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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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William Meyer
Could you delete your links and connect them to my memorial please?
Added by TLC on Sep 17, 2014 3:53 PM
Barbara LeClaire
Pardy L. Start
I like your information better. I took the picture and did some photo shop on it and it is still not REAL clear but clearer. And it does match what you had for dates. When I walked the cemetery a long time ago is where I got the original information. Michigan Death Index matches also, so I have changed it. Thank you very much. My aim is for relatives to have as concise information as I can make it. This helps pay back other people who have helped me with my relatives, and on and on. It does come back. Again thank you
Added by Barbara LeClaire on Sep 10, 2014 10:00 PM
go ahead and delete the memorial I made. No problem.
Added by RisingSun on Aug 16, 2014 2:09 PM
roy weide
I have posted the photo on the Hill City memorial page.
Added by RisingSun on Aug 16, 2014 2:08 PM
Ck out Larry Joe Stockebrand in YC Cemetery.
Added by RisingSun on Aug 14, 2014 7:28 AM
Anna Stockebrand
Thank you for the info. about Downs Syndrome. When I first moved to YC there was a man who they called "Jake" that lived with Deed Stockebrand. Jake was a brother of Deed, Milton, Maynard and Kenneth Stockebrand. Jake had Downs Syndrome. He passed away some years ago. Right now I can't remember if he is buried in YC or not. I don't remember if that was his given name. I'll look.
Added by RisingSun on Aug 14, 2014 7:26 AM
Hi, the problem is not the duplicates but that two separate cemeteries were created. One called Gold Hill, the other Cedar Ridge they are the same cemetery. I have noted that Cedar Ridge has now been deleted by Find A Grave, however, they have not completed the merging of the graves/memorials yet.
Added by Floral~Lady on Jul 25, 2014 3:36 AM
Martha Weide
Martha Weide passed away on 12/23/2008. Do you know where she is buried? I had this question through the Woodson Co. Historical Society. I searched Find A Grave and did not come up with her. Thanks for your help.
Added by RisingSun on Jun 27, 2014 6:55 AM
RE: Weide questions
Thank you so much! My husband read this and remembers the house and hearing about the lightening incident where Albert was killed.

His mother grew up about 1/4 mile west of the highway corner where Albert was killed. His dad lived in the house across the highway west of the old barn. When his dad and mom were married they lived on the farm where she was born, west of the highway.

Do you have a set of "In the Beginning" books published by Lester Harding? There are 85 booklets and they are full of information about Woodson County. This past fall I made a comprehensive index of them and the following stories about Weide families are in them:

Weide, Frederick W. and Anna Buendter family -- 4 photos p. 7, 8, 9, 10 18-71-7 (booklet #71, p. 7)
Weide, Godfrey and Charlotte family 1858 with photo p. 10 3-12-6 (booklet #12, p. 6)

Weide, Karl family 10-40-18 (bkl. #40, p. 18)

Weide, William M."Whisker Bill" and Henrietta T. Bauersfeld family -- photos 1934 16-64-15 (booklet # 64, p. 15).

The articles are quite interesting and 3 of them have photos included.
Added by RisingSun on Feb 04, 2014 8:45 AM
Weide question
My husband grew up a mile north and about 1/4 mile west of the red barn. His mother and Doris Weide were classmates at YCHS. Doris grew up at the red barn my husband thinks. Who were her parents? Who were your grandparents that lived at the red barn farm? My husband was trying to figure out if the Irvin you mention was a brother to Doris. My husband remembers that Irvin was called "Susie".

I guess it is a very small world when people get to working on geneology. We are not related to the Weides in any way. We own some land that my husband thinks belonged to Irvin's father (not quite a mile north of the red barn). Jim (my husband) was thinking that Irvin's father (he didn't know the name) was killed by lightening while on a wagon on the land we presently own.

We just got to talking today about Doris Weide Gordon because another classmate (Geraldine Drain Kipp) of Doris and Helen Gunnels Knapp (Jim's mom) was killed in a car wreck this past Friday (ice) over in Iola. Yes, a small world.
Added by RisingSun on Feb 02, 2014 11:09 AM
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