Elisabetha Weber1

F, b. 12 November 1793, d. 27 February 1797
Reference=0060.9
     She was born on 12 November 1793 8 p.m.1,2

Elisabetha Weber was baptized on 13 November 1793 at Schwendi, Württemberg. 9 a.m.
Sponsors: Leonard Regenbogen, Elisbeth Müller.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Johann Nepomuk Weber and Veronika Briechle.1

Elisabetha Weber died on 27 February 1797 at age 3.1

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 310, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  2. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, baptismal record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Ellen Weber1

F, b. August 1965
Reference=0007.B.3.6
     She was born in August 1965 at Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois.1 She is the daughter of Richard Weber and Elizabeth Mueller.1

Citations

  1. [S233] Richard Weber, "Weber FGS."

Florian Germaine Weber

M, b. 15 July 1899, d. 13 April 1948
Reference=0007.D
     He was born on 15 July 1899 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,2,3,4,5,6 He was the son of Wilhelm Fridolin Weber and Matilda May Weber.

Florian Germaine Weber was baptized on 18 July 1899 at Fond du Lac. Germanus and Gertrude Scherzinger were the baptismal sponsors.2 His baptism name was Florian Germanus.2 He lived in 1917 in Fond du Lac.7 He served an unknown place between 3 October 1918 and 13 December 1918 at Oshkosh, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. Served in the US Army in World War I
Service Number 5275444
Rank of private
Awarded WWI victory button and victory medal.8,9 He an unknown place Farm Hand
Florian Weber "may have been" a farm hand as according to Fond du Lac Directory 1928 (440). It would be consistent with his work history. in 1928. He an unknown place Was first an office clerk, then an auto salesman.10 He an unknown place laborer in 1932 at Fond du Lac.11 He lived in 1932 in Fond du Lac.11 He an unknown place Automobile Salesman in 1948 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.12

Florian Germaine Weber died on 13 April 1948 at age 48.13,14,6

Florian Weber's Obituary was printed in the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter on 13 April 1948 as follows:
     FLORIAN WEBER EXPIRES AFTER HEART AILMENT
     Former Resident OF City Dies In Milwaukee; Service At St. Mary Church
     Florian Germaine Weber, 48, of Milwaukee, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Weber, who was born and reared in Fond du Lac died at 5 a. m. today t Milwaukee hospital after sustaining a heart attack. He had been ill two weeks.
     Born July 15, 1899, son of William F. and Mathilda Weber, Mr. Weber was graduated from St. Mary parochial school here, later completing work at Oshkosh Normal school. He was a member of the student army training corps during World War I and during World War II was with the air corps at Scott field, Ill. He had been engaged as an automobile salesman at Milwaukee.
     Surviving are 10 sisters and brothers, Amelia, Marie, and Leo B. Weber and Mrs. Leo F. Dana, city, Eleanor, Frederick Carl, Norbert and Roman Weber, Chicago, Raymond of Milwaukee and William of Waukesha.
     Funeral services will be held at Calvary cemetery. The body will arrive here Wednesday.12

Florian Germaine Weber was buried at Calvary Cemetery after 14 April 1948 at Fond du Lac.6,12

Citations

  1. [S145] Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds.
  2. [S119] Church Record, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  3. [S233] Richard Weber, "Weber FGS."
  4. [S313] Fond du Lac Co Vital Records (published).
  5. [S339] Letter, Mary Berenice Weber to Dana Kellerman.
  6. [S341] Robert Shirey, "Robert Shirey email," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 28 Apr 2004.
  7. [S198] Fond du Lac Directory 1917.
  8. [S219] "Army Service Record."
  9. [S486] "Unknown short record title."
  10. [S340] Elizabeth Herzfeld, "Herzfeld Research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 05 Oct 2006.
  11. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.
  12. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter.
  13. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 06 Dec 1915.
  14. [S84] Fond du Lac, headstone inscription, Archives of D.F. Kellerman, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Frances Weber1

F, b. 1786, d. 16 May 1796
     She was born in 1786.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Weber.1

Frances Weber died on 16 May 1796 at 6 am.1

Frances Weber was buried at 8 am on 17 May 1796.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Francis Weber1,2

M, b. 20 April 1687
Reference=240.0
     He was born on 20 April 1687 at Schwendi.2 He was the son of Jakob Weber and Anna Schenk. He married an unknown person before January 1730. He was a widower at the time of his marriage to Anna Elisabeth Hauser.3 He lived in January 1730 in Schwendi, Württemberg.3 He married Anna Elisabeth Hauser on 9 January 1730 at Schwendi, Württemberg. Witnesses: Johann Jacob Moritz and Karl Geiger.1

Children of Francis Weber and Anna Elisabeth Hauser

Citations

  1. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, marriage record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.
  2. [S493] Herald Weber, "Email Correspondence from Herald Weber," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  3. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, marriage record (to Hauser), Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.
  4. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, son Joseph's baptismal record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.
  5. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, baptismal record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Francis Weber1

M, d. before 15 December 1746
     He married an unknown person before 25 May 1727 at Widowed at the time of marriage to Ursula Tschan..1 He lived circa 25 May 1727 in Schwendi, Württemberg.1

Francis Weber married Ursula Tschann on 25 May 1727 at Schwendi, Württemberg. Witnesses: Johann Kemerle and Johann Barth, both of Schwendi.1

Francis Weber died before 15 December 1746.2

Citations

  1. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, marriage record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.
  2. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, wife Ursula's death record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Francisca Weber1

F, b. circa 6 December 1691
     She was born circa 6 December 1691.1

Francisca Weber was baptized on 6 December 1691 at Schwendi, Württemberg. Sponsors: Georg Guetter, Catharina Riedenweiser; Cleric: Rev. Johann Schmidt Capuchin.1 She was the daughter of Jacob Weber and Anna Schenk.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, baptismal record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Francisca Weber1

F, b. circa 20 August 1688
     She was born circa 20 August 1688.1

Francisca Weber was baptized on 20 August 1688 at Schwendi, Württemberg. Sponsors: Georg Guetter, Catharina Niederweis; Cleric: Rev. Johann Schmidt Capuchin. She was the daughter of Jacob Weber and Anna Schenk.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, baptismal record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Francisca Weber1

F, b. circa April 1689, d. circa 10 February 1690
     She was born circa April 1689.1 She was the daughter of Jacob Weber and Anna Schenk.1 She died circa 10 February 1690 at aged 10 months.1

