Valentine “Val” Weber, Jr

Valentine “Val” Weber, Jr

Jackson, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 31 Oct 1938 (aged 85)
Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot CC1_K_8_8
Memorial ID 162619399 · View Source
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The following biographical information was compiled by Mary Pat (Weber) Swamy as part of the Marshfield History Project. It can be found on pages 492 & 493 of “The Marshfield Story (vol. 1), 1872-1997”.
Valentine Weber Jr. and Wilhelmina Koenig

Wedding bells rang out on October 19, 1886, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Marshfield. Two German Immigrant families were united as their American-born children married.

The bride (born December 25, 1860, in Schleswig Township, Manitowoc County WI) was Wilhelmina, the oldest child of Joseph and Helena (Hartmann) Koenig. The groom was Valentine (born July 15, 1853, in Washington County WI). He was the fourth child of Valentine and Elizabeth (Schmitt) Weber. Both of the families had moved to the Marshfield area just a few years before, and to this day, they both have descendants making an impact on this community.

There were seven children born to Wilhelmina and Valentine: Edmund Valentine, born July 9, 1898, and died in Menasha in 1963; Hubert John, born October 31, 1890, and died September 29, 1977; Herbert Charles, born April 9, 1892, and died March 4, 1966; Otto (baptized Adolph George), born September 26, 1893; only daughter, Elvira Joanna, born July 11, 1895, and died in the early 1970s; Arnold Henry, born April 13, 1897, and died as an infant on June 24, 1897; and Arnold Robert, born March 24, 1902, and died May 13, 1989.

Valentine was a skilled carpenter, building and later supervising the construction of numerous projects. Many of the houses on South Maple were built by him, as was their own home at 404 South Cedar. He was in charge of the construction of the St. John’s rectory on West Blodgett and the parish houses in the nearby villages of Bakerville and Sherry.

The Value of Catholic traditions was one lesson passed on to all the children. The 1910 census listed the occupation of the Weber children as factory worker, grocery store clerks, or a delivery boy. Their employer was Wilhelmina’s brother H.C. Koenig. This early training in the food industry proved to be a stepping-stone to other business ventures, i.e. Weber Brothers Grocery Stores and Hub City Jobbing Company.

Valentine lived until October 31, 1938, and used his construction skill to repair and remodel his son’s stores until he was 80. He is buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, next to Wilhelmina and near their Weber and Koenig parents.

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  • Created by: Tim Koenig
  • Added: 15 May 2016
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