Wednesday, May 13, 2020

August Weinert Jr 1867-1932

August Weinert Jr and Louise 
Weinert - brother and sister, 
Falls City Nebraska.
August Weinert Jr. was born to August Weinert and Fredericka Van Der Schaff on the 25th of  March 1867 (Source: Walter William Weinert service record). This was the same year Nebraska officially became a state. He was a great help to his father in the building business and learned how to build proficiently for himself. August's father was one of the principal barn builders in Falls City. August's work ethic proved valuable throughout his life. August spent many days playing and/or working on the Missouri River which flowed near their home. August Sr had his sons help him move lumber across the Missouri. According to Paul Weinert the boys explored the sandbars of the Missouri. Sometimes they hid under brush, waited for Canadian geese to land on the sandbar, and dashed out and grabbed dinner for Fredericka to cook that night. The Canadian goose is the largest goose in the world, with the subspecies "giant Canada goose" having specimens weighing over 20 pounds. Typically, however, most full grown Canada geese weigh between five and 14 pounds, with females weighing slightly smaller than the males. The Canada goose, according to those in the know, tastes like a dark, tender cut of smoked chicken.

August married Amelia C. Ernst, an orphan, in 1894 in Washington state. If the fact both her parents were deceased at the time of Amelia's marriage made her an orphan, then she was. However she had two parents who raised her in Falls City. Both of her parents were born in Spock, Karlshruhe. Spock is near Graben where the Weinert's neighbors' the Scholl family came from. The Ernst's immigrated in the 1860s. Amelia's father Karl Heinrich Ernst, a farmer, died in 1878 leaving his wife Louisa Katherine Fetzner with four children from 3 to 12 to raise. Louisa farmed and lived 8 more years and died. So, yes, Amelia could be considered an orphan. Amelia grew up with two brothers and a sister and there is a chance Amelia and August Jr. knew each other in Falls City before meeting in Washington state. The exact location of the Ernst home is not found in the1880 census so we don't know how close they lived to the Weinert's. Amelia signed documents with a "C" as her middle name. Thus far we have not been able to find what the "C" stood for. 

August and Amelia were married the same year he was licensed to preach in the Evangelical Church Conference in the state of Oregon and was first stationed in Sweet Home, Oregon. He was ordained in 1898 while ministering in Seattle/Tacoma. In 1898 he and Amelia moved to Seattle, Tacoma, WA. They had the following children: Walter William Weinert born 1895 in Sweet Home, Oregon, Elmer 1896 in Oregon, and Ernst 1898 in Washington. Amelia died of dropsy and consumption January 14, 1900 at the tender age of 27 in Seattle. Amelia left the sum of $1100 to her sons to "be given to them at their majority, unless they would use it to further their education, in which case they could claim it then." Everything else was left to her "beloved husband" August Weinert. (Source: Amelia's probate record.)

Amelia's obituary record that she lived the "devout Christian life. She was a model of patience. She faithfully accompanied her husband to his conference appointments in a cheerful spirit. She lived 27 years 5 months 26 days. Her last words were, "Come Lord Jesus, quickly and take me home.""

In the 1900 census Minnie, August's widowed sister, moved in to help him care for his children and she brought three of her own: Fred 14, Edward 12 and Catherine 9.  In 1908, Christmas day, August married Marie Fosberg on December 25, 1908.  Minnie and the family were taken by surprise. Family members said that the first time Minnie met Marie she felt it was the worst day of her life.  This changed Minnie's life and put her in the workforce which was not friendly to women. What did Minnie do?  Minnie opened a boarding house in Portland. 

After being assigned to the Tigardville/Newberg charge in 1901 he became acquainted with a young lady of the surrounding area and in 1908 on Christmas day they were married in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mr. C.A. Fosberg, in Boring, Oregon.

Katherine Voegelein who was present in the home: 
"When August remarried he never talked it over with his 3 sons (Walter, 13, Elmer 11 and Frank 9 or with his sister Minnie. He chose a rainy Christmas day to be married to Marie. The whole family left Portland as soon as morning church services were over. They carried the wedding flowers with them on the streetcar, then had to transfer to go to Boring, near Oregon City. The last 3 miles were traveled in a spring wagon. By the time they arrived they were soaked and bedraggled from the rain.

"Minnie's daughter, Katherine, was 18 years old and played the wedding march. Her brother, Fred, was the best man. After the ceremony they hurried to eat Christmas dinner, then back on the spring wagon, to the street car and back to Portland. It took two streetcar transfers to get back to East Portland. By the time they had arrived back at the church, the Christmas program was almost over, so the annual celebration was missed.

