Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 1884|
10th Ind. Infantry
Born in Germany, John immigrated to the United States possibly in 1852. On 18 May 1853 in Putnam County, Indiana, John married Mary Justine "Justina" Warden born in Virginia, who was living with or possibly working for the family of hotel keeper, John Hammond of Greencastle. John first worked as a butcher and later as a constable. He served during the Civil War under Captain Wilson's 10th Regiment, Company D of the Indiana Volunteers Infantry. His discharge papers state he was 5'9" with blue eyes and light complexion.
An article published about John after his death in the Monroeville Breeze Newspaper of Monroeville, Indiana, 12 June 1884, reads:
John Weinhardt, known throughout Lafayette by the nickname of "Beerhonnis", committed suicide, shooting himself in the right temple with a 22-caliber revolver. Weinhardt had been drinking more or less for some weeks. He was subject to rheumatism, and suffered greatly, crying out frequently from the intensity of the pain. He had been a constable for many years, and probably has had more poundings and beatings than any man in Indiana.
John and Justina's children include:
George Weinhardt About 1857
Ellen or Ella Weinhardt About 1859
William "Will" W. Weinhardt 1862-1946
John Weinhardt 1866-1929
Cassie Weinhardt About 1868
Emily Weinhardt Hurt 1872-1914
Contributed by Nancy Horton Gillispie, John's great great granddaughter."
Justina Warden Weinhardt (1828 - 1889)
George W Weinhardt (1856 - 1924)*
Ella Weinhardt (1858 - 1941)*
William Warden Weinhardt (1862 - 1946)*
John Weinhardt (1866 - 1929)*
Emilie Weinhardt Hurt (1872 - 1914)*
Plot: Laf City section 4
Created by: L. A. (Terry)
Record added: May 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69994363