CHARLES WEIGAND GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried in Cavalry Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey County, KS.
Died: Nov. 17, 1915
On Wednesday, November 17, 1915 Charles Weigand one of Coffey county’s highest respected pioneers passed away. Although he had been in feeble health for some time the community was shocked to hear of his death. Chas. Weigand was born near Zanesville Ohio February 4, 1843, and moved with his parents John and Elizabeth (Leisen) Weigand to Brown county, Illinois, in 1854. He served in the Civil war in 119th Illinois Infantry, in 62’-63’, being discharged after two years on account of his health. Mr. Weigand was married to Nancy Jane Rush in Quincy, Illinois February 25, 1868. They came to Kansas in the spring of 1870, and located and went to housekeeping on their present farm west of Burlington which at that time was a wild prairie. They were the parents of eight children, the two oldest children dying in infancy, the other six survive him. The children are: John Weigand and Mrs. Mike Baker of this place, Frank C. of Yates Center, Kansas, Allie A. of Ochelate, Okla., Omer T. of Whitten, Iowa, and Mrs. Vera Clark of Newton, Kans.
Besides his kind and devoted wife and children, he leaves one brother and two sisters, viz: Rev. William Weigand, of New Berlin, Ill. and Mrs. Frank Hoffmans of this place, and Mrs. Mike Kelley of Springfield, Ill., his other brothers, Jacob and Frank proceeding him to the great beyond a few years ago.
In religion Mr. Weigand was a Catholic and lived a true Christian life.
The funeral was held Friday morning November 19, 1915 in the Catholic church in Burlington where a Requiem Mass was said by Father Weigand, after which Father Domann gave an excellent sermon. The funeral was then conducted to the Catholic cemetery, west of Burlington where his body was laid to rest.