Indiana and Indianans; A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and the Century of Statehood Volume 3

Indiana and Indianans; A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and the Century of Statehood Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: the interests of the New Church. Later its name was changed to The New Church Independent, and it was moved to Chicago, where it enjoyed a prosperous existende for many years. Besides the great work he did as a minister Rev. Henry Weller served during 1863-64 as chaplain of the Eighty-Seventh Indiana Infantry, and all the survivors of that regiment spoke kindly and had a grateful memory of the chaplain. Rev. Mr. Weller died June 7, 1868, from disease contracted in the army. His home for a number of years was on Stone Lake, about a mile north of LaPorte, a place since known as Weller's Grove. Rev. Henry Weller married at Hastings, England, September 20, 1826, Miss Caroline Stevens. She was born in Brighton, Eng--land, and was the only member of her father's family to come to America. Her two brothers were named David and William. She had a sister, Harriet, who married Charles Cade. Mrs. Caroline Weller died at Chicago. She was the mother of four sons: John S., William H., Alfred and Charles E. John S. became a prominent newspaper man at LaPorte and later was in business at Chicago until his death. William H. also learned the printer's trade, later became a telegrapher, and for a number of years served as chief train dispatcher on the western division of the Lake Shore Railroad. He died at LaPorte in 1900. Alfred also learned telegraphy, and had many responsible positions in that work, having been manager of the Western Union telegraph office for over forty years at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Charles E. Weller, youngest son of Rev. Henry Weller, was born in a log house near Marshall, Michigan, in 1840. He attended the rural schools of Calhoun County, and at the age of twelve years began working in his father's printing office. A year later he became...
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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661656
  • 9781236661654