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History of Benton County, Iowa
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1910; Luther B. Hill, Ed.

Pages 631-632

FRANK WEICHMAN — The subject of this sketch is a representative of one of the prominent and highly respected families of Fremont township, Benton county, Iowa. The father of this family, Henry Weiehman, when a young man came from his native land, Germany, to this country, and in Benton county, Iowa, acquired a competency and reared a family of sons and daughters, eight in number, of whom five are living and occupying prominent and useful positions in the community. More extended reference to the early history of the family will be found in this work in connection with the biographies of John and Christian A. Weichman, brothers of Frank.

Frank Weichman grew up on his father's farm in Benton county, receiving a good, common school education and early acquiring the thrifty habits of his prosperous father. When he married he rented land from his father, and subsequently received as his inheritance eighty acres of the home place, which he cultivated and to which, later he added by purchase the farm upon being sold but about 2,000 acres. This company laid out the town of Crook, about 100 acres being which his present home is situated. This home, modern and beautiful, furnished and equipped better than the average city home, he has occupied since 1902, and he is the owner of three hundred broad acres, devoted to general farming and stock raising, cattle and hogs being his specialty. In addition to this farm Mr. Weichman owns a tract of land in Hartley county, Texas, and he is a director of the Newhall Savings Bank.

On April 30, 1890, Mr. Weichman married Miss Pauline Schlotterback, a native of Fremont township, born November 23, 1867, daughter of Gotleib and Christena (Schlotterback) Schlotterback. Her father was born in Reichenburg, Germany, November 26, 1832, and died in this county January 20, 1893; her mother born April 4, 1832, is now a resident of Atkins, Iowa. They had twelve children, of whom nine are living, namely: Jacob, William, Charles, Albert, Mary, wife of Charles Weichman; Caroline, wife of Fred Mathis; Pauline, Mrs. Frank Weichman; Elizabeth, wife of Henry Schuchmann, and Frank; all of Benton county. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weichman have four children: Clarence, Harry, Victor, and Irene, all at home.

Politically Mr. Weichman is a Democrat, always taking a commendable interest in public affairs, and having served as school director, not, however, in any sense of the word being a politician.

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