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Date: 6/16/2004 at 15:38:54

Biography reproduced from page 280 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

John N. Weaver, circuit judge of the 14th judicial district of Iowa, was born June 4, 1844, in Wayne Co., Ohio. His parents were Rev. S. and Alice (Black) Weaver, his father being the founder and for eight years president of Western College, Iowa. Judge Weaver was educated at Western College. In March, 1864, he enlisted in company D, 12th Iowa Infantry, and served until the 26th day of June, 1866. [Judge Weaver’s nativity on the muster roll is given as Stark Co., Ohio, by mistake, he having left Wayne county with his parents when very young.] He then read law with the late Judge William Smyth, also late member of Congress, at Marion, Iowa, being admitted to the bar at Marion in the fall of 1867. On account of failure of health, Judge Weaver was unable to practice much until 1869. He was one of the founders, in 1869, and afterwards editor and proprietor, of the Springvale Republican, at Springvale, now Humboldt, Iowa. He continued in this business nearly three years, the most of which time he practiced law. He then sold the newspaper and engaged in the practice of law at Humboldt until 1874, when he removed to Algona and entered into practice at this place. In the fall of 1876 he was elected to his present position, going into office Jan. 1, 1877. He was re-elected and began his second term Jan. 1, 1881. Judge Weaver was married Nov. 13, 1870, at Humboldt, Iowa, to Martha M. Gould. They have four children—Kate F., Daisy L., twins; Flora B., Cora P., twins. Judge Weaver is a Royal Arch Mason, belonging to Prudence Chapter, No. 70, Algona, Iowa. He is a member of Algona Lodge, No. 236, I. O. O. F. He is also a member of Anchor Encampment, Mason City.


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