Francisca Weber was buried at an unknown place on 10 February 1690 at Schwendi, Württemberg.1

As of 10 February 1690, Francisca Weber was also known as Frances.2

Citations

  1. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, death record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.
  2. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Franciscus Weber1

M, b. circa 20 April 1687
     He was born circa 20 April 1687.1

Franciscus Weber was baptized on 20 April 1687 at Schwendi, Württemberg. Sponsors: Georg Guetter, Catharina Niederweis.1 He was the son of Jacob Weber and Anna Schenk.1

Citations

  1. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, baptismal record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Franz Joseph Weber1

M, b. 23 May 1853, d. 9 June 1853
Reference=0029.4.1.1
     He was born illegitimate on 23 May 1853 at Schwendi, Württemberg; 12:30 p.m.1,2 He was the son of Maria Anna Weber.1

Franz Joseph Weber died on 9 June 1853 at Schwendi; 1:30 p.m; age: 1 hour; cause: complications at birth.1,2

Franz Joseph Weber was buried at an unknown place on 11 June 1853 at Schwendi; 8 a.m.2

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 312b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  2. [S4] Schwendi, Württemberg, Catholic Church, Tote, 1811-1860, 1853, p. 297, no. 21.

Franz Xaver Weber1

M, b. 25 May 1864, d. 4 August 1864
Reference=0029.D.4
     He was born on 25 May 1864 at Biberach, Württemberg.1 He was the son of Matthias Weber and Marianna Hermann.1

Franz Xaver Weber died on 4 August 1864.1

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, pp. 311b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.

Franz Xaver Weber1

M, b. 7 August 1865, d. 18 October 1865
Reference=0029.D.5
     He was born on 7 August 1865.1 He was the son of Matthias Weber and Marianna Hermann.1

Franz Xaver Weber died on 18 October 1865.1

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, pp. 311b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.

Franz Xaver Weber

M, b. 29 December 1835, d. 18 February 1836
Reference=0030.4.3
     He was born on 29 December 1835 at Schwendi, Württemberg, 11 a.m.1,2

Franz Xaver Weber was baptized on 30 December 1835 at Schwendi. 2 p.m.
Sponsors: Joseph Anton Stahl and Maria Anna Huntzmann nee Braun.1,2 He was the son of Josephus Weber and Creszentia Hirniggel.1

Franz Xaver Weber died on 18 February 1836 at Schwendi; 12 noon; cause: consumption.1,3

Franz Xaver Weber was buried at an unknown place on 21 February 1836 at Schwendi; 8 a.m.3

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 312b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  2. [S5] Schwendi Taufen 1811-1855: 1835 No. 39 (p. 127), Schwendi Catholic Church.
  3. [S4] Schwendi, Württemberg, Catholic Church, Tote, 1811-1860, p. 107, No. 2.

Franz Xaver Weber

M, b. 16 November 1839, d. 12 January 1840
Reference=0030.4.6
     Franz Xaver Weber was baptized on 16 November 1839 at Schwendi. 12 noon
Sponsors: Josef Anton Stahl, Maria Anna Hirniggel nee Braun.1 He was born on 16 November 1839 at Schwendi, Württemberg, 4 a.m.1,2 He was the son of Josephus Weber and Creszentia Hirniggel.1

Franz Xaver Weber died on 12 January 1840 at Schwendi; diarrhea?, 12 p.m.
Death Record: 27 days old.1,2,3

Franz Xaver Weber was buried at an unknown place on 14 January 1840 at Schwendi; 9 a.m.3

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 312b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  2. [S5] Schwendi Taufen 1811-1855: 1839, No. 37, Schwendi Catholic Church.
  3. [S4] Schwendi, Württemberg, Catholic Church, Tote, 1811-1860.

Franz Xaver Weber

M, b. 3 June 1848, d. 12 August 1848
Reference=0030.4.C
     He was born on 3 June 1848 at Schwendi, Württemberg.1,2

Franz Xaver Weber was baptized on 4 June 1848 at Schwendi. The baptism was witnessed by Maria Ursula Hirniggel 2:30 p.m.
Additional Sponsor: Andreas Stahl.1,2 He was the son of Josephus Weber and Creszentia Hirniggel.1

Franz Xaver Weber died on 12 August 1848 at Schwendi; poisoning, 4 p.m.1,2,3

Franz Xaver Weber was buried at an unknown place on 14 August 1848 at Schwendi; 8 a.m.3

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 312b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  2. [S5] Schwendi Taufen 1811-1855: No. 26, Schwendi Catholic Church.
  3. [S4] Schwendi, Württemberg, Catholic Church, Tote, 1811-1860.

Franz Xaver Weber1

M, b. 10 February 1835, d. 13 February 1835
Reference=0060.3.4.3
     He was born on 10 February 1835 at Schwendi, Württemberg, 8 a.m.1,2

Franz Xaver Weber was baptized on 10 February 1835 at Schwendi. The baptism was witnessed by Maria Ursula Hirniggel 12 noon
Sponsors: Joseph Schnaubel, shoemaker and Ursula Schellhammer nee Hirniggel.3 He was the son of Matthäus Weber and Maria Anastasia Natterer.1

Franz Xaver Weber died on 13 February 1835 at Schwendi; 3 a.m; cause: poisoning.1,4

Franz Xaver Weber was buried at an unknown place on 15 February 1835 at Schwendi; 8 a.m.5

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 310b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  2. [S5] Schwendi Taufen 1811-1855: 1835, No. 3 (p. 123), Schwendi Catholic Church.
  3. [S5] Schwendi Taufen 1811-1855, Schwendi Catholic Church.
  4. [S4] Schwendi, Württemberg, Catholic Church, Tote, 1811-1860, p. 105, No. 2.
  5. [S4] Schwendi, Württemberg, Catholic Church, Tote, 1811-1860, 1835, No. 2.

