4.7 Frank Weber
Born Feb 22, 1860 in Liebenthal, Russia
Immigrated February 22, 1876 to Liebenthal, Russia
Steam Ship Unknown
Died Jul 18, 1941 in Liebenthal, Kansas
Married February 17, 1885
4.8 Elizabeth Kreutzer
Born Mar 17, 1862 in Liebenthal, Russia
Died Dec 7, 1942 in Liebenthal, Kansas
John Weber – Born Nov 18, 1886
3.4 Katherine Weber – Born Apr 16, 1888
Married John L Herrman
Andrew Weber – Born Apr 9, 1890
Brigitta Weber – Born 1892
Elizabeth Weber – Born 1893
August A. Weber – Born 1895
Mary Weber – Born Nov 8, 1896
Joseph Weber – Born Jul 7, 1898
Anna Weber – Born May 31 – 1901
Ignatius Weber – Born 1901
Alexander Weber – Born 1902
Margaret (Emma) Weber – Born May 21, 1903
Vincent Weber – Born 1905
Alois Weber – Born 1907
By Felix Herrman
Frank, the son of Andrew Weber Sr. and Catherine Dobbler, was from Liebenthal, Russia, and come with the first group to arrive at what is now Liebenthal, Kansas, on February 22, 1876; it was his sixteenth birthday.
Elizabeth was born to Adam Kreutzer and Elizabeth Graff (or Paul) from Liebenthal, Russia. They were also with the first group to arrive at Liebenthal, Kansas. She was fourteen years old.
Frank and Elizabeth were united in marriage on February 17, 1885; nine years after they arrived in this country.
Frank had 80 acres of land, starting one quarter mile east of the bridge – east of Liebenthal – and extending one half mile east along the south side of the road. The buildings were on the west end of this land, on the west side of the hill; the barn is still there. The Weber family lived here in the early nineteen hundreds. He also had a quarter section of land, one and one half mile east and one half mile north of Liebenthal on the east side of the road.
|Frank Weber, Elizabeth Weber |
& Emma Weber
In the late 1920s or early 1930s they moved to Liebenthal where they spent the rest of their lives. In his 70s he still did common labor and some wheat hauling with his Ford Model ‘T’ truck. He grew his own tobacco in the back yard, dried it, and in the winter cut it up for himself and his card playing friends; it was their winter entertainment. This tobacco was so unforgettable strong that it became a legend in town. With these same friends he went fishing in the nearby creek and river; for the sport and entertainment, but mostly for the necessity, in the 1930s food was a luxury.
|Frank & Elizabeth Weber|
|Frank & Elizabeth Weber|
In their later years there would be one more tragedy that would tear deep into their hearts. The youngest living child, Vincent, born August 15, 1905 was shot to death in Kansas City, in an armed robbery at a soft drinks bottling plant, where he was employed. It was August 14, 1932; he was twenty seven years old. His father, Frank was 72; his mother was 70 at that time.
Frank died from the second of two strokes, the first left him partially paralyzed, but with the help of a rope suspended from the ceiling, he could lift his body enough to get out of bed and go his way. Frank died July 18, 1941.
|Grave Site Frank Weber and |
Elizabeth Weber (Graf or Paul)
floor in front of her pot-belly stove that she was preparing to light that morning. She died of heart failure at age 80 only eighteen months after her husband Frank died.
|Katy Weber / Later married to John L Herrman Jr.|
|Grandchildered of Frank Weber and Elizabeth Weber|
Frances Herrman would be my mother
Also in the picture Alvin Randa, Albertine Randa, Johanna Herrman,
William Rands, Jerome Herrman, Gloria Weber, Esther Randa,
Felix Herrman, Johnny Judge