Barbara Weber: Birth: 1876. Death: 1958
Sister Modesta Weber: Death: AFT. FEB 1933
Nick Weber: Death: AFT. FEB 1933
Unk Female Weber: Death: 1907
Mary Weber: Death: AFT. FEB 1933
Note: Article taken from "Echoes of an Era 1880-1980 Bridgewater, South Dakota" published by the Bridgewater, South Dakota Centennial Committee in 1980. John B. Weber was born in Butzdorf, Germany March 1, 1833. He came to America in 1847 and located in Wisconsin where he resided until 1879. He was married to Catherine Hollrith in April of 1855 in Washington County, Wisconsin. To this union were born five children. His wife passed away in Feb. 1863. In 1864 he married Barbara Marshman. To this union were born eleven children, three dying in infancy. John Weber came to Dakota in June 1879 and settled on his homestead six miles east of Bridgewater, SD. He resided there until 1903 when he moved to Bridgewater. His second wife died in Feb. 1905. After his wife's death, he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. John Streff until her death in 1907. Since then, he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Nick Welbes of Bridgewater. He passed away at the age of 91 years and 3 months on may 30, 1924. He left six children: Peter Weber, Mrs. Frank Leitheiser, Mrs. Nick Welbes, Sister Modesta of Benedictine Convent, Yankton, SD, Mrs. John Schoeberl and Nick Weber; 43 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. He was buried from St. Stephen's Church, Bridgewater, with Father Roche officiating. Two of John B. Weber's daughters died of smallpox in 1882 during the epidemic in Bridgewater. They worked at a rooming house where the man who brought the disease stayed. Their ages were 20 and 22. They were buried in a corner plot of the city cemetery. John B. Weber was Dr. M.A. Welbes' grandfather.
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