Franz Xaver Weber1

M, b. 25 September 1800, d. 12 October 1825
Reference=0060.D
     He was born on 25 September 1800 at Schwendi, Württemberg, 6 p.m.1,2 He was baptized on 26 September 1800 at Schwendi. 8 a.m.
Sponsors: Bartholomew Regenbogen, hunter, Elizabeth Müller.2 He was the son of Joseph Johann Nepomuk Weber and Veronika Briechle.1

Franz Xaver Weber died on 12 October 1825 at age 25.1

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 310, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  2. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Franziska Weber1

F, b. 29 February 1796, d. 16 May 1796
Reference=0060.A
     She was born on 29 February 1796 at Schwendi, Württemberg, 11 a.m.1,2

Franziska Weber was baptized on 29 February 1796 at Schwendi. 3 p.m.
Sponsors: Leonard Regengogen, hunter, Elizabeth Renz.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Johann Nepomuk Weber and Veronika Briechle.1

Franziska Weber died on 16 May 1796 at Schwendi; 6 a.m., 10 weeks old.1,3

Franziska Weber was buried at an unknown place on 17 May 1796 at Schwendi; 8 a.m.3

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 310, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  2. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.
  3. [S6] Württemberg: baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations, 1669-1824 Catholic Church records--Schwendi, death record, Schwendi Ta/He/To/Ko 1669-1824.

Frederick Carl Weber

M, b. 23 August 1881, d. 1950
Reference=0007.3
     He was born on 23 August 1881 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,2,3 He was the son of Wilhelm Fridolin Weber and Matilda May Weber.

Frederick Carl Weber was baptized on 1 September 1881 at St. Mary's Church, Fond du Lac. Frederick Wagner and Theresa Goeser were the baptismal sponsors.2 His baptism name was Frederick Charles Weber.2

Frederick Carl Weber was also known as Carl Known as Carl. He lived in 1905 in Fond du Lac.4

Frederick Carl Weber married Mary Francis Scotten on 3 March 1908 at Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.5,6 He an unknown place Superintendent of the waterworks in 1912 at Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska.5 He an unknown place Secretary in 1930.7

Frederick Carl Weber died in 1950 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.1,3

Children of Frederick Carl Weber and Mary Francis Scotten

Citations

  1. [S233] Richard Weber, "Weber FGS."
  2. [S119] Church Record, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  3. [S339] Letter, Mary Berenice Weber to Dana Kellerman.
  4. [S240] Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) County Directory, 1905.
  5. [S128] Western Historical Company, History of Fond du Lac County.
  6. [S340] Elizabeth Herzfeld, "Herzfeld Research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 13 Oct 2006 - Marriage Record Enclosed.
  7. [S340] Elizabeth Herzfeld, "Herzfeld Research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 5 Oct 2006.

Friederich Weber

M, b. 1 March 1841
Reference=0030.4.7
     He was (an unknown value).1 He was born on 1 March 1841 at Schwendi, Württemberg, 6 p.m.2,3,4

Friederich Weber was baptized on 2 March 1841 at Schwendi. 2 p.m.
Sponsors: Johann Anton Stahl, Maria Anna Hügmann.5 He was the son of Josephus Weber and Creszentia Hirniggel.5 He an unknown place Master carpenter and tax collector at Schwendi.6,4

Marriage banns for Friederich Weber and Bernharde Beck were published on 17 February 1867 at Schwendi, Württemberg.4 Marriage banns for Friederich Weber and Bernharde Beck were published on 24 February 1867 at Schwendi, Württemberg.4 Marriage banns for Friederich Weber and Bernharde Beck were published on 3 March 1867 at Schwendi, Württemberg.4

Friederich Weber married Bernharde Beck, daughter of Joseph Beck and Creszcenz Stadler, on 4 March 1867 at Schwendi, Württemberg. Witnesses: Ferdinand Beck, Andreas Weber and Magdalena Buerger of Großschafhausen; Rev. Breilinger.6,4

Children of Friederich Weber and Bernharde Beck

Citations

  1. [S490] Harald Weber, "Family Group Sheet - Schwendi."
  2. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 312b, 318b, 320b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  3. [S5] Schwendi Taufen 1811-1855: 1841, No. 12, Schwendi Catholic Church.
  4. [S3] Schwendi Catholic Church: entry for Agnes Kramer Michael Weber, 04 June 1805, Schwendi Catholic Church, Schwendi, Württemberg, P. 134, No. 3.
  5. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 312b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  6. [S412] Catholic family book records, pp. 318b, 320b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  7. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 320b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.

Friederich Weber1

M, b. 6 June 1866, d. before 21 September 1873
Reference=0029.6.2.1
     He was born illegitimate on 6 June 1866 at Illegitimate.1 He was the son of Maria Theresia Weber.1

Friederich Weber died before 21 September 1873; 24th of ? Unsure of date from source, but since his name was reused, he must have died before the next Friederich was born.1

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 313b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.

Friederich Weber1

M, b. 21 September 1873, d. 21 October 1873
Reference=0029.6.2.2
     He was born illegitimate on 21 September 1873 at Illegitimate.1 He was the son of Maria Theresia Weber.1

Friederich Weber died on 21 October 1873.1

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 313b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.

Gebhard Weber1,2

M, b. 4 September 1846, d. 21 January 1917
Reference=0015.1
     He was born on 4 September 1846 at Schwendi, Württemberg, 6 a.m.3,4,2

Gebhard Weber was baptized on 5 September 1846 at Schwendi. The baptism was witnessed by Theresia Bucher 2 p.m; Additional Sponsors: Gebhard Ziens and Theresia Weiss nee Bucher.5 He was the son of Benedikt Weber and Maria Josefa Weiss.6 He an unknown place The following history of the Weber Brewery comes from the American Breweriana Association web site:
G Weber Brewing
Theresa Wisconsin
The year was 1961. During early spring, The Milwaukee Journal had published a pictorial story about a little brewery in Theresa, Wisconsin and titled it "America's Smallest Brewery." The German village is situated along the Rock River, its shoreline framed by willow trees. The village's two church steeples and its water tower protruded above the poplar trees and hills of the Kettle Moraine. Visitors can view a picturesque sight as children skate the river during the winter and ducks search for their next meal on the water in the summer. Along the road which bends with the river, sits the tree shaded, old stone-walled brewery. The building once produced a pungent yeasty aroma of fresh barley malt and hops. The antiquated brewery once enjoyed a colorful past dating back to Wisconsin's early pioneer days when legends are born. The day after the Journal story was read by curious readers, they called on the brewery to try a glass of fresh Pioneer Brew. Unknowingly, the G. Weber brewery ceased to exist. Beer drinkers in the surrounding counties started to purchase their beer from the "Big Four" in Milwaukee.

Today, the people of Theresa, Wisconsin are celebrating the village's sesquicentennial (150th anniversary), but without its local brewery that once quenched their thirsts many years ago. The G. Weber Brewing Company now lives in the memories of all of those who still hold on to their German Heritage and tell stories about the company that used to brew the beer.