"The announcement of the marriage was made, Katherine walked to the front of the church to begin to play the wedding march on the organ, the bridal party filed in and the ceremony was repeated for the second time. It is recorded that in general it had ruined a Christmas Day for Minnie and her family. They considered it the worst one ever. " (Adapted from the papers of June Weinert Schoonover as told to her by Katherine Voegelein Daugherty at 87 years of age.)

Marie Mathilda Fosberg
Marie Mathilda Fosberg was a Swedish born immigrant. After marriage Marie lost two children in infancy. One in 1909 and the other in 1911.  August and Marie wanted another child and Eleanor was born in 1913 in Sweet Home, OR.  Eleanor shows up in the 1920 census as a 7 year old girl and in the 1930 census as a boarder in San Francisco without an occupation listed and in the 1940 census with a husband and two children.

Mark: "I have had this theory that August Weinert Jr. had something to do with the marriage of Emil Hornschuch and Emma Scholl. Both August and Emil were ministers and lived within 30 to 40 miles of each other.  Emma was Emil's second wife. His first wife died in 1905. My theory is based on the photo below. I dated the photo by guessing at Franklin's age. In 1900 Emma was a maid or care giver in Falls City. Then in 1906 she is in Oregon and in 1911 she is married with a child. I have looked everywhere for Emil and Emma's marriage record. I woke up this morning about 2am thinking about Emma's marriage date so I got to work. The thing that really helps my theory is that Emil and Emma and August and Marie were married on the same day. Is that cool or what!"  M.Gardiner

Beth Weinert: 
"August and Marie continued to minister for a few years in the conference then left the ministry to begin a wood business. He engaged the services of at least one of Minnie's son, Fred, to help him in the hauling of lumber. He hauled lumber for the new homes in Council Crest which was a six-hour trip. there are pictures of at least one home that August and his sons built on East Taylor in Portland. Daughter, Eleanor, was born in this home. August had a large furniture store at this time. He was later cheated out of business by his partner who embezzled and skipped."

Furniture business:
In 1910 August was a salesman in a Portland furniture store called J Leah Furniture Company.  According to family he and a partner owned the business but the enterprise failed after his partner took off with the money.

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF PARTNER SHIP. Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between Jasper Leah and August Weinert. partners, doing business under the firm name and style of J Leah Furniture Company, at 121 and 1st Grand Ave., Portland. Or., which partnership has been dissolved by mutual, consent and held that August Weinert is to continue said business under the same name it is desired, and all bills receivable are to be paid to him, and all claims of all kinds against the partnership are to be paid by the said August Weinert Dated this 1st day of September , J. LEAH.

In the 1910 census it is interesting that Minnie, a widow and head of household, with three children all in their early 20s, has taken in her niece Laura Scholl and nephew Franklin Weinert (Amelia's son) while George Scholl, August's brother-in-law chooses to live with his uncle August. The fact Franklin, as a teenager, is living with his aunt Minnie shows they had a positive relationship.

In 1920 August is a vegetable farmer in Brooks, Oregon.  By 1930 August was a night watchman for a lumber company in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon.

On September 22, 1932 August Jr died from paralysis at 65 and was buried in Lebanon, Oregon. (family information)  However, according to his death certificate he dies of cerebral hemorrhage or stroke.  It may be that the stroke caused a paralysis. His death certificate notes he is a night watchman at Fir Lumber, in Labanon, Linn, OR., where he had been working for three years. Lebanon  is a town in Linn County, Oregon. Lebanon is located in northwest Oregon, southeast of Salem. The death certificate incorrectly gives August's mother's birthplace as Germany; she was born in Holland.

Beth Weinert:
"On September 22, 1922 at his home in Lebanon, Oregon August passed away after suffering an attack of paralysis for a few hours at age 65 years, 5 months and 27 days. His obituary describes him as "a devoted husband and father, and although all who knew him will miss his departure, yet we are looking forward to meeting him as well as others in the home our God has gone to prepare for the faithful." Pastor Ferris A. Dodd of the Lebanon Full Gospel Assembly officiated at the funeral. August is buried in the Cemetery at Lebanon, Oregon. Marie remarried but when she passed away in 1953 was buried next to August with the name Marie Weinert Grove."

