WEIDENHAMER, Walter Lyon

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  • Name WEIDENHAMER, Walter Lyon 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • WALTER L. WEIDENHAMER, merchant of Watsontown, Northumberland county, belongs to a family which has been settled in Pennsylvania from about the middle of the eighteenth century. The progenitor in America, Johannes Weidenhamer was a native of Germany, born Nov. 14, 1126. ln1750 he married Margaret Magdalena Eblinger, and they were survived by five sons and four daughters, twenty-seven grandchildren and forty-eight great-grandchildren. Johannes Weidenhamer died Aug. 3. 1804, in his seventy-eighth year, his wife, who was born in 1729, dying in April, 1812, when eighty-three years old. The original Weidenhamer homestead was about three quarters of a mile north of Moselem Springs, in Berks county, Pa., on the Easton road.
    Biography
    • Walter L. Weidenhamer was born Sept. 9, 1870, at Dewart, and there began his education in the public schools. He early began to assist his father as clerk in the store, and was thus engaged until 1893, when he opened his present business at Watsontown, carrying a line of stationery, jewelry, sporting goods, cigars and tobacco, as well as newspapers. He has a well appointed store on Main street, between First and Second, and by enterprising methods has built up a prosperous trade, which has increased steadily.

      On April 24, 1895 Mr. Weidenhamer married Eva Rissel, daughter of Peter Rissel (formerly spelled Rishel), a railroader. and they have had two children, Harold R. and Alberta May. Mr. Weidenhamer and his family are members of the Lutheran Church. He is well known fraternally, holding membership in Watsontown Lodge. No. 619, I.O. O. F.; Council No. 514, Jr. O. U. A. M., at Watsontown; the A. O.M. P., No. 33; and Milton Lodge, No. 913, B. P. O. Elks, of Milton, this county. Politically he is a Democrat and he has held local offices at Watsontown.
    _UID 4DE7BF9779B4D640B7D26C0C3FF8F9CDCB57 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Buried Watsontown, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Watsontown Cemetery 
    Person ID I6746  Ancestry
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2019 

    Father WEIDENHAMER, John Adam,   b. 5 Apr 1836, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother DATESMAN, Sarah Anna,   b. 26 Apr 1838, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1926, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1859  Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2101  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1036] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 416.

    2. [S1036] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, 417.