|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1818|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1905|
Co D, 43 Bat O.N.G. Farmer. Son of John and Catherine (Pletcher) Weller. Married Anna Longstreth on 7 Nov 1841 in Morgan County, OH. Father of Rachel b. abt 1842, John Wesley b. 21 Oct 1843, Joseph Augustus b. 28 Apr 1846 and Samantha Elizabeth b. 11 Apr 1855.
HENRY W. WELLER
Interesting Sketch of a Pioneer of York Township
Henry W. Weller died at his home on the county line between Roseville and Deavertown on Sunday, December 10, 1905; having reached the ripe old age of 87 years, lacking 19 days. He died in the house he built for his own use 51 years ago.
Muskingum County is the Weller home in the state of Ohio. His grandfather, Henry Weller, sr., came from Frederick County, Va. and settled in Zanesville when there were only a few houses there, and afterward near Fultonham. His son John Weller, father of Henry W. Weller, went over into Morgan County, married Catharine, the daughter of Henry Pletcher, near Deavertown. They spent their lives on the farm near Jerusalem church, where Henry W. and his sister,, Mrs. Susannah Souders, of Logan, Ohio, were born and brought up.
Henry W. followed his mother about her work until he learned to read the German language, which was his mother tongue. When he was eight years old, he attended the community school and learned the English language.
His father being a feeble man, Henry only had a few terms of school but was ever afterward an industrious pupil and persistent reader, even to the last months of his life.
In business affairs he was prompt and honest in all his dealings, conservative but never "fogy." He would suffer a wrong rather than contend with a neighbor. He was financially prosperous.
In politics he was never obtrussive, but pronounced in his opinion. Born a Democrat, but because of anti-slavery sentiments, he became a Free Soiler and a charter member of the Republican Party to which he was ever loyal. But many of his friends were Democrats. His home was understood to be one of the stations on the underground railroad. He never sought political distinction.
In religion Mr. Weller was devoted. In youth he was confirmed in the Lutheran church. When settled down in life he became a member of the United Brethren church at Black Oak Grove near Deavertown. During the remainder of his life, he was an officer in the church. He did a large part in building 3 different churches on the same ground and gave hundreds of dollars to the support of the local church and several thousand dollars to missionary and the educational work of the church.
November 7, 1841 he married Anna, daughter of Philip Longstreth, of Deavertown. With her he happily lived 62 years, when she died two years ago. To them were born three children, John Wesley, who in '61 enlisted in Co. A, 62nd O.V.I. and was killed July 18, 1863 at Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina; Samantha E., who was drowned June 10, 1865 during a cloudburst on the home farm, when she was 10 years old. The surviving son is Rev. Joseph A. who has been retired from his college and ministerial work for 5 years to care for his father and mother, whose death leaves him the sole survivor of the family.
In the home Mr. Weller was kind and self-sacrificing as he said when his wife died, that he had always provided for her but never thought of providing for himself. He sacrificed that his children might have more and better education than he had himself. The world was made better by Mr. Weller's life.
(Copied from the Morgan County Democrat, December 22, 1905).
John Weller (1795 - 1868)
Catherine Pletcher Weller (1799 - 1851)
Anna Longstreth Weller (1821 - 1903)*
John Wesley Weller (1843 - 1863)*
Joseph Augustus Weller (1846 - 1922)*
Samantha Elizabeth Weller (1855 - 1865)*
Henry W. Weller (1818 - 1905)
(Infant) Weller (1820 - 1820)*
Susannah Weller Souders (1823 - 1915)*
Black Oak Cemetery
Plot: Row A, Stone 5
GPS (lat/lon): 39.76164, -82.03812
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Oct 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5847832
Added: Mar. 13, 2007
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Added: Dec. 22, 2002