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WEBER, KAISER, LAESSIG etc.

Around the year 1856, Christian came to America with his father Michael,

and Mother Elizabeth (Kaiser) Weber and his brothers and sisters. They

settled in Manitowoc County, near what is now Cleveland. In 1872 Christian

married Anna Kaiser, daughter of Andreas Kaiser and Magdelena Esslinger

Kaiser who had also immigrated from Trier. After 24 years in Ashford, Fond

du Lac County, Andreas left his eldest son Nicholas (from his first

marriage to Maria Kaiser nee Kaiser who had passed away) to carry on, while

he sought to purchase cheaper land in the north for his younger sons.

On the north bank of the river, Edward Laessig, a native of Saxony, and his

wife Jeanette Baenen Laessig of s’Hertogenbosch, Holland, migrated from

near Green Bay. Their daughter Augusta, became the wife of Michael Wagner.

Their son Frank married Christian Weber’s daughter, Mary after the death

of his first wife, Mary Sawyer, daughter of Joseph Sawyer. Daughter

Philomena "Minnie" Laessig married Henry Weber, brother of Christian who

like his brother had come to the north and built a home of logs in the

wilderness. The other children of Christian Weber and Anna Kaiser Weber

were as follows: Andrew Weber who married Amy Thompson, daughter of

Fredrick J. and Susan M. Simmons Thompson; Henry Weber who married Mary

Schmidtke, daughter of Edward and Rose Nickdem Schmidtke; Lorenz (L.B.)

Weber who married Jenny Hughes, daughter of Thomas and Hannah Fitzgerald

Hughes; Peter Weber who married Clara Krueger, daughter of Fred and Emelia

Tiemer Krueger; Johnny, Jeanette "Nettie" Weber who married Max Polege, son

of Julius and Louise Usadel Polege; Magdelena "Lena" Weber who married

DeWeine Reed, son of Ezra and Nora Phely Reed; Katherine "Katie" who

married Charles Kohl, son of John and Sarah Wallpole Kohl; and Jake who

died very young.

Henry Weber, a carpenter, also helped operate a boarding house for his

brother, Christian, who held the position of Post Master. Brother-in-law,

Jacob Kaiser, a livestock dealer, was the mail carrier for the March

Express from Webertown, March and Unity, while Andrew Kaiser ran the

saloon, and another brother Lawrence was shoe maker. Joseph Sawyer was

blacksmith; V.G. Chrouser plasterer and Justice; Peter Doctor, shoemaker

and road builder; John Filen, painter; Fred Osee, carpenter and mason, Ed

Polege, brick manufacturer; Michael .B. Wagner, general store and saloon;

Edward Laessig, stone mason, farmer and first elected Town Chairman of Eau

Pleine Township when it was established in the spring of 1885.

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