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Albert J. Weis

20 Apr 1857  -  14 Jan 1904  (aged 46)


Watertown Republican, January 20, 1904




Popular Watertown Citizen Passes Away


Albert J. Weis died at his late residence, 111 North Montgomery Street, Thursday evening at 6 o’clock after an illness which began last June when he was attacked with heart disease, which before death was complicated with Bright’s disease.  His death, while not wholly unexpected, will be a shock to his many friends who hoped for his ultimate recovery.  He suffered but little during his illness and the end came peacefully.


Mr. Weis was born in this city April 19, 1857 and was therefore almost 47 years of age.  He attended the local schools until nearly manhood when he entered the employ of his brother in-law, William Buchheit, as a grain buyer and salesman, later entering the employ of the A. Fuermann Brewing Company as a salesman, which he followed until the firm went out of existence.


In 1896 he was nominated for register of deeds of Jefferson county by the Republican party, although he had previously been a Democrat, and was elected, serving one term, having failed of election the second time.  After a short time spent in the employ of a Jefferson concern he accepted a position with the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York as special agent and was following that line of work when taken sick.


He was married twenty years ago to Hattie Fuermann, daughter of the late August Fuermann, who survives him, together with one son, Herbert Weis.


Mr., Weis was a genial, whole souled man with a kindly feeling for all and was endowed with those characteristics which readily won him friends wherever he went.  He possessed a wide acquaintance throughout the state and was always a welcome addition to any social gathering.  In a business way he was progressive and enterprising and always tried to lead, not follow.  He was strictly honest in his dealings and possessed a remarkable business ability, quick to and act accordingly.  In this city where he was so well known his presence will be missed by the whole community and his friends everywhere will be pained to learn of his death.  Mr. Weiss was fond of music and himself possessed a good voice.  He was one of the original members of the Concordia society and took an active interest in the society. He was also a member of the Watertown Liederkranz and the Plattdeutscher verein.


The funeral took place Sunday afternoon and was largely attended.  Many friends called at the home to view the remains for the last time.  The services at the home were conducted by Rev, T C. Eglin of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, assisted by a quartet composed of Messrs. Julius Wiggenhorn, Edward L. Schempf, Max Rohr and Fred Lehmann.  The floral tributes were many and beautiful.  The interment took place at Oak Hill cemetery [1] [2] where the body was consigned to mother earth while Rev Eglin read the beautiful and impressive ritual for the dead.


The pallbearers were Messrs. W. F. Brandt, F. H. Buffmeier, John C. Gruel, Gustav Zemke, C. Huenefeld, J, P. Holland.


—Daily Times.


Cross reference info:

Son Herbert became policeman





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