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Col Harry Wolfgang Weest
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1894
Death: Jan. 24, 1968


Harry Wolfgang Weest (II) served as a Colonel in the United States Army.

He served in both World War I & World War II.

He was originally from the State of Pennsylvania.

He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.

His father was Harry Wolfgang Weest (April 26, 1867 - July 29, 1949). His mother was Francisca "Fannie" Maude Rutter Weest (March 6, 1868 - December 29, 1937).

He was the grandson of Wolfgang Weest (Find A Grave Memorial #21270746) and Anna Mary Hoeffler Weest (Find A Grave Memorial #21270718) of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Wolfgang and Anna were immigrants from Bavaria and Baden, Germany, respectively. Early in life, Harry's father worked for his dad, Wolfgang, in the family hotel and butcher business on 6th Street in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Their residence is now called "Blair House."


NOTE: Many thanks to Find A Grave member Beaurega (Paul Beauregard, Greensburg, Pennsylvania) for providing the biographical information for Harry Wolfgang Weest.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Harry Wolfgang Weest (1867 - 1949)
  Fannie M Rutter Weest (____ - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorothea Henrietta Lingenfelter Weest (1902 - 1969)
 
 Sibling:
  Viola M Weest Hite (1892 - 1939)**
  Harry Wolfgang Weest (1894 - 1968)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:

HARRY
WOLFGANG
WEEST
PENNSYLVANIA
COLONEL
US ARMY
WORLD WAR I & II
NOVEMBER 2 1894
JANUARY 24 1968
BSM
 
Note: Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal --- Section 7, Row 1, Position 7
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 7, Site #1430
 
Created by: Karl Stelly
Record added: Aug 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41344490
Col Harry Wolfgang Weest
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
Col Harry Wolfgang Weest
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Colonel, United States Army
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Sep. 1, 2012
Flag of the State of Pennsylvania
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Aug. 31, 2012
Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Aug. 30, 2012
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