Brumley Branches - John Weik - Friday Faces of the Past
Brumley Branches features Friday Faces of the Past - John Weik my great-grandfather. He was born to Jacob Weik and Gertrude Huber on April 15, 1846 in Stephenson County, Illinois. There were seven children in this family; Edward, Otto, Frank, Eva Katharina, Louis, John and Richard Weik.
John Weik married Elizabeth Brandt on April 5, 1873 in Stephenson County, Illinois.
Sometime after their marriage they set out for the state of Kansas. The Riley County, Kansas census of 1875 has John Weik living as a farmer. To this union there were seven children born; Edward John, Peter Jacob, Elizabeth Katharina, Susie, Louis, Otto (my grandfather) and Maude. John and Elizabeth lived in Riley County, Kansas from 1875 until his death on August 1, 1927.
His obit reads as follows;
Another Pioneer Passes On
John Weik was born in Illinois, near Chicago, April 15, 1846 and died at his home in Riley, August 1, 1927, at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 17 days.
He was married to Elizabeth Brandt of Freeport, Illinois, April 15, 1873. They lived near Freeport for one year and then came to Kansas in 1874 and settled on a farm near Riley, where they lived until about two years ago, when they moved to Leonardsville, where they lived for a while, but later purchased a home in Riley where he lived the rest of his days.
To Mr. and Mrs. Weik were born seven children, three girls and four boys. Three of them have preceded their father to the great beyond. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, two sons and two daughters. Ed Weik of Leonardsville, Peter Weik of Manhattan, Susie Cross of Riley and Maud Noble of Spokane, Washington. Also 28 grandchildren, 4 great grand children and other relatives, besides a large host of friends. He united with the Presbyterian Church of Fairview, where he has been a member ever since. He was a kind and loving husband and father, always ready to do his part and help any one in need.
He is buried at the Fairview Cemetery in Riley, County, Kansas