Edward Weilenman, who was born in 1846 in Wildberg, Switzerland,
came with his parents, Joshua Richard and Elizabeth Klein Fisher
Weilenman (Wyleman, original spelling), and brother Jacob (born
1851) and sister Caroline (born 1844 and later married Franklin
Babb), to America, and settled around Albia, Iowa. Several years
later there were several more children born. Two boys, named Henry
and Alfred, and two children, who died as infants.
Edward made his way west to
Montgomery Co., settling in the extreme southern part of Pilot Grove
Twp. There he met and married Elizabeth Babb, Oct. 14, 1869.
Elizabeth’s parents were Isaiah M. and Hester Ricketts Babb, who
both came from Indiana.
Edward and Elizabeth had eleven children: (1) Mrs. A. J. Wallace
(Rachel Caroline, who was born in 1870 and died in 1897. She is
buried in Waveland Cemetery); (2) Jacob Franklin, who married
Cynthia Stoddard; (3) Mrs. Clayton Stoddard (Emily Mae); (4) Mrs.
John E. Hickerson (Mary); (5) Mrs. Ira Hickerson (Hulda); (6)
Clarence Garfield, who married Mary Christina Everett; (7) Fred C.
who married Jessie M. Berganzial; (8) Mrs. John A. Linder (Maude);
(9) Sammy; (10) Willie; (11) Amanda; with the last three who all
died as infants.
passed away Aug. 23, 1920 at Lincoln, Neb. His wife, Elizabeth,
passed away May 2, 1912 at Seward, Neb.
Franklin, was born Sept. 27, 1871, in Pilot Grove, Frankfort Twp.
area. He married Cynthia A. Stoddard Feb. 7, 1900. Cynthia was born
Oct. 30, 1883, at Loveland, Colo. Her parents were Lymon and Rhoda
Jacob farmed with his father
for awhile after he was married. Jake, as he was called, and Cynthia
were the parents of five children. They are (1) Mrs. Eva A. Simpson
(first married Ralph O’Dell, and after his death married Roy
Simpson. Eva was born April 31, 1900. Eva now lives at Brookfield,
Missouri.) (2) Frank Clifton, who was married to Laura Kalor, was
born Nov. 20, 1906 and died Aug. 1976. He is buried in Red Oak
Cemetery. (3) Mrs. Alice Reed (who was married first to Lee O’Dell,
and after his death married Ole Reed. Alice was born Aug. 31, 1911,
now living in Omaha, Nebr.) (4) Francis (married Russell Kalor, Aug.
23, 1930. She was born Nov. 4, 1914, and died shortly after the
birth of her first child.) (5) Edgar (whose wife’s name was Maxine)
was born April 31, 1919 and died 1965.
Cynthia moved to Red Oak from the farm in 1930. Jake passed away
April 11, 1945 and Cynthia passed away April 17, 1952. They are both
buried in Red Oak Cemetery.