b. 24 July 1864, d. 10 August 1918
- Ellen Callahan was born on 24 July 1864 in Buckstown, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
- She was known as Nellie Penick because she was raised by her stepfather Daniel Penick.
- Daniel Penick and Esther Lambert appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois. Other members of the household included Ellen Callahan, Robert Penick and David Perry Penick. Also in the household were five male boarders.
- She married Johann Ludwig Weiler, son of Johann Ludwig Weiler and Catherina Haueisen, 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.
- 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.
- 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 7 April 1916 in the Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: Mrs. J. L. Weiler, who underwent an operation Monday, did not have a very good night last night and was reported not doing well this morning.
- The following appeared on 13 November 1916 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: Mrs. Pe[rr]y Penick, a sister-in-law of Mrs. J. L. Weiler, died at her home in West Point, Illinois, this morning. The news reached Mrs. Weiler today by telegraph, but she will not be able to attend the funeral.
- 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.
- Ellen Callahan died on 10 August 1918 at age 54 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 122 West 4th Avenue . Hier death was officially witnessed by Johann Ludwig Weiler.
- Johann Ludwig Weiler became a widower at her death.
- She was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.
- 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.
- The following appeared on 13 August 1918 in The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: (From Monday's Daily) The remains of the late Mrs. Nellie Callahan Weiler, wife of J. L. Weiler, who died last Saturday morning after a long illness, was held from the First Methodist church this afternoon, with Rev. A. D. Porter officiating. The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The deceased was a most estimable Christian woman, and during a residence of twenty years in Corsicana had made a host of friends who are grieved at her death, and who sympathize deeply with the venerable mother, husband and sons in the loss that has come to them.
- Last Edited: 5 Nov 2014