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Weiler, Jesse D. 1874 1965


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Date: 5/13/2015 at 16:20:34


Jesse D. Weiler, operating a fine farm of two hundred and thirty-three acres on section 18, Washington township, and numbered among the most progressive and practical agriculturists of his locality, was born at Fort Atkinson, April 7, 1874. He is a son of Jacob and Nannie (Krumm) Weiler, natives of Germany, the father coming to America when he was a young man. He served in the Union army as a member of Company C, Thirty-eighth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, remaining with his command during the entire period of the Civil war. He afterward engaged in farming in Winneshiek county and became well known in public affairs, holding various township offices. He is now living retired in Charles City and still owns the farm which his son operates. He and his wife became the parents of six children: Jerome, of Vermilion, Iowa; Tillie, the wife of J. Dunlap, of Charles City; Emma, who married E. B. Alcott, also of Charles City; Lloyd, who lives on the home farm; Jesse D., of this review; and Lorina, who married Charles Smith, of Humboldt.

Jesse D. Weiler was reared upon his father's farm, dividing his time in his childhood between assisting in its operation and attending the district school. He has never left the homestead and now makes his home thereon, carrying on general farming and stock-raising upon its two hundred and thirty-three acres. Everything about the place is in excellent condition, substantial improvements have been made and the entire property reflects in its neat and attractive appearance the careful supervision and practical methods of its manager, who is a progressive and able agriculturist.

On the 6th of August, 1892, Mr. Weiler married Miss Jessie Thompson and to their union has been born a daughter, Geraldine, whose birth occurred on the 18th of May, 1910. Mr. Weiler is a republican in his political views. He is an energetic man and, having always been inspired by a spirit of progress, his success and prosperity are due entirely to his own efforts.

Source: History of Winneshiek County, Iowa Vol. II Chicago the S. J. Clark Publishing Company 1913

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