|Birth: ||Jun. 6, 1845|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1911|
Jacob Weise Obituary compliments of Mary Gale Rogers
Jacob E. Weise, son of John and Emily Weise, was born June 6, 1845 in German Valley, New Jersey. He was the oldest of a family of seven children. One brother and two sisters are deceased, Robert, Nellie, and Emma. The living are Mrs. Lydia Lush and Mrs. Lillie Hornby, of Stuart, Iowa, and Mrs. Lena Neff, of Ft. Des Moines, Iowa.
When a little child, he came with his parents to Illinois, locating at Princeton. Their homestead was what is now the part of this city east of Main Street, at the North end. The most of his life was spent in Bureau County.
In his young manhood, Mr. Weise gave nearly three years of his life to his country, enlisting in Co. C, 93rd Illinois, August 15, 1862 and serving until the end of the war, his discharge being July 20, 1865. He was a comrade of R.J. Lockwood and was near him when his eyes were destroyed by a gunshot wound. Mr. Weise was a charter member of Emery Post, No. 198, Buda, Illinois.
In 1871 he married Miss Maggie Kinnick and they made their home in Buda for many years. To them were born three children, Harry, now living in Los Angeles, California, a daughter who died in infancy and Roy whose home is in Wyanet. Mrs. Weise passed away in 1903. Mr. Weise's second marriage was to Miss Minnie Emerson of Buda, June 21, 1905 and after several years of happy marriage, she is left to mourn the departure of a tender and loving companion.
The disease which caused his death was nephritis which developed after a surgical operation at the Princeton Hospital. He stood the operation better than was expected and it was thought he would survive. But the sudden turn for the worse was followed by death March 10, 1911 at the age of 65 years, 9 months and 4 days.
The funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon by a former pastor of the Buda Baptist church, Rev. H.E. Miles of La Moille. The singing was in charge of Dr. C.C. Smith of Princeton, also formerly of the Buda Baptist church and the other singers were from Buda. The G.A.R. participated in the service at the church.
Among those who came from a distance to attend the funeral were Mrs. Lydia Lush and daughter of Stuart, Iowa; J.J. Kinnick and wife of Sheffield; Sam Garman and daughter and Mrs. C. Phipps of Princeton; Dr. and Mrs. R.W. Sharp of Bradford and about sixty friends from Buda. The burial was in the family lot in the Wyanet Cemetery, where the G.A.R. went as escort to their comrade a dirge by fife and drum being a farewell.
Margaret Kinnick Weise (1850 - 1903)*
Roy Earl Weise (1881 - 1946)*
Forest Hill Cemetery
Created by: Barb Richmond Martin
Record added: Mar 13, 2011
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