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Adelbert L. Wever

WEVER, FREEDOM, VANDENBURG, WALSH

Posted By: Marthann Kohl-Fuhs (email)
Date: 5/18/2009 at 14:49:55

1889 BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF
SHELBY AND AUDUBON COUNTIES, IOWA
W. S. DUNBAR & CO., PUBLISHERS
113 ADAMS STREET, CHICAGO

pages 717-718

ADELBERT L. WEVER, Recorder of Au-
dubon County, is a native of New York,
born April 8, 1849, near Syracuse. He
was three years old when his parents moved
to Illinois, where he grew to manhood. His
father, Moses H. Wever, is a blacksmith by
trade, and continued his work until he was
in his seventieth year. He is now making
his home with our subject. His wife, Add-
bert L. Wever's mother, was Catherine (Free-
dom) Vandenburg, of Dutch descent, who
died when her five children were all quite
young. Adelbert L. Wever attended the
common school in his boyhood; he then en-
tered Wheaton Academy, and afterward pur-
sued his studies at the Baptist University at
Burlington, Iowa, for one year. He then re-
turned home and began farming, which he
continued until 1873, when he removed to
Stewart, Iowa. Here he engaged in the
butcher's business for some years. In the
fall of 1879 he came to Audubon and engaged
in the grain trade. He managed the grain
business for George Gray at this station, until
he was elected to his office in 1886. He as-
sumed the duties of this position January 3,
1887. He was re-elected in the fall of 1888
by the largest majority that had ever been
given any office since the organization of the
county. Mr. Wever was married in 1878 to
Miss Anna Walsh, of Stewart, Iowa, a native
of County Sligo, Ireland, where she was
reared. They have two children, a son and
daughter -- George and Anna. Mr. Wever is
a member of the I. O. O. F., Audubon
Encampment, No. 109; of the Knights of
Pythias, No. 163, belonging to the uniformed
rank, and of the Independent Order of Red
Men, Nishnabotna, No. 8.


 

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