Kent Gardiner:
After August's death Marie married Wilson L. Grove, 19 November 1944 in Multnomah, OR. In 1940 Wilson was a 68 year old lodger, with a high school education, living in rural Linn, OR. In 1930 he was living with a wife and child in Peoria, Linn, OR. He was a "cut off sawer" in a chair factory. He owned his own home. In 1920 Wilson was the Postmaster in Peoria, Linn, OR. He lived with his wife, 2 children, and his mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Wilson died 30 Oct 1949 which made it a short lived marriage. 

Marie died, 20 years after August, on 29 January 1953 in Brooks, OR. The immediate cause of death was dehydration. The secondary cause was inanition which means exhaustion caused from lack of nourishment. She also had herpes zoster. This is much different than the herpes of today. Herpes zoster is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus. After a person has had chickenpox, the virus lies dormant in certain nerves for many years. Herpes zoster is viral infection that occurs with reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus. It is usually a painful but self-limited rash. Symptoms typically start with pain along the affected dermatome, which is followed in 2-3 days by a vesicular eruption. Marie was 77 years old. Marie Weinert Groves was buried next to August Weinert in Friendship Garden Row 30 Lot 301 graves 3 and 4. Eleanor Cather was buried with Ray and Lawrence Cather North Masonic Row 36 Lot 348 Grave 4. (Source: Find-A-Grave contributor Judi Armstrong Skyles who photographed the grave marker)

Labish Center
It is worth noting that August's wife Marie Fosberg, indirect relative by marriage and neighbor in Arago, Emma Scholl, son Walter Weinert and sister Minnie Weinert (Voegelein) all have connections to the Labish Center which is located 12 miles north of Salem, OR or 40 miles south of Portland, OR. 
1. Marie lived near the Labish Center as a child
2. August and Marie helped build a school near the Labish Center where
     their daughter Eleanor went to school
3. Emma Scholl went to church in the Labish Center where she and her
    husband Emil were honored with a stained glass window for their work
    in the Center. 
4. Minnie Voegelein was honored for her work at the center with a stained
    glass window.
5. Walter Weinert -  In 1920 and 1930 Walter lived in Brooks which is 2.8
    miles west of the Labish Center. In 1940 he lived 12 miles south of the
    Labish Center in Salem, OR where he was an inspector for the 
    Department of Agriculture.

In 2002 Marie and August's daughter Eleanor Cather wrote:
“August Weinert had a furniture business in Portland and was very successful. His partner embezzled money and skipped out. People would pay on their account and he would bank the money in his own name. August paid off all the bills he owed. It was all he knew to do. He shrimped and saved to do it. After that his posture was stooped and he looked discouraged.

“Marie Weinert was in poor health and was not expected to live. She had heart problems, complications from childbirth and had lost several infants. (General lack of medical care.) She fainted a lot.

“She went to a meeting of Evangelist Price, was healed and became Pentecostal. The next day she was carrying water to wash clothes and fainted. She then got some common sense and realized she needed to build up her strength.

“They followed Evangelist Price in his meetings but realized they couldn’t keep that up. They settled near Eugene.  

“Traveler’s Rest Auto Camp, August Weinert proprietor. Rates 10 cents a day, 25 cents per night. 5 ½ miles north of Eugene.

“If you desire a home cooked meal, hot biscuits or any delicacy that appeases the hunger of the traveler it may be obtained from the proprietor. If you avail yourself of the use of the camp stoves we can furnish at any time fresh eggs, milk, etc, Chicken dinners served to order” So states the campground advertisement.

“Marie’s health was good from then on. Several times she was sick, looking  back it was the symptoms of food poisoning. They did not have refrigeration. She lived to be 67.

“When August was in the ministry he preached in the German language. After he left the ministry he attended church but didn’t seem to have a driving force to be a minister. He was a quiet person, not a teacher and did not force his ideas. He never got excited and never raised his voice. Marie on the other hand was very Pentecostal and a yeller.

“August’s father (August) was strict with him and he vowed he would never strike a child. Once Eleanor remembers getting a spanking and she admits she probably deserved it.

“One incident Eleanor remembers, Franklin was just a little guy and August was trying to make him sit down. Franklin threw a fit. August stopped his sermon and said “Franklin be still.” It didn’t do any good so he shut his Bible, walked down from the platform, gave him a spanking and walked back to the pulpit.

“Marie was 35 years old when she married August. She had worked at a tailor’s shop and active in a bicycle club. She’d been on her own for some time in Portland.

