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Shawano Advocate

19 Sep 1916

Chas F. Weed

 Chas. F. Weed was born in Rodman, Jefferson County, York State, on August 10th, eighty-one years ago. His parents moved to Indiana when he he was two years of age. He grew to manhood there, and when the war started enlisted in Co. E, 20th Ind. He was in the service a short time and was taken sick. After he left the hospital he came to Oshkosh, Wis., and started a recruiting station, and enlisted again himself, being a member of Co E 42nd Wisconsin. He served until the end of the war. He was married to Miss Julia Barber I 1864 and lived in Oshkosh after the war. Seven children blessed this union and all are living, being Ephraim of Oshkosh, Mrs. Esther Purdy and Miss Rebecca Weed of Antigo, Wm Weed of Everett, Washington, Benj. of this city, and Mrs. Clara Morgan of Minneapolis. All were here to attend except Mrs. Morgan. In 1876 they moved onto a homestead in the town of Pella and lived there until 1895, when they moved to Shawano. Mrs. Weed died Sept. 5th, 1893. Mr. Weed taught school in different parts of the county and in 1895 he was elected clerk of circuit court, which office he held for two years. In 1896 he was remarried to Miss Minnie Ham and one son, Harold blessed this union. Mr. Weed was also mail-carrier on one of the routes for five years until his health compelled him to give up the work.

Mr. Weed has been a member of the Temple of Honor and G.A.R. for years and always took an active interest in both societies.

He was a member of the Baptist church for many years and when he came to Shawano joined the Methodist church and was always found in his pew twice on Sunday’s. About the first of June he was taken sick and was taken to the city hospital where he could get the best care. He was considerable better and was taken home, but a week or so became worse and was taken to the hospital again, and passed away there Thursday afternoon at one o’clock.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. Williams district superintendent, officiated. Mr. Weed was well liked by all who knew him. He was a great student, spending many hours in study and reading. The sympathy of all goes to the widow and sons and daughters in their bereavement. The pall-bearers were Col Sanderson, J. Vosburg, F. F. Wirth, D G Perry, D H George and Peter Frank.

Shawano County Journal

21 Sep 1916


An Old Soldier Gone to Reward

C. F. Weed Passed Away at the Ripe Old Age of Eighty-one Years

Once Clerk of Court

Carried Mail for Five Years on Rural Mail Route out of City of Shawano


About the first of June, Chas. F. Weed was taken sick. To secure the best care possible, he was sent to our hospital, where he gained to an extent that warranted his going back home. But he had a relapse and was returned to the hospital where on Thursday afternoon he breathed his last.

Mr. Weed lived to be over eighty-one years of age. He was born in Rodman, Jefferson County, New York, August 10th, 1835. When the war broke out, he enlisted with the New York Regiment, 20th Infantry, Co E after a short time in the service, he was taken sick and had to go to the army hospital. When he was mustered out, he came west to Oshkosh. Here he started a recruiting station for enlistment to the federal army, and within a few months, he re-enlisted himself and went back to the front, this time with Co. E 42nd Wisconsin Infantry. He served until the end of the war. He then returned to Oshkosh to make his home. He was married in 1864 to Miss Julia Barber. Seven children were born to this union, all of whom are still living. They are Ephraim of Oshkosh, Mrs. Esther Purdy and Miss Rebecca Weed of Marshfield; Wm. of Everett, Washington; Charles of Antigo; Mrs. Clara Morgan of Minneapolis; and Benjamin of this city. Mrs. Weed died in 1893. Mr. Weed then taught school in different districts of the county, and in 1895, he was elected clerk of court; this office he held for two years. In 1896, he was married to Miss Minnie Ham, and to them was born Harold, a son who is now attending high school.

Mr. Weed was a Baptist in church affiliation, but when he came to Shawano he found no such denomination here, and he attended the Methodist church, of which he has been a most faithful member. The last five years of active life was spent as a mail carrier out of Shawano, and since advancing years and failing strength has compelled him to retire from active life, his faithful wife has taken up the work and has made the trips daily without fail.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church. Rev. Williams, district superintendent was here that day and preached the funeral sermon. All of the children except Mrs. Morgan of Minneapolis were here to attend the funeral. Ernest Livermore, Mrs. Schneider, Mrs. Kuckuk and Athol Kuckuk sang. The pall-bearers were Col. Sanderson, J. Vosburg, F. F. Wirth, D. C. Perry, D. H. George and Peter Frank.


Shawano County Advocate

Nov 21 1916

David G Perry, Old Resident of Belle Plaine Passes Away

Another pioneer of Shawano county and an old veteran, has passed away. David G. Perry died at his home in the town of Belle Plaine, about 2 miles from Shawano, on Friday morning, Nov 17th. The deceased was 80 years, 5 months and 1 day old at the time of his death. He was born in New York state where he grew to manhood and joined the war there, being a member of Co. B 118th NY. Shortly after the war closed he came to the town of Belle Plaine, and has made that his home since then. He was married twice, the last time in 1872. Besides his widow he leaves 10 children, all living, all except two were here to attend the funeral. They are Almon Perry of Michigan, Albert Perry of Washington, Mrs. Nora Fondick of Washington, Mrs. Ida Goree of Pella, George Perry of Washington, Mrs. Mary Hamilton, of Navarino,  Henry Perry who is on the farm, Mrs, Laura Blish and Winifred Perry of Shawano, and Mrs. Clara Hecker of Richmond. There are also 22 grandchildren, Mrs. Fosdick and George Perry who live in Washington were unable to attend the funeral. The deceased was always an attendant at the Methodist church and was highly respected in his home town where he has lived so long. He had a great many friends who will regret to learn of his death. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday afternoon at 1:00, Rev Howe, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Internment in the Lange cemetery in the town of Belle Plaine. The friends sympathize with the bereaved relatives in their hour of Sorrow.


Shawano Advocate

5 Dec 1916


Friday, Nov 24th the body of John Sands formerly of Mattoon, was found near New London Junction, death due to exposure. He was a Civil War veteran and had been a member of the Soldier’s Home at Waupaca for several years. He had been drinking and it is thought that his death was due to the fact that he was not able to care for himself.