Theresa (pronounced "Ter ESS a") was founded by Solomon Juneau in 1846 and named the town after his mother. Juneau, who was also the founder of Milwaukee, often traveled the Indian Trail from Milwaukee to Green Bay as a trader for the American Fur Company. During these trips he would become fascinated by the beauty of the East Branch of the Rock River. By 1833, he built a trading post for buying furs and selling goods to the Indians.

Other settlers soon followed. By the late 1840s, Solomon Juneau built a dam on the river to provide power for his grist and saw mill. In 1847 he built his new home in Theresa and moved his family in 1852. His stay, however, was short lived as his wife passed away in 1855 and Juneau, himself, died suddenly in 1856, while making a payment to the Indians in Keshena for the United States government.

Beginning of Brewery


By 1848, the developing German village wanted a local brewery to provide them with fresh beer. An immigrant named Ullrich Oberley arrived in Theresa the following year and established a brewery in the village. The product was called Pioneer Brew; it was from a recipe which was handed down from a long line of German descent brewmasters. More German settlers arrived in Theresa and Oberley's brewery grew just as quick as the village.

One of Oberley's employees, Benedict Weber, saw a greater future with the brewery and wanted to buy into the business. Benedict was a native of the little town of Schwendi in the province of Wuerttemberg, Germany. When he joined Oberley, he bought a half interest in the brewery and about a year later, bought the entire business from his partner and renamed it the G. Weber Brewing Company. The "G" was used after his son's name "Gebhard."

The G. Weber Brewing Company was one of the earliest breweries in Wisconsin and by 1870, Theresa acomondated three operating breweries. The other two companies were the Berthold & Company and John Quast. Quast would eventually become the Fred Bandlow brewery in 1896.

In 1860 Weber's brewery was totally destroyed by fire and it was immediately rebuilt using salvaged field stones from the old building. Benedict Weber was a skilled architect and designed his home and the new brewery. In 1880 the South half of the fieldhouse was replaced with a brick brewhouse and in 1895, the North half of the building was replaced with a brick and stone boiler house. Up until the 1890s, Indians still roamed along the banks of the Rock River. According to some legends, hostile Indians once forced residents to use the stone brewery building as a refuge from an Indian attack.

The Second Generation Brewery Continues On


Benedict Weber passed away in 1864, when his brewery was only 15 years old. The 49 years old Weber was buried on family property across the Rock River from the brewery. He requested his body to be preserved by soldering his coffin shut in a stainless steel vault and to be buried facing towards the brewery so we would always keep an eye on the business. All the other deceased were buried facing east, Benedict was the only one facing west.

After Benedict Weber's death, his son Gebhard became sole owner of the business and remained the principal stockholder until the time of his death in 1917. By 1880, The G. Weber brewery was producing over 1,200 barrels of lager beer each year. During the pre-Prohibition years, the brewery did most of their brewing , ice making and ice storage during the winter months. Fresh ice was cut off the Rock River during winter and the underground cellars were used to store beer during the summer.

The brewery had many brewmasters during the course of its history. Some of the brewmasters were Joseph Wiesenbacher, Schwoba Sepp, Fritz Wagner, Vinzenz Asenbauer, John Greif and Bertram Weber, Ossie Reimer, and Gilbert Radtke. Each brewmaster practiced their own brewing methods and the flavor of Pioneer Brew changed over the years. The beer drinkers of Theresa didn't mind because the product was always "new" and the brewmasters knew how to satisfy the villagers' taste.

In 1901, the Bandlow brewery started a wind-fed fire, destroying the Bandlow plant and a large portion of Theresa itself. Fortunately, Weber's brewery did not experience any damage because it was located below the hill from the fire. Bandlow would eventually become an agent for the Gutsch brewery in Sheboygan. A house, still occupied by Bandlow family today, was built on their brewery site later.

The G. Weber Brewing Company was incorporated in 1906. During the early 1910s, the company started to use paper labels on embossed 15-ounce bottles. A multi-colored paper label featuring a crouching Indian was used on the bottles. After 1910, Gebhard's brewery was the sole beer producer in Theresa until Prohibition tormented America.

Prohibition


To survive National Prohibition, the Weber family made small batches of malt syrup wort so people could used it for making illegal booze. The brewery bottled and kegged the wort and it was sold around Theresa and Mayville, Wisconsin. On paper, the Webers did not make any beer during Prohibition,

There was a narrow tunnel under the road to the Weber house. The tunnel was used for piping steam and water from the brewery. Some local residents believed the tunnel was used to transport bottled beer from the brewery to the house. Bottles of spiked wort were handed one by one through the wall that separated the tunnel from the house. The people in the house would re-case the bottles and placed the filled cases on a horse drawn wagon to be distributed secretly. The local constibulatory rarely enforced the Prohibition law unless their leniency was abused. Unlike many other breweries that manufactured illegal beer during Prohibition, the Webers were never caught. The Weber family survived Prohibition through business holdings in several farms outside of Theresa and taking jobs throughout the community.

Repeal


At the dawn of Repeal, the residents of Theresa wanted the Pioneer Brew back. The Weber family tried to start up the brewery again and Gebhard's son, Bertram C. Weber, took ton he task to refit the brewery with new equipment. The Great Depression put the Weber family's finances in terrible shape. Bertram barely raised enough money to add artificial refrigeration to the cellars and was desperate for additional financial help. Two Milwaukee investors, Mark C. Hanna and Sam Chemer came to Bertram's rescue and financed the opening of the Weber brewery. Bertram Weber continued as President and Brewmaster, Mark Hanna was Secretary and General Manager, and Sam Chemer was the "principle" partner who invested most of the money in the operation.

Chemer and Hanna first met at Chemer's Milwaukee boarding house during Prohibition. After Prohibition, both Mark and Sam resolved to get into the brewing business because they just simply wanted to make beer. They bought into the G. Weber brewery because it was the only brewery near Milwaukee they could afford. After the two financed the brewery, Chemer converted his boarding house on 221 Juneau Avenue into a tavern. His brewery sent beer to the "Pioneer Tavern." on a weekly basis.

Long time residents of Theresa remember Sam Chemer as a headstrong individual. Children during the 1940s and 50s remember arthritis stricken Sam as he hobbled the sidewalks with two canes going to his favorite tavern. Sam used to shake his cane and yell at the children , "Raus, die kinder, Raus!" which means get out of my way.