“She didn’t want to marry a man named Peterson. It seems “He was bound to marry her" so he built a beautiful home to entice her. He fixed it up and furnished it then took Marie to introduce her to “their home.” You didn’t do things that way with her. She had her own opinions.

“Her Auntie was so mad at her. She said, “Marie is an old fool. She could have married him and not had to pinch pennies.”

“Eleanor spent her teenage years when they lived on 17th Street in Eugene. Later August and Marie took a job at Noti, OR – Marie a cook and August a night watchman (a usual combination)

“The house on 11th Street was their first house with electricity. Marie stuck her finger in a light socket to see where the light bulb went. She didn’t do that again.”

"When they lived in 17th Street in Eugene she advertised breakfast for travelers. She had a big pan that would just fit in the oven. The neighbors down the street had honey bees and made butter. Marie sold biscuits and honey.

"Once Marie was due to have a baby. August had gone to town for groceries and the doctor. Eleanor was supposed to go tell the neighbor if  “Mother got sick.” (No one even explained to the kids what was going on.) She went to get the neighbor and got sidetracked play and forgot to tell her.

"The neighbor eventually asked about Marie so went to help her. She didn’t know anything about delivering babies. She always had an expression, “When the apple is ripe, it will fall.”

"The baby was too big and smothered. August and the doctor arrived too late. The doctor used forceps to deliver the baby. Marie was never well after that.

"Marie always said babies should be carried on a pillow until they were 6 months old. When the boys would come home they would toss Eleanor around. Marie was not pleased.

"August and Marie’s home in Lebanon was used for a church but it became too small, so they tore it down and built a bigger one. It later became daughter Eleanor and Ray’s home then later yet the Lebanon First Assembly of God.

"Marie bought a house remodeled it and kept changing her mind. They moved a lot partly because of her poor health. The doctor recommended a climate change. Partly after August would fix the house and “this is where we are going to stay.” Marie would get itchy feet and find a better deal.

"Whenever they moved August would find a job doing whatever  - often a handyman or night watchman. Marie would cook. They scraped by.

"When August and Marie had the campground near Eugene the gypsies stayed across the creek. They could not be in the regular campground. Eleanor would sneak out and go there to watch them dance.

"Eleanor said one time she watched a gypsy woman who brought a loaf of bread tucked under her arm. She would pull off a handful to give to each child. Eleanor had never seen bread eaten this way.

"Eleanor would give her mother problems. She remembers climbing up a ladder and scaring her mom. Once a cat had a litter of kittens on Marie’s bed upstairs and Marie was so disgusted she said that cat ought to be thrown out the window, – so Eleanor did it.

"One time Eleanor caught a fish with a safety pink brought it home wondering what to do with it. Marie fainted. (which was not unusual)

"When Eleanor was a young girl she lived on a farm at Labish Center near Salem. (Later it was where Walter Weinert lived.) She had knee problems so could not walk to school. The state was to provide a school bus for every child. There were local Japanese families with school age children but they were never considered. 

"After many business meetings in August and Marie’s home a school was built at Labish Center.  By this time Eleanor (the only white child) was 8 when she started first grade. She felt big for being a first grader. She never felt smarter because she was older. She made her grades ok but always self conscious of being bigger and older.

"Shortly after they got the school going her family moved again because of her mother’s poor health.

"Near the Labish Center School is a large tree on the corner. The road builders wanted to cut it down but Marie and Walt’s friend Harry’s mother protested and wouldn’t let them cut it down. They build the road around it.

"When the house next to the school was being built for August and Marie, she was vocal about giving directions to the carpenters. But she kept changing her mind and drove them nuts.

"At the picture of Grandma and Grandpa Fosberg’s golden wedding anniversary, taken on their front porch. Eleanor had a broken wrist. She kept fussing about having her picture taken because the last time she had her picture taken it hurt. That was when her wrist was X-rayed." (Source: Handwritten document from Eleanor Cather to Kent Gardiner, 2002)

