DEATH COMES TO TOWNSHIP OFFICER
John Weidert of Westside Served continuously on Town Board for 40 years
Funeral rites for John Weidert, who died at his home in Olney Saturday
morning, will be conducted by the Rev. A. M. Gmeinder in St. Adrian's
Tuesday morning. Death
resulted from infirmities of
advanced age. Since the latter part of December he had been confined to
his home by his final illness.
Mr. Weidert was a native of Luxemburg. He was born
September 12, 1865,
and emigrated to
America at the age of 20, arriving at
January 1886. From
Alton he came to Nobles county three years
was first located on a farm in
Little Rock township. Next he went to
Lismore and in October 1899 he moved on the farm where he spent the rest
of his life.
Mr. Weidert was a member of the Olney town board continuously for 40
years, a record which has been equalled in very few if any instances in Minnesota. During a considerable part
of that period he was chairman of
the board. He tendered his resignation the last year when his health
failed and he became unable to continue his official services.
Starting as a young man without means, Mr. Weidert attained to ownership
of a half section of land in Westside, his quarter section home place and
other extensive property holdings. One of his first acts when his
finances permitted, after his arrival in this country, was to bring his
America to live.
Mr. Weidert was married in
January 21, 1895, to Anna
daughter of John Dorn of
Little Rock township. She survives him with 8 of
their 10 children. These are John and Nicholas at home; Ella (Mrs. Joseph
Kellen), Olney; Elizabeth (Mrs. Anton Lonnerman) and Peter, Westside;
Mary (Mrs. Hubert Temme),
Neb.; Catherine, who makes her home
with her sister, Mrs. Lonnerman; Ann at home.
Four surviving sisters of Mr. Weidert are Mrs. Peter Von Bank, Adrian;
Mrs. Mary Hansen,
N.D., Mrs. Ben C. Fink,
St. Kilian; Mrs.
Frank Banck, Westside.
Mr. Weidert was a long time member of St. Adrian's Catholic Church.