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 Louis J Weichmann

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Louis J Weichmann

  • Birth 29 Sep 1842 Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 1902 Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA
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  • Memorial ID 16869397

Louis J.Weichmann was an aquaintance of John Surratt, the son of Mary Surratt the only woman hanged for conspiracy in the death of Abraham Lincoln. He and John Surratt had attended a Catholic seminary in preparation of becoming priest. They both left the seminary in 1862. He moved to Washington D.C He was a border at Mary Surratts boarding house. Upon moving to Washington, he taught school at Saint Matthews Institute for boys. In 1864 he became a clerk in the War Department. He testified in the trial of the conspirators. After the Civil War, he moved to Anderson, Indiana and opened a business school. People were skeptical of his testimony, he was a pariah to many and ostracized. He wrote an autobiographical book "A History of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" . He also issued a statement a few days before his death, that his testimony had been completely true.


  • Created by: Wisteria
  • Added: 30 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16869397
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis J Weichmann (29 Sep 1842–5 Jun 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16869397, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Wisteria (contributor 46809888) .