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Elmer C DeWein

  • Birth 8 Sep 1864 Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 22 Aug 1940 Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 93420247

His mother's maiden name was Jacobs


From The Knox County Biographical and Historical Sketch

Elmer Dewein was a horseshoer, ie Blacksmith, in Galesburg, Illinois. He married Rachel May Simons October 1, 1884 in Burlington, Iowa. Rachel was the daughter of John N. and Indiana M. (Scott) Simons. They had five known children were: Myrtle L. DeWein Lawman, William Elmer DeWein, Marguerette J. DeWein Paridon, Rachel [James] DeWein Brannon, and Edith K. DeWein.

He learned the horseshoeing trade in Burlington, Iowa and worked there until 1889 when he then moved to Galesburg, Illinois. He was a partner of D. F. Nolan in 1895 and had an extensive business at 15 West Main Street in Galesburg. Mr. Dewein was a member of the Baptist church, Knights of Pythias, Modern Woodmen of America, and Court of Honor.

Biographical information provided by Wm & SJ. Donath) #48116482 [edited by obsessive_journey]


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  • Created by: obsessive journey
  • Added: 10 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93420247
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elmer C DeWein (8 Sep 1864–22 Aug 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93420247, citing Gum Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by obsessive journey (contributor 47009979) .