Sam also experimented along with Weber and engineering new equipment for the brewery. He is credited for designing Weber's pasteurizer. There was nothing complex about the machine. A set of three metal trays was submerged in lukewarm water, then transported into hot water, and back into luke warm water. It was an inexpensive method to pasteurize beer and was used to the day the brewery closed.

Mark Hanna was an autocratic leader. If a person didn't get him upset, he was a good friend. Hanna did most of the business correspondences when the brewery needed to wheel and deal on prices. Mark was the brewery's salesman. His skills were well suited for selling beer. Mark Hanna also had a degree in music and was responsible of forming the Pioneer band and they played at many fairs, carnivals, and parades in the local communities.

Growth for Pioneer Beer


The best years for the Weber brewery were during the second half of the 1930s. By 1940, the G. Weber Brewing Company was producing 10,000 barrels annually. Hanna and Chemer had ideas of shipping Pioneer Brew into Milwaukee. It was successful for a while, but they couldn't compete with the Milwaukee brands. Pioneer was sold throughout the area in towns such as Theresa, Mayville, Fond du Lac, Lomira, Allenton, Nabob, Nenno, St. Lawrence, Addison, Knowles, and Kohlsville. Pioneer Brew was available on draught or in 12-oz steinie bottles. Pioneer Brew could not penetrate the West Bend market, because West Bend-Lithia was well established there.

Most of the brewing equipment was dated from the pre-Prohibition era. The 35-barrel brewkettle was purchased from the Storck brewery in October 1909. The Webers also had purchased the mash tun, grant, paff and other brewing equipment from the Storcks. The mash tun was totally made of wood. The bottle capper also dated back to pre-Prohibition. It was a foot operated model that capped one bottle at a time. For aging the beer, the brewery used ten 100-barrel steel and two 55-barrel wooden tanks.

The Weber brewery experienced some challenges while they enjoyed prosperity in the 1930s. In 1937, a Wisconsin brewery inspector discovered a rodent control problem and forced the brewery to upgrade their rodent control program. The inspector discovered that rats could fall into the grist mill hopper and be grounded with the malted barley before the brewing process began. He instructed the brewers to fabricate a lid to cover the malt mill hopper. Bertram' s son, Cornelius, became a brewery rodent exterminator in 1938. One afternoon, Cornelius was on break and enjoying a beer in the brewery's cellar. He encountered a rat commencing up a steam pipe in the cellar. In disgust and desperation he took his half-empty steinie beer bottle and threw it 20 feet striking the rat square in the head, killing it instantly. He would never repeat that feat again.

Oswald "Ossie" Reimer was a long-time G. Weber brewery employee. Even before he was employed by the brewer, he was involved with his father cutting ice from the Rock River for the pre-Prohibition cooling. After Prohibition he was hired as a part-time brewery worker to assist Bertrum Weber in the brewing responsibilities. By 1936, Bertrum was reaching old age and could not do much heavy work, so Ossie helped him. Later, Ossie was given the full responsibilities of the brewmaster. He was working a minimum of 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Hanna and Chemer hired Reimer with the understanding that he was to do the work of two people. And for that reason, he was compensated more than the other workers.

Ossie's employment was discontinued in 1946 due to a disagreement with Mark Hanna. He had just finished painting the brewhouse. He had asked the employees not to use the room that day to allow the paint to dry. One employee disregarded Mr. Reimers request and tapped a keg in the room. Ossie was furious! He picked up the employee from the shirt and immediately and escorted him out of the building. That employee was a member of the Weber family and complained to Mark Hanna about the incident. Hanna confronted Ossie and promptly disciplined him. Mark Hanna would not hear Ossie's side of the story and he replied back saying that he was quitting and at the end of the day when his chores were done. At the end of the day, he left the brewery and started work at Harold C. Johnson Brewing Company in Lomira, Wisconsin.

After Ossie left the company, Gilbert Radke took over the brewmaster's duties, a position he held for the next 24 years. Bertrum's son, Cornelius, became President after his death on December 7, 1941. In 1946, Gilbert was the youngest brewmaster in the United States, and was the last of the line of Master Brewers of German descent. Gilbert was also a member of the volunteer fire department and used the brewery as an unofficial meeting place for the firemen.

Before World War II, Pioneer Brew used a modified version of their pre-Prohibition label which featured some German phrases. The German translation reads: "How pleasing to the eye, how easy on the throat, a drink of life that gladdens body and soul." This label was used until the early 1940s when Weber removed the German wordings during World War II. Throughout World War II, the brewery had a strenuous time finding ingredients and brewing supplies. The brewery had to cut back on production which lost many of their accounts.

During the brewery's brief prosperous days in the 1930s, brand new delivery trucks were purchased from Louie Beck, the local Dodge dealer in Theresa. Shortly after the war, the brewery had only one remaining 1936 Dodge truck that was irequently inoperational. When the weather was cold, the truck was very slow at starting .

Tragic Loss of Mark Hanna

For several years, Theresa's Constable, Joseph Kohl, had discussions with Mark Hanna concerning his driving and parking practices on Theresa's Main Street. The street was U.S. Highway 41 and was the main route between Milwaukee and Fond duLac. Hanna had a habit of parking his car facing north in the southbound parking lane of Koepsell's Restaurant so he could exit the driver's-side door of his Cadillac and walk right into the restaurant. After he ate his meal, he would get back into his car and perform a U-turn into traffic. Mark Hanna refused to listen to the Constable's constant warnings. During one Sunday morning, Mark Hanna's bad habit finally caught up with him. On October 14, 1945, at 9 am, Mark Hanna was killed in an accident.

Constable Kohl reported to a local newspaper that Hanna drove his vehicle across traffic directly in front of a truck delivering carrots to a local canning plant. The truck driver was Robert Lichter of Somers, Wisconsin. Lichter tried to avoid hitting Hanna's car. As a result of forcefully applying the truck's brakes, the rear of the fully loaded truck swung completely around and struck the rear of Hanna 's Cadillac. The force of the collision threw Hanna through the rear window. Seriously injured with fractures of the jaw, skull and ribs, Hanna was picked up by Dr. Gregory Langenfeldt, whose office was near the scene of the accident. Hanna died an hour and a half later in a Fond du Lac hospital.

The loss of Mark Hanna was a major blow to the G. Weber Brewing Company. Without its General Manger and salesman, Pioneer Brew started to lose its market share. Cornelius Weber assumed Hanna's responsibilities and tried desperately to keep the brewery in business.

