Geneseo Republic Feb. 23, 1894


Mrs. John Weidlein, an old resident of Henry County, died at her home on North State street, in this city, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1894, of dropsy and infirmities of age, in her 70th year. 

Her maiden names Elnora C. Emmert and she was a native of Bavaria, Germany.  At the age of 13 years she came to Bradford County, Pa. with her parents where, on March 11, 1839, she was married to her now bereaved husband.  In 1851 they came west and settled in Osco, this county, which was their home till Mr. Weidlein retired from active life in 1880, since which time they have resided in Geneseo.  She was the mother of eleven children, three whom died in infancy, and one Vina, in 1870, at the age of 23 years.  Seven sons and on daughter survive and it was a pride and credit to her that all grew up highly respected and have established themselves in good homes.  The survivors at A. Weidlein, Supervisor of Osco, Phil., of Kansas City: Lew., of Augusta Kansas, Jacob, of Witchta, Kansas, Ed., of Augusta Kansas,  Geo.. and Vol. of Morriston, and Mrs. Carrie Drehmer, of Genesee.  She was a good Christian woman in the broadest sense of the word, one whose influence in the home circle and in the community was always for the good, and many friends will sympathize with her family in their bereavement.  Funeral services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at her home and at 1 p.m. at the church in Morristown of which she had for years been a prominent member by her pastor, Rev. Mr. Baird.

 

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