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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 sHertogenbosch, Holland, migrated from
near Green Bay. Their daughter Augusta, became the wife of Michael Wagner.
Their son Frank married Christian Webers 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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