The G. Weber brewery did not over extend its finances. This is one of the reasons how the brewery was able to stay in business longer than many of the area smaller breweries. The G. Weber did not have any large distributors that sold large quantities of their beer. The brewery bought bottles from any reasonably priced source it could find. This included the old green steinie bottles from the Marathon Brewing Company and the green Old Milwaukee loong neck bottles from Schlitz. The brewery basically would put beer into anything that would hold a bottle cap and keep the beer from leaking out. The brewery would have used ketchup bottles, if the Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms would have approved it. All of G. Weber labels were printed for only 12-ounce bottles. If the beer was packaged in a different sized bottle, brewery workers simply crossed off the number "12 " and wrote in the correct container size.

Serving trays were used by the G. Weber Brewing Company during the early 1950s. At the time of designing the trays, three styles were made for the brewery to consider. There were a silver, gold, and copper samples. The brewery chose the copper design. The copper trays were produced by the West Bend Aluminum Company and were the same design as the company's aluminum cake trays (minus the cover). Mrs. Gilbert Radke traveled to West Bend to pick up the trays and deliver them to a screen printer who printed Pioneer Brew in the center. The trays cost the brewery about $1 a piece and were only given to distributors. A "Krause" version of the Pioneer Brew tray exists because the brewery bought barley malt and corn flakes from Krause. The Weber family gave the tray to Krause as a Christmas gift.

Producing beer at G. Weber was always a handcrafted operation. One by one, bottles were put under spouts, filled and crowned (capped) by hand. There was one bottle washing line, which the brewery workers referred as "The Antique." The brewery never packaged Pioneer Brew in cans.

Gilbert Radke made two special batches of beer for the American Legion and the firemen's annual picnic each year. The high ceiling metal lager tanks were dated and marked "Picnic" for these festive occasions. Anyone from the public could have a free beer anytime the brewery was open. A glass was placed over a tap knob near the brewkettle and guests drank from that single glass. At times the glass would even get washed in the nearby sink.

Pioneer Brew during the 1950s was brewed using mostly corn grits and some barley malt. Inside Weber's 35-barrel brewkettle, each batch contained about 8 pounds of Washington hops. The corn grits came from Froedert. Occasionally the brewery would buy malt from Rosenheimer in Kewauskum. The brew then went to the settling tanks and then to the cellars where the beer was aged. It was aged in both the wooden and metal tanks. Weber used caramelized malt to make bock beer during the spring. Wooden half barrels were used for special accounts only. The brewery started to use aluminum half barrels around 1947. Kegged Pioneer Brew was never packaged in anything smaller than a half barrel. From the brewery's all-time high capacity of 10,000 barrels in 1940, G. Weber was only producing around 5,500 barrels by 1950.

Milwaukee Brewery Strike Briefly Saves the G. Weber Brewery


If it wasn't for the 76-day brewery workers strike in Milwaukee, the G. Weber Brewing Company would have been bankrupt by 1954. New life was pumped into the small 10,000-barrel brewery. Gebhard Weber (nephew of Cornelius Weber ) recalled, "Beer depots were coming like fleas, we couldn't supply them all. We had to take care of the few accounts we had. We sold beer to the others when we had beer available."

The G. Weber brewery remained in business for eight more years. Cornelius Weber continued as President of the brewery until 1958. In 1959, a Mr. N.A. Lempke and his wife Alice bought into the brewery. Alice was placed as the President of the brewery until its closing in 1961. Cornelius Weber was placed back as President after the brewery closed.

End of Brewery


The Lemkes believed the brewery could survive into the 1960s. Alice Lemke had a spot selected along the river that she believed would be an ideal location for a hospitality house. Twice a week, she drove from Shorewood to Theresa to go over business matters. She left the production of beer to her employees. She always signed the papers as " A. C. Lemke" so people won't know that the firm's President was a woman.

At the end of 1960, the G. Weber Brewing Company had only three employees and was producing less than 1,000 barrels of Pioneer Brew a year. The three remaining employees at Theresa were the brewmaster, Gilbert G. Radke; bottling room superintendent, Gebhard Weber; and a brewery worker and driver, Walter Zastrow. A salesman by the name of Kincaid was hired by Lemke to sell Pioneer Brew. Kincaid also worked for Braumeister (Independent Milwaukee) and only pushed Pioneer Brew in quarts, he did not sell anything else. The Lempke's knew that the brewery could not compete in the Wisconsin beer market and decided to close the brewery on March 17, 1961.

After Weber Brewery


Gilbert Radtke and Gebhard Weber converted a portion of the brewery into a distributorship for Braumeister beer. The brewery cellars were used to store Braumeister beer until Independent Milwaukee Brewing Company went our of business in 1964.

The Weber family kept the brewery intact, hoping to start the brewery again someday. It never happened. Brewery stock certificates continued to be issued after 1961. The stock owners could not agree on how to dispose of the brewery's property and how to dissolve the company. The brewery remained idle until 1978 when the company needed money to pay off past due property taxes. The property was sold to Herman Neils, of Hartford, Wisconsin. He proposed a conversion of the building into a museum or living quarters. But in the end he only used it for storage purposes. Herman Neils sold most of the equipment and the remaining assets of the G. Weber brewery through a public auction in 1978. As the brewkettle was sold to the House on the Rock in Green Spring, Wisconsin, and is on public display.

Today, Theresa has a population of 750 people and the 136-year old G. Weber brewery is the home of the Rock River Antique Mall. The mall displays some G. Weber memorabilia in the main lobby. The present owners have preserved the building so that brewing history in Theresa can be remembered.These events took place between 1864 and 1880 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.2,7,8 He and Maria Theresia Weber were New Tag Witnessed the baptism of Maria Magdalena Theresa Goermiller. on 25 May 1865 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.9 He was New Tag Witnessed the baptism of Anna Mathilda Kuhn. on 17 June 1866 at Theresa.9 He and Maria Theresia Weber were New Tag Witnessed the marriage of Joseph Wurth and Christina Hanf. on 17 July 1866 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.9 He was New Tag Witnessed the baptism of Johann Gebhard Schrauth. on 27 April 1867 at Theresa.9 He and Maria Ursula Weber were New Tag Witnessed the baptism of Francis George Theisen. on 22 February 1869 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.9 He and Maria Theresia Weber were New Tag Witnessed the baptism of Paul Muller. on 1 May 1870 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.9

Gebhard Weber witnessed the marriage of Edward Jussen and Maria Theresia Weber on 17 January 1871 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.10,9,6,11 He was New Tag Witnessed the marriage of George Lehner and Anna Strachota. on 9 February 1871 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.9 He was New Tag Witnessed the baptism of Gebhard Schmid. on 4 February 1872 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.9

