Edward Weber

Edward Weber, who is well known throughout Cass county as a prosperous agriculturist, who is doing an extensive business in Everest township, is a man of ability. He makes his home in section 9, and has secured by industry and hard work the comforts of a happy country home.

Our subject was born near Landskron, Austria, September 28, 1849, and was a son of Bernhardt and Rosa (Wurst) Weber, both of whom were natives of the same province. His parents were farmers by occupation and came to America in 1868, locating in Steele county, Minnesota, with our subject, who had preceded them. The father later purchased and lived in Minnesota until 1879, when he removed to Cass county, North Dakota, and engaged in farming on land which had been purchased in 1877. He followed farming in Cass county many years and died in Casselton, in February, 1895, aged seventy-two years. The mother survives and is residing at Everett, Washington, where two sons live.

Our subject was reared in Germany till the age of seventeen years, and in 1867 came to America, landing at New York. He went at once to Minnesota, where he purchased land and followed farming until 1882. He visited Cass county, North Dakota, in 1877, in company with Frank and Joseph Langer, and purchased the section where he now resides, and also purchased a half section for his brother and father. He began the improvement of the land in 1880 and in 1883 removed his family there and has since followed farming on the land. He is now the owner of five sections, all of which is under cultivation, and during the season of 1899 raised twenty-six thousand bushels of wheat, one thousand four hundred bushels of flax and seven thousand bushels of oats. He also follows stock raising to some extent and devotes his entire attention to his agricultural pursuits.

Our subject was married in Steele county, in 1871, to Rosa Stangler, a native of Germany. Mrs. Weber's parents came to America in 1864 and settled in Minnesota. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Weber, as follows: Julius E., Emil E., Edward L., Otto E., Gustus F., and Henrietta R., deceased. The family are members of the Catholic church and assisted in the erection of the present fine edifice of that denomination in Casselton. Mr. Weber has filled numerous township offices and has served as assessor for the past twelve years. Politically he is a Democrat and strong in his convictions.

Source:  Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota 1900 Page 354

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