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Richard Weide (#47925310)
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Bio Photo by Richard Weide (Y.D.)
I am very interested in any information I can glean on my Weide ancestors, as well as Opperman, Liebau, Burger, Stockebrand, Klingenberg, and the list goes on and on. On my Swedish side, I research Johnson, Palmquist, and many others.
I am 70 yrs old (2013), and I am trying to accomplish as much genealogy research on the early years of my ancestors, (and locating their descendants) as I can in the next few years. I want to make this available to any relative that is interested in such things, without having to go thru the same hoops as I am doing!!
My father, Chester Weide grew up on the farm near Yates Center, Kansas that had the Old Round Red Barn as its centerpiece. That barn is long gone, but the memories (and a few pictures)remain. The majority of my Weide relatives began their American experience on farms around Yates Center.
I myself grew up in Lindsborg, Kansas and my ancestry is split between German and Swedish. My wife and I presently live in Colorado.
I lived and worked in Germany from 1978-1998. I only gained access to the former East Germany, where most of my ancestors came from, in 1992. With beginners luck, and help from my Grandmothers notes, I immediately found long-lost relatives, the descendants of the one brother of my gr-gr-grandfather who stayed behind in Germany. The biggest initial problem was convincing them that I was in fact a relative from Amerika!!
It was a long trip from where we lived, to the area around Nordhausen, Germany. For 6 yrs my wife and I furiously visited the numerous small villages and churches in the area, scouring thru old church records and copying down information. We also made some very good friends during the process.
I contributed what information I had to the book about the Weide Family published by Maxson Troyer Weide in 1993. Each year brings new discoveries, and more reason to make another trip back to Germany to make one last round of research, and to visit my relatives again. (Yes, I can speak, read, and write passable German -- and after much practice, I do a fair job of reading the old script in German records, and American immigration records, etc).
Part of my passion for tracing my family tree was to fulfull a request by Maxson Weide to locate his former Weide neighbors near Yates Center, KS, who had moved away so many years ago. (Found them in Illinois)
After discovering "Find-a-Grave" my attention has turned to finding the gravesites of relatives, and the information contained in their memorials.
My special thanks to all who are dedicated to establishing and maintaining these memorials!!

Sincerely, Richard Weide (der Richard)

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RE: Malinda Arborgast
I have had some of the same issues which is why I questioned the edit. I processed the edit for the parents and then added David back in as the spouse. Please check and make sure everything is correct.
Added by Joyce on Oct 26, 2015 1:48 PM
RE: 93323720
Thanks Richard, that is a relief I did add her spouse back in. Glad to learn that bit of info.
Added by June on Oct 26, 2015 6:50 AM
Question..... why do you believe that Kathryn Brummel was not married to Lester Brummel? Her obit said married Lester June 1937 Garnett, and that is when she changed her name on Social Security card. Granted I have not been able to find them on the 1940 census. What are you working from?
Added by June on Oct 23, 2015 12:30 PM
Malinda Arborgast
You sent an edit to link Malinda with her parents. But this edit also removes David as her husband. Is this correct or should David still be linked as her husband?
Added by Joyce on Oct 22, 2015 7:12 AM
Thomas Mick
Re: burial location of George Weyer
I do not have any information on his burial location.
Added by Thomas Mick on Oct 15, 2015 11:26 PM
KE Tuttle
Genevieve Hollenbeck
It is OK. Linking may help others find relatives or lines they are seeking.

Besides, you never know what kind of nuggets you might find when you "dig into a hill of beings."

Thanks for the information.
Added by KE Tuttle on Sep 23, 2015 9:24 PM
KE Tuttle
Genevieve Kern Hollenbeck
Are you related to Genevieve?
Added by KE Tuttle on Sep 22, 2015 10:48 PM
Shirley Guy
I have added your information. Thank You.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 09, 2015 7:25 AM
Thanks links were in edits!
Added by RisingSun on Aug 24, 2015 5:30 AM
I added the info to the bio. You say her 3 siblings.... I do not have parents listed for Viola so no siblings show on her memorial. I haven't checked edits yet so if you sent them thanks, if not please do send them.
Added by RisingSun on Aug 24, 2015 5:26 AM
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