Local History and Genealogy

Monday, January 24, 2011

Leopold Weicht Obituary

    Died at his home in Angola, Indiana, Feb. 7, 1896, Leopold E. Weicht, aged 65 years, six months, and one day.
    Deceased was born at Emmendingen, Grand Duchy of Baden , Germany, and came with his parents to America in September, 1832, and in 1834 came to Ohio.  In 1843 he came to Salem Township, this county, and after a time returned to Cleveland, Ohio, where on August 10, 1852, he was joined in marriage with Miss Catherine Schaab.  In 1854 they removed to Angola where they have since resided. To this union was born seven children, two dying in infancy, the others, Henry B., Mrs Josephine Zipfel, Samuel J., Mrs Elizabeth Bachelor, of Angola, and Mrs Katie R. Willett, of Montpelier, Ohio. together with their mother, survive to mourn their great loss.
    Mr. Weicht was a man who prided himself on being strictly honest with his fellow men, and was a kind neighbor.  His bereaved children will ever remember him as one who took great delight in their childish sports, and as they grew to manhood and womanhood his love and interest for their welfare did not lessen, and the wife fully realizes that she has lost a good and kind husband.
    Mr Weicht was on the first accessions to Angola Lodge, I.O.O.F. upon its organization in 1857, and ever since he has been faithful and devoted to the principles of the order.  Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church on Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the order, Elder Ervin officiating.

Steuben Republican  February 12, 1986