John L. Weiler, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of John L. Weiler

JOHN L. WEILER, son of John George and Joanna (Kuemel) Weiler, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, June 24, 1829; his father was a wagon-maker, and John L. worked with him until his twenty-fourth year, when he came to America and followed his trade for four years. Having saved some money, in 1857, he came to this State and purchased forty acres in Section 24 of this township. On July 6, 1857, he was married to Christiana Riecker, by whom he has had thirteen children - George E., Mary C. (deceased), Maria B. (deceased), Franklin W., Louisa J., Paulina J., John L. and Christiana (twins), D. (deceased), Adam and three infants, deceased. By his own diligence and his wife's assistance, he is now the owner of a fine farm of 220 acres, with a good frame residence. In addition to general farming, he gives attention to stock-rasing. Mr. Weiler is an upright man and a highly esteemed citizen.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 391-392

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