JACOB J. WEIGAND GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried in Cavalry Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey County, KS.
Died: August 8, 1911
The funeral of Jacob J. Weigand, which was held from the Catholic church in Burlington Thursday morning with Solemn High Mass, was one of the largest funerals held here in a long time, the large church being filled to overflowing with sympathizing relatives, friends and neighbors. Rev. Father William Weigand of New Berlin, Ill., a brother of Mr. Weigand, was celebrant, and was assisted by Father Carl Hoffmans of Germany as deacon and Father Hall of Waverly as sub-deacon. Rev. Father Berthold of Emporia preached an impressive funeral sermon. There were many beautiful floral offerings and the coffin was draped with the stars and stripes. Father A. J. Domann, at his church is taking a needed vacation in Colorado and was not sent for.
The music was furnished by the choir and was especially well sung on this occasion.
The body was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery southwest of Burlington, scores of relatives and friends accompanying the body to the cemetery. The pall bearers were F. W. Haight, M. Sweeney, Jacob Hagel, Geo. J. Weigand, Gero. Weigand and John Weigand.
The death of J. J. Weigand---Uncle Jake his friends called him---removes from Burlington one of her oldest and best citizens. While he was never an office holder, Mr. Weigand took an active interest in all local affairs and was a splendid representative of the best type of citizenship. He will be missed not only in the home circle but among his neighbors and old friends.
Jacob J. Weigand was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, in 1841. He lived in his native state eight years and then moved with his parents to Brown county, Ill., where he lived until 1870, when he moved to Kansas and located at Burlington, and engaged in the blacksmith business of which he was a master. In 1862 he enlisted in Company D, 119th Illinois Infantry and served until July 25, 1865 when he was discharged on account of a canister shot in his left thigh. He was wounded at Fort Blakeley, Alabama, in ’65.
Mr. Weigand was married in Illinois November 20, 1966 to Miss Sarah Wagner, who survives him. To this union were born eight children of Mrs. Ella Cullen of Springfield, Mo., Chas. F. Weigand and Misses Elizabeth, May and Margaret Weigand of Burlington; James J. Weigand of Emporia and Gregory J. Weigand of Grand Junction, Colo., survive him. One son, Fred died a few years ago.
Besides the members of his own family he leaves two brothers, Father Wm. Weigand of New Berlin, Ill., and Chas. Weigand of Burlington and two sisters. Mrs. Frank Hoffmans of Burlington and Mrs. Mike Kelley of Beardstown, Ill.