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Weger, Michael 1862 - 1927


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/17/2019 at 12:21:15

Clayton County Register, Thur., 13 Jan. 1927.

Michael Werger*, a retired farmer, died at his home in Strawberry Point Saturday morning at 5 o'clock after a few months illness.

Mr. Werger was born in Germany February 24, 1862. He came to this country in early manhood.

He was married in July, 1885, to Anna Baumgartner. He has spent most of his years in this county, in this community. He leaves to mourn his wife, 2 daughters and one son, Mrs. Martha Hanff of Andrew, Iowa, and Mrs. Anna Peters of Chicago, and Otto Werger of that city. One son, Paul, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church at Strawberry Point Monday.

*Note: surname is Weger, not Werger.

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Clayton County Register, Thur., 13 Jan. 1927. Strawberry Point column.

The death of Michael Weger occurred last Saturday morning after a lingering illness. Local doctors and specialists were consulted and his disease was of such a nature that no hope was held from the first although he was up until the last few weeks.

He was a good citizen and neighbor, was a firm believer in the Lutheran religion and when he knew his time was short he said he would like to live a few more years, but if it is the Lord's will he was ready to go any time.

Michael Weger was born in Germany, Feb. 24, 1862. At an early age he came to this country. He was united in marriage at St. Sebald to Anna Baumgartner.

To this union four children were born, Paul, who preceded his father in death Oct. 6, 1913, the remaining are Otto of this place, Anna, now Mrs. Peters of Chicago, Martha, now Mrs. Hanff of Andrews, and one adopted daughter, Ada, now Mrs. Baumer of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Besides his wife and children he leaves four grandchildren, also three brothers and four sisters, Geo. Weger of this place, John Weger and Gottlieb Weger of St. Sebald, Mrs. H. Zwanziger of St. Sebald, Mrs. Lena Wuest of Hawkeye, Mrs. Dora Baumgartner of Dakota, and Mrs. Lizzie Lohaus of Oklahoma, besides other relatives and a large circle of friends to mourn his death.

Funeral services occurred Monday afternoon at the Lutheran church conducted by his pastor, Rev. Jahr. Interment took place in our cemetery.


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