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Henry Weidenbach (1864 - 1933)

Henry Weidenbach
Born in Colony Worms, South Russiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 19 Feb 1888 [location unknown]
Died at age 68 in Scotland, Bon Homme, South Dakota, United Statesmap
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Clara Weidenbach was born 7 Mar 1895 in Yankton, South Dakota, United States to her father, Henry Weidenbach, and mother, Elisabetha Heib. [1]

At the time of the 1900 US Census, head of household Heinrich Weidenbach Jr. (age 36, born in Russia) was living in Lesterville Township & T.96-R.57 Lesterville village, Yankton, South Dakota, United States with his wife, Elisabeth Weidenbach (age 30, born in Russia), their six children: Emil Weidenbach (age 11, born in South Dakota), Bertha Weidenbach (age 7, born in South Dakota), Clara Weidenbach (age 5, born in South Dakota), Theotor Weidenbach (age 3, born in South Dakota), Herbert Weidenbach (age 1, born in South Dakota), and their servant, Christian Hauck (age 16, born in Russia). [2]

Henry Weidenbach's obituary appeared in the Scotland Journal in 1933: WEIDENBACK, HENRY. Henry Weidenback Laid To Rest, Thursday. One of the largest attended funerals ever held at Scotland, occurred Thursday afternoon when services were held from the Reformed church for Henry Weidenbach. Folks came from all over and adjoining counties to pay their last respects to the deceased. The following obituary was read at the services: Henry Weidenbach, a son of Henry Weidenbach and Frederica (nee Jungmann), was born on the 7th day of November, 1864, at the Colony of Worms in South Russia. In the Sacrament of Holy Paptism on Nov. 22nd, 1864, the firm and sure promise of God were sealed unto him. In 1872 the deceased came to America with his parents who established a home north of Lesterville. After due instruction in the doctrines of our Christian faith, he was confirmed by Rev. Jacob Orth. On February 19th, 1888, Mr. Weidenbach was united in marriage with Elisabeth Heib, who with the eight yet surviving children, now mourns the death of a kind husband and a loving father. About 37 years Mr. Weidenbach was farming and in 1925 he moved to Scotland and has made his home here ever since. Besides his afflicted widow Elisabeth Weidenbach, the deceased leaves to mourn his departure eight children: Emil Weidenbach, Scotland, S.D.; Albert Weidenbach, Scotland, S.D.; Mrs. Bertha Kautz, Kaylor, S.D.; Mrs. Ciara Auch, Lesterville, S.D.; Herbert Weidenbach, Lesterville, S.D.; Mrs. Ida Hauch, Lesterville, S.D.; Mrs. Edna Stoller, Lesterville, S.D.; Edwin Weidenbach, Scotland, S.D. Besides the wife and the children, he leaves 22 grandchildren, a brother, Wm. Weidenbach, Mott, N.D., and 6 sisters: Mrs. Peter Zeeb, Menno, S.D.; Mrs. Fred Goehring, Scotand, S.D.; Mrs. Gottlieb Hertz, Scotland, S.D.; Mrs. Jacob Brost, Washburn, N.D.; Mrs. Wm. Knodit, St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Christ Bertsch, Menno, S.D. Two sons, one daughter and four grandchildren preceded him in death. He passed away at the age of 68 years, three months and five days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. U. Zogg and Rev. J. Bodenmann, latter of Menne, and interment was made in the Rosehill cemetery. [3]


  1. "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 September 2015), Henry Weidenbach in entry for Clara Weidenbach, 07 Mar 1895; citing Birth, Yankton, South Dakota, United States, South Dakota Department of Health, Pierre.
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 September 2017), Heinrich Weidenbach Jr., Lesterville Township & T.96-R.57 Lesterville village, Yankton, South Dakota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 347, sheet 8A, family 134, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,555.
  3. "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 July 2016), Mr Henry Weidenbach, 13 Feb 1933; citing Obituary, in "Scotland Journal"; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln.

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