|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1880|
La Porte City
Black Hawk County
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1928|
Elva married John Wiegman January 9, 1902.
Elva Carmanta Albe was born in Black Hawk County, Iowa, August 20, 1880. She was one of six children, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Albee.
In a few years, the family moved to Wright county, where she spent the remainder of her childhood days and grew into young womanhood. At the age of fourteen, she was converted and united with the Methodist church, from that time on being an active and earnest worker.
She attended school in Goldfield, Iowa, and after graduating from high school, she went to Humbolt College, at Humbolt, Iowa. It was there that she met John H. Wiegman. After each had taught several terms of school, the romance culminated in a happy marriage in 1902. To this union was born four daughters.
After five years on a farm in N.W., Iowa, the family moved to South Dakota. They returned to Iowa however and were there another six years. In 1913, they moved to Texas, where they have lived near Claude, since that time. It was here that Mrs. Wiegman spent the busy, happy years before her illness and decease.
Mrs. Wiegman was always interested in anything that concerned the betterment of her community and church. Her friendship and activities were not limited by church lines, however.
She began to teach a Sunday school class soon after she came to Texas. For about ten years, she had a class of little folks and part of that time, she was superintendent of the Primary Department. She was president of the Missionary Society for two years, held responsible offices in the Royal Neighbors Lodge and was president of her Community Club for three years. Mrs. Wiegman honored the positions she held and it was well known that where ever she was placed, she served faithfully and well. All who knew her loved her and are sincerely filled with a sense of grief and loss at her passing.
After an illness of two years, Mrs. Wiegman passed away in her home, northeast of Claude, on March 30, 1928, at the age of 47, 7 months and ten days.
She is survived by her husband, J.H. Wiegman and four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Youngblood, of Slaton, Texas; Mrs. Vera Posey, of Claude; Misses Grace and Fern Wiegman, who are still at home, and one grand-daughter, Isla Mae Youngblook
She died from cancer of the liver, last Friday morning.
Because of the large throng attending the funeral of this good woman, it was changed from the Methodist church to the Baptist, where a larger auditorium awaited them.
Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Hitchcock, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday afternoon. April 1st. He was assisted by Rev. Thomas, pastor of the Baptist church of Claude, Enterment in the Claude cemetery
John Herman Wiegman (1877 - 1952)*
Created by: Harriet Fritz
Record added: Aug 15, 2009
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