Posted By: Roseanna Zehner
Date: 7/25/2006 at 20:55:46
Weberg Brothers is a mercantile firm of Inwood, Lyon county, composed of two brothers, both of whom are notable characters, Joseph, who is in charge of the store, and A. P., now the county treasurer, whose career is noted under another heading.
Joseph Weberg was born in Norway, May 30, 1869, and was brought to the United States by his parents when he was ten years old. They settled on a farm near Beloit, Wisconsin, and there he received his early education. Early manifesting mercantile abilities of a high order, when he reached the age of eighteen he became a clerk in a general store, having already accompanied his parents to Lyon county in 1882. Ten years later he joined his brother, A. P., in purchasing a small stock of goods in Inwood, and their success was immediate and marked. Trade flowed in upon them, and they gradually enlarged their business, taking on dry goods, boots and shoes, and in fact making it a general store of large dimensions.
At the present time they are carrying a stock of about ten thousand dollars in a store 22 by 100 feet, which is shelved to the ceiling, and which they purchased in 1901.
Joseph Weberg was married I 1895 to Miss Nellie, daughter of J. Jacobson, a native of Norway. They have two children, Genevieve and Myrtle. Mr. Weberg is a Republican and has been town trustee. He has been elected a member of the council, and is now serving in that capacity. Fraternally he is a member of Lodge No. 521, I. O. O. F., and is a charter member of Camp No. 2898, Modern Woodmen of America, in which he holds at the present time the position of manager.
Source: Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Lyon County, Iowa. Published under the Auspices of the Pioneer Association of Lyon County. Geo. Monlun, Pres.; Hon. E. C. Roach Sec’y; and Col. F. M. Thompson, Historian. Geo. A. Ogle & CO., Published, Engravers and Book Manufacturers. Chicago, 1904-1905
Transcribed by Roseanna Zehner, Darlene Jacoby and Diane Johnson
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