WEIDENHAMER, Walter Lyon

Male 1870 - 1962  (92 years)


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  • Name WEIDENHAMER, Walter Lyon 
    Born 9 Sep 1870  Dewart, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • Walter L. Weidenhamer was born Sept. 9, 1870, at Dewart, and there began his education in the public schools. He early began to assist his father as clerk in the store, and was thus engaged until 1893, when he opened his present business at Watsontown, carrying a line of stationery, jewelry, sporting goods, cigars and tobacco, as well as newspapers. He has a well appointed store on Main street, between First and Second, and by enterprising methods has built up a prosperous trade, which has increased steadily.

      On April 24, 1895 Mr. Weidenhamer married Eva Rissel, daughter of Peter Rissel (formerly spelled Rishel), a railroader. and they have had two children, Harold R. and Alberta May. Mr. Weidenhamer and his family are members of the Lutheran Church. He is well known fraternally, holding membership in Watsontown Lodge. No. 619, I.O. O. F.; Council No. 514, Jr. O. U. A. M., at Watsontown; the A. O.M. P., No. 33; and Milton Lodge, No. 913, B. P. O. Elks, of Milton, this county. Politically he is a Democrat and he has held local offices at Watsontown.
    Biography
    • WALTER L. WEIDENHAMER, merchant of Watsontown, Northumberland county, belongs to a family which has been settled in Pennsylvania from about the middle of the eighteenth century. The progenitor in America, Johannes Weidenhamer was a native of Germany, born Nov. 14, 1126. ln1750 he married Margaret Magdalena Eblinger, and they were survived by five sons and four daughters, twenty-seven grandchildren and forty-eight great-grandchildren. Johannes Weidenhamer died Aug. 3. 1804, in his seventy-eighth year, his wife, who was born in 1729, dying in April, 1812, when eighty-three years old. The original Weidenhamer homestead was about three quarters of a mile north of Moselem Springs, in Berks county, Pa., on the Easton road.
    _UID CE9B0C73B5214C549BC1EC80229A734A9FF4 
    Died 6 Dec 1962  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Watsontown, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Watsontown Cemetery 
    Person ID I6307  Milton Families
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2019 

    Father WEIDENHAMER, John Adam,   b. 5 Apr 1836, Maidencreek Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1899, Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother DATESMAN, Sarah Anna,   b. 26 Apr 1838, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1926, Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1859  Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3364  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1870 - Dewart, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1962 - Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Watsontown Cemetery - - Watsontown, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 417.

    2. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 416.