Gebhard Weber married Maria Margret Husting, daughter of Nicholas Husting and Marianne Anne Faber, on 14 April 1874 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin. The marriage was witnessed by Jean Pierre Husting.2,9,12,6

Gebhard Weber witnessed the baptism of Armand Gebhard Langenbach on 18 March 1876 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin; Sponsors: Gebhard Weber & Bertha Langenbach.9 He appeared on the census of 1880.13 He lived in 1880 in Theresa; John B. Mersh (laborer) and Lucy Romans (servant) were also living with the family in 1880.8 He was New Tag The following history of Gebhard Weber's life was printed in The History of Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1985:
G. Weber, proprietor of the Theresa Brewery; born in Wurtemberg in 1846; came to America, with his parents, in 1853, who settled in Theresa; it was among the pioneer families in the place. Mr. Weber has spent his life and been educated in Dodge Co; at the death of his father, in 1864, he took charge of the brewery, and has been the owner since 1873. He married Miss Mary Husting in 1874; they have two sons - Arnold E. and Charles B. Mr. Weber is one of the leading business men of Theresa; he is manufacturing about fourteen hundred barrels of beer per annum; he owns ten acres of land adjoining the village, and fifty-three acres in the town of Ashford, Fond du Lac Co; besides his elegant residence in the village, he owns a house and lot. Mr. Weber is, in politics, a Democrat, and, in religion, a Catholic. before 1917 at Dodge County, Wisconsin.14 He was New Tag The folowing biography of Gebhard Weber was printed in Dodge County Wisconsin Past and Present, Volume II as follows:
GEBHARD WEBER
Gebhard Weber is proprietor of a large brewery in the village of Theresa and has been interested in this enterprise for almost forty years. During this period he has given most of his time and attention to its conduct and by reason of his long experience and the industry and integrity which are elements in his character has made it one of the important enterprises of its kinda in Dodge county. He has been a resident of Theresa since he was seven years of age but was born in Wuertemberg, Germany, September 4, 1846. His father, Benedicts Weber came to America with his family in 1853 and settled in Theresa, where activity until his death, which occurred in 1864. His wife was in her maidenhood Miss Josephine Weiss, a native of Germany, in which country their marriage occurred. She died in 1885.
Gebhard Weber is the eldest in a family of four children. He was educated in the district and German schools of Dodge county and when he laid aside his books learned the brewing business, which he has followed since that time. It was in 1873 that he became sole owner of his present enterprise and for almost forty years has been active in its management. He has founded a distinct and substantial prosperity upon a thorough acquaintance with the best and most modern methods of brewing and upon business principles which are always fair and honorable and has made his brewery an important business institution and gained for himself recognition as a man of resourceful ability, whose energies have been factors in the industrial growth of the village. He has invested the money which he made judiciously and owns stock in several local enterprises, including the electric light company. He is also the proprietor of a fine farm of one hudred and forty-six acres in Dodge county.
     On April 14, 1874, Mr. Weber was united in marriage to Miss Marie M. Husting, a daughter of Nicholas Husting, one of the first settlers in Theresa. who came to the village in 1855 and who died here in 1896. His wife was Miss Marion Faber and her death occurred in 1907. Mrs. Weber was born in Germany and was five years of age when she came to America. She has spent practically all her life in Wisconsin. She and her husband have had eight children: Arnold E., who is married and resides in Theresa, where he is engaged in the insurance business; Bertram, who is engaged in the brewing business with his father and who is married; Victor R., who with his wife and child resides in Theresa, where he is a hardware merchant; Cornelius G., of Great Falls, Montana, who was graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1908 as an electrical engineer; Waldemar, at home; Alexia, who is a student in the Mayville high school; Camilla, who is also attending high school; and one, who died in infancy.
     Mr. Weber gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and was the first president of the village of Theresa. He is actively and intelligently interested in the affairs of the community but does not seek public office. He has been a business man since he began his active career and at the present time as head of a growing enterprise is evidencing qualities of sagacity, initiative and ability which have made him distinctly successful. before 1917 at Theresa.2

Gebhard Weber died on 21 January 1917 at Theresa at age 70.15 He left a will on 31 January 1917.

Children of Gebhard Weber and Maria Margret Husting

Citations

  1. Gebhard Weber
         Gebhard Weber is a proprietor of a large brewery in the the village of Theresa and has been interested in this enterprise for almost forty years. During this period he has given most of his time and attention to its conduct and by reason of his long experience and the industry and integrity which are the elements in his character has made it one of the important enterprises of its kind in Dodge county. He has been a resident of Theresa since he was seven years of age but was born in Weurtemberg, Germany, September 4, 1846. His father, Benedict Weber, came to America with his family in 1853 and settled in Theresa, where he became connected with the brewing industry. He followed that line of activity until his death, which occured in 1864. His wife was in her maidenhood Miss Josephine Weiss, a native of Germany, in which country their marraige occured. She died in 1885.
         Gebhard Weber is the eldest in a family of four children. He was educated in the district and German schools of Dodge county and when he ladi aside his books learned the brewing business, which he has followed since that time. It was in 1873 that he became the the sole owner of his present enterprise and for almost forty years he has been active in his management. He has founded a distinct and substantial prosperity upon a thorough acquaintance with the best and most modern methods of brewing and upon business principles which are always fair and honorable and has made his brewery an important business institution and gained for himself recognition as a man of resourceful ability, whose energies have been factors in the industrial growth of the village. He has invested the money which he made judiciously and owns stock in several local enterprises, including the electric lighth company. He ia also the proprietor of a fine farm of one hundred and forty-six acres in Dodge county.
         On April 14, 1874, Mr. Weber was united in marriage to Miss Marie M. Husting, a daughter of Nicholas Husting, one of the first settlers in Theresa who came to the village in 1855 and who died in 1896. His wife was born in Germnay and was five years of age when she came to America. She has spent practically all her life in Wisconsin. She and her husband have had eight children: Arnold E., who is married and resides in Theresa, where he is engaged in the insurance business; Bertram, who is engaged in the brewing business with his father and who is married; Victor R., who with his wife and child resides in Theresa, where he is a hardware merchant; Cornelius G., of Great Falls, Montana, who was a graduate from the University of Wisconsin in 1908 as an electrical engineer; Waldemar, at home; Alexia, who is a student in the Mayville high school; Camilla, who is also attending high school; and one, who died in infancy.
         Mr. Weber gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and was the first president of the village of Theresa. He is actively and intelligently interested in the affairs of the community but does not seek public office. He has been a business man since he began his active career and at the present time as head of a growing enterprise is evidencing qualities of sagacity, initiative and ability which have made hime distinctly successful.
  2. [S146] Homer Bishop Hubbell History of Dodge County.
  3. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 312c, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  4. [S5] Schwendi Taufen 1811-1855: 1846, No. 33 (p. 139), Schwendi Catholic Church.
  5. [S5] Schwendi Taufen 1811-1855, Schwendi Catholic Church.
  6. [S339] Letter, Mary Berenice Weber to Dana Kellerman.
  7. [S195] American Breweriana Association, online www.americanbreweriana.org/history/gweber.htm.
  8. [S346] 1880 Census, Gebhard Weber household.
  9. [S51] St. Theresa Catholic Church, Theresa, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.
  10. [S141] Dodge County Registry of Deeds, Registration of Marriage.
  11. [S367] Samuel Pedrick, Papers, 1897-1962.
  12. [S161] Husting History.
  13. [S346] 1880 Census.
  14. [S189] Chicago: Western Historical Company, The History of Dodge County, Wisconsin.
  15. [S185] Les Beck, It Happened in Theresa - A Look at Theresa's History.

