Johann Ludwig Weiler
b. 1 May 1860, d. 23 September 1924
- Father: Johann Ludwig Weiler b. 1 February 1825, d. 23 January 1900
- Mother: Catherina Haueisen b. 5 June 1827
- Johann Ludwig Weiler was born on 1 May 1860 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- He was baptized/christened on 27 May 1860 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara, Niagara Falls, New York, sponsored by Apollonia Schlenk. Other sponsor was Balthasar Weiler.
- He was known as Louis until about the time of his marriage.
- He was known as John Lewis as an adult.
- Johann Ludwig Weiler and Catherina Haueisen appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York, enumerated next to Louis' brother Balthasar.. Other members of the household included Johann Ludwig Weiler, Johann Adam Weiler, Apolonia Weiler and Matthaeus Haueisen.
- Johann Ludwig Weiler and Catherina Haueisen, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois. Other members of the household included Johann Ludwig Weiler, Anna C. Weiler, Henry H. Weiler, Johann Adam Weiler and Apolonia Weiler.
- Johann Ludwig Weiler and Catherina Haueisen appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois. Other members of the household included Johann Ludwig Weiler, Johann Adam Weiler, Anna C. Weiler, Henry H. Weiler and Maria Ursula Weiler.
- He was a farm laborer, according to the 1880 census.
- He married Ellen Callahan, daughter of Samuel Callahan and Esther Lambert, on 3 October 1883 in Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois, at the Penick house.
- Johann Ludwig Weiler and Ellen Callahan appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 417 West 9th Avenue. Other members of the household included George Walter Weiler, Herold James Weiler, Lewis Forest Weiler, Esther Lambert and David Perry Penick. Also, boarding in the household were two young oil company workers.
- He was a merchant, according to the 1900 census.
- Johann Ludwig Weiler and Ellen Callahan appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 122 West ???? Avenue enumerated next to his son Herald.. Other members of the household included Lewis Forest Weiler.
- He was a commercial traveler for his son Herald's factory, according to the 1910 census.
- The following appeared on 23 November 1910 in the Corsicana Daily Sun: H. H. Boge of Portland, Oregon, is here on a visit to his brother-in-law, J. L. Weiler, and family.
- The following appeared on 4 December 1915 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Weiler, who have just received news of the advent of a new baby boy in the home of their son, George, who lives in Fargo, North Dakota. Should the young heir inherit his father's musical genius there will be added a prominent musician to the music world.
- The following appeared on 13 November 1917 in the Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: (From Friday's Daily) Capt Harold Weiler of Troop D., Texas National Guard was painfully injured in Ft. Worth late yesterday afternoon. Capt. Weiler was riding a motorcycle in the city when a heavily loaded auto truck ran into him, causing several painful injuries. As a result of the accident one toe and half of another toe had to be amputated, one hand was badly cut and one hip painfully crushed. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Weiler, parents of th wounded officer, went to Ft. Worth last night to be with their son who was taken to St. Joseph's infirmary immediately after the accident and they telephoned here today that the wounded man is resting well but is pretty sore as a result of the unfortunate accident.
- The following appeared on 9 May 1918 in the Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Weiler came home last night from Mineral Wells. Mrs. Weiler went there some weeks ago for her health and her many friends will be glad to learn that she returns very greatly improved.
- He officially witnessed the death of Ellen Callahan on 10 August 1918 at 122 West 4th Avenue in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.
- Johann Ludwig Weiler became a widower at the 10 August 1918 death of his wife Ellen Callahan.
- The following appeared on 13 August 1918 in The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: (From Saturday's Daily) Mrs. Nellie Callahan Weiler, wife of J. L. Weiler, passed away at the family home, corner of North Eleventh street and West Fourth Avenue, at three o'clock this morning after many months of bad health. The deceased was fifty-four years of age, and had lived in Corsicana for nearly twenty hears. She was born in Johnstown, Pa., but grew to womanhood in Illinois, from where she came to Texas with her husband and three sons.
The deceased was an active and faithful member of the First Methodist church, and lead a Christian life, the influence of which will live after her. She is survived by her venerable and invalid mother Mrs. Ester Penick, who made her home with the Weiler family, her husband and three sons, Prof. Geo. Weiler, of Fargo, North Dakota; Capt. Harold J. Weiler now with the American army in France, and Lieutenant Forrest Weiler, of Camp Logan, Houston. The latter is here and Prof. Weiler may reach here in time for the funeral which will probably take place from the First Methodist Church at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, with interment in Oakwood.
The active pall bearers will be S. W. Burdine, J. E. Blair, C. T. Banister, A A. Allison, W. J. Seelig and J. N. Royall. Honorary pall bearers will be the members of the United Commercial Travelers living in Corsicana.
- He married Amy L. Weaver circa 1919.
- Johann Ludwig Weiler and Amy L. Weaver appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 1216 West 3rd Avenue.
- He was a furniture merchant, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 17 July 1920 in The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: The Home Furnishing Company, 112 South Beaton street, has been sold by the proprietors, J. L. Weiler & Son, to Orrell & Ragland. The new firm is composed of W. D. Orrell and Ed Ragland.
Mr. Orrell has been a resident of Corsicana for several years, having been manager of the furnishing company when owned by Sparks & Worthington and also by Weiler & Son. He is an experienced furniture man and has become well known during his residence here. . . .
J. L. Weiler left today for an extended visit in the East before he moves to Houston, where he has purchased a residence and will make his future home. L. F. Weiler and family left yesterday for San Antonio, where they will live.
- The following appeared on 12 February 1921 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: J. L. Weiler and wife have returned from Houston to Corsicana and will again make this city their home.
- The following appeared on 5 April 1921 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: Mr. J. L. Weiler received a message from Mrs. Weiler saying that her daughter, to whom she was called two weeks ago in Minneapolis, Minn., died at her home there last Thursday.
- Johann Ludwig Weiler died on 23 September 1924 at age 64 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 2119 West 5th Avenue at his residence. . His death was officially witnessed by Amy L. Weaver.
- Amy L. Weaver became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 23 September 1924 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: At 7:30 this morning, J. L. Weiler died suddenly in the bath room at his home, 2111 West Fifth avenue. The deceased was 63 years of age in May last and had been a resident here for twenty-four years.
The deceased was a native of Illinois and came from that state to Texas. For a number of years he engaged in the furniture business, but due to ill health he had not been regularly in business for some time.
The deceased was a member of the First Methodist church, and was one of the most devoted and ardent workers in the Sunday school. He organized a men's Bible class in the First Methodist church, and when it became necessary for him to cease teaching the class, in his honor it was named the Weiler Bible class, and still bears his name. The class is now one of the largest Bible classes ever in a Corsicana Sunday school, and will continue to bear the name of the man who organized and who devoted many anxious hours in the labor of building and keeping the class foremost in the good work of the Sabbath school. The deceased was a good and true man in all the essentials of life, and his death, though not unexpected, is sorely regretted by the enrire community.
Surviving the deceased is his wife and three children. The children are George Weiler of Iowa, Harold Weiler of Wichita Falls, and Forrest Weiler of Dallas. Two step-daughters live in Nebraska and Minnesota, and a step-son in Montana. Funeral arrangements will not be announced until these are all heard from.
- Last Edited: 14 Dec 2014