Gebhard Weber

M, b. 20 June 1888, d. 12 April 1889
Reference=0015.1.7
     He was born on 20 June 1888 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.1 He was the son of Gebhard Weber and Maria Margret Husting.

Gebhard Weber was also known as Melville Gebhardum.1

Gebhard Weber was baptized on 11 April 1889 at Theresa. The baptism was witnessed by Eudoxie Husting Baptized as Melville Gebhardum.1

Gebhard Weber died on 12 April 1889 at Theresa; Could be 14 April 1889.2,1


Gebhard Weber was buried at an unknown place on 14 April 1889 at Theresa.1

Citations

  1. [S51] St. Theresa Catholic Church, Theresa, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.
  2. [S146] Homer Bishop Hubbell History of Dodge County.

Gebhard Leopold Weber1

M, b. 20 December 1917, d. 27 December 2004
Reference=0015.1.5.2
     He was born on 20 December 1917 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.1 He was the son of Victor R. Weber and Margaret Meixensperger.2

Gebhard Leopold Weber was baptized on 25 December 1917 at Theresa. Baptised as Gebhard Leopold Weber. Baptismal sponsors were Leo and Anna Koll.1

Gebhard Leopold Weber married Theresa Elisabeth Bach on 20 September 1944 at St. Gabriel, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York.1,3

Gebhard Leopold Weber died on 27 December 2004 at Brewster Village, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, at age 87.4

Gebhard Weber's obituary;
Weber, Gebhard L.
Gebhard L. Weber, 87, of Brewster Village, Appleton, died Monday, December 27, 2004. He was born a son of the late Victor and Margaret Meixensberger Weber on December 20, 1917 in Theresa, Wisconsin.
He is survived by a daughter, Karen "Kari" Weber Van De Hey and her husband, Reginald and four grandchildren: Dean (Andrea) Van De Hey and their children, Taylor and Brett Lee (Patti) Van De Hey and their children, Danielle and Matthew Jeff (Vicki) Van De Hey and their daughter, Aubrie and Heidi (Brian) Kavanaugh.
A mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2004. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 106 Church Street, Theresa, Wisconsin, with Rev. Kevin Kowalske officiating. Burial will be in St. Theresa's Memorial Gardens with military rites conducted by the American Legion Miller-Justman-Guelig Post 270. The visitation will be on Thursday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Mach Funeral Chapel
31 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 921-4420.4

Gebhard Leopold Weber was buried at an unknown place after 27 December 2004 at Theresa.1

Child of Gebhard Leopold Weber and Theresa Elisabeth Bach

Citations

  1. [S51] St. Theresa Catholic Church, Theresa, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.
  2. [S161] Husting History.
  3. [S369] St. Theresa's Catholic cemetery, Theresa, Wisconsin cemetery markers.
  4. [S340] Elizabeth Herzfeld, "Herzfeld Research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, Email on 31 Mar 2007.

Gloria Weber

F
Reference=0015.1.8.2
     She is the daughter of Waldemar Weber and Helen Berres.

Heinrich Weber1

M, b. 12 January 1839, d. 23 August 1839
Reference=0060.3.4.6
     He was born on 12 January 1839 at Schwendi, Württemberg, 1 a.m.1,2

Heinrich Weber was baptized on 12 January 1839 at Schwendi. 1 p.m.
Sponsors: Joef Heinrich, mason adn Ursula Hirniggel.2 He was the son of Matthäus Weber and Maria Anastasia Natterer.1

Heinrich Weber died on 23 August 1839 at Schwendi; coughing, 4 a.m.1,2,3

Heinrich Weber was buried at an unknown place on 25 August 1839 at Schwendi; 8 a.m.3

Citations

  1. [S412] Catholic family book records, p. 310b, Schwendi Familienregister 1762-1859.
  2. [S5] Schwendi Taufen 1811-1855: 1839, No. 3, Schwendi Catholic Church.
  3. [S4] Schwendi, Württemberg, Catholic Church, Tote, 1811-1860.

Helen Weber

F, b. 2 December 1914, d. 26 November 1979
     She was born on 2 December 1914 at Illlinois.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Frederick Carl Weber and Mary Francis Scotten.

Helen Weber married Harold Clark.4

Helen Weber died on 26 November 1979 at North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, at age 64.2,3

Citations

  1. [S340] Elizabeth Herzfeld, "Herzfeld Research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 13 Oct 2006.
  2. [S434] Telephone: Pat, 21 May 2007.
  3. [S435] State of California Department of Health Services, Death Index.
  4. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.

Helen Gertrude Weber1

F, b. 19 September 1915, d. 1986
Reference=0015.1.8.1
     She was born on 19 September 1915 at Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin.1 She was the daughter of Waldemar Weber and Helen Berres.

Helen Gertrude Weber was baptized on 26 September 1915 at Theresa. The baptism was witnessed by Victor R. Weber The other baptismal sponsor was Gertrude Fellenz.1

Helen Gertrude Weber was buried at an unknown place in 1986 at Theresa.1

Helen Gertrude Weber died in 1986 at Theresa.1

Citations

  1. [S51] St. Theresa Catholic Church, Theresa, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.