What happened to August's children? 
Walter William Weinert was born 12 Jan 1895 in Sweet Home, Oregon. He served as seaman 2 class in the Navy in WWI. He served on the SS Wilmington. In 1930 he was a 35 year old fruit farmer in Marion, OR. In 1940 he was working for the Department of Agriculture as an inspector, He was 5 foot 9 inches, 165 pounds and had brown hair according to his WWII draft registration. Walter never married and died 21 February 1949 in Vancouver, WA.
Elmer Albert Weinert In 1896 Oregon, Elmer married Mildred Elizabeth Bennett Bate 11 Jan 1838 in the First Congregational Church in Los Angeles. He was 41, she was 28 and she was from Utah. They had two children Celia Alene Weinert and a stillborn in 1947. In WWI he served in the Navy as a radio electrician. In 1940 Elmer age 43 was living with his wife Mildred, and 2 month old son. They are in the household of Elmer's 52 year old mother-in-law, school nurse, Janet W Bennett. Elmer is a radio announcer at a broadcasting station in LA. Everyone were living at 1122 1/2 Larrabee St Beverly Hills. LA. Elmer died 2 July1949 in LA. He is buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Glendale, CA.
Franklin Ernst Weinert Franklin was born 18 June 1899 in Washington state, died in Marion, OR. In 1917 he worked for Fred Voegelein in Crabtree, OR on a farm. In 1917 Franklin was living with his aunt Minnie and her son Fred. Both boys are farmers. Minnie's household was next door to William and Katherine Voegelein Daughtery.  In 1930 Franklin was a laborer on a berry farm in Brooks, OR. He was living with his wife Edith and 3 month old son Harry F. In 1940 Frank E Weinert was 40 living with his wife Edith, Harry 10, Lawrence 8, and twins June I. and Lois M. daughters. He was farming in Gaston OR. Franklin died 10 Apr 1960.
Eleanor Marie Weinert 1912-2007. Eleanor married Ray Nolan Cather 13 September 1931 in Linn, OR. They had three children, Robert Ray Cather, stillbirth, August Adelbert Cather 1934-1959 and Catherine Burton Cather stillborn in 1936. Eleanor lived to be 94. She died in 2007 and is buried near her parents in the IOOF Lebanon Cemetery, OR located at 39302 Cemetery Dr. Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, 97355 USA The cemetery is also known as the IOOF Cemetery, Lebanon Masonic Cemetery, Lebanon Oddfellows and Masonic Cemetery, Odd Fellows Cemetery.

August's preaching:
It appears that August was a minister in Seattle from 1898 -1901 then in Tigardville, Oregon from 1901-1905. The story goes that he was without a church for a time and the leadership asked him to move and he said it would not be good for his family and he left the ministry.

1894 Licensed to Preach, stationed in Sweet Home, OR
1895 Sweet Home OR
1896 Houlton, OR
1897 West Portland Cir.
1898 Tacoma and Seattle, Granted Elder's Orders/Ordained
1900 Seattle
1901 Tigardville/Newbert
1902 Tigardville
1903 Tigardville
1904 Tigardville
1905 Retained without work
1906 No reference
1907 Retained without appointment
1908 No reference
1909 "By request August Weinert was placed on the Supernumerary list" 
         This means exceeding the usual number. (Source: Beth Weinert)

1867 August is born ? March, Beth Weinert's booklet has 22 Mar 1867,
         Audrey Kroksh has 25 Mar 1869, the church record has 25 Mar 1868
         and his death certificate says March 25, 1866.  They all agree: he was
         born in March.
1894  Amelia and August were married 22 March 1894 in Clackamas, 
1894  August Ernst became the pastor. (not related to Amelia as far as we
1895  Walter W. Weinert born 12 Jan 1895 in Sweet Home, Linn, Oregon
1896 Elmer Albert Weinert born: 24 December 1896, Oregon, USA
1898  Ernst Weinert born: May 1898, Washington
1898-1901 August a pastor in Seattle
1899  Franklin Ernst born 18 June, Washington
1900  Franklin Ernst born: 18 June 1900, Washington, United States. 
1901  Amelia dies of consumption January 14
1898  August Weinert became the pastor after Presiding Elder August 
          Ernst (no relation as far as we know) withdrew and  joined the
          Christian Catholic Church, whose founder was John Alexander
          Dowie. Many members went with him.
          The issue was divine healing.
1901  The United Evangelical Church had a membership of 40, including 
          children, when H. E. Hornschuch became the pastor. The
          congregation paid off a mortgage debt of $1,260 and installed a 
          furnace for $180 and plumbing for $208.45. The membership grew
1901  After Amelia's death August's sister Minnie moves in to help
1901 - 1905 A black and white studio photograph of Reverend August 
         Weinert and  Reverend J.H. Sparr of the Emanuel Evangelical Church
         in Tigardville. Rev. Weinert served as pastor from May 1901 to May
         1905. Rev. Sparr served as pastor from May 1904 to May 1905.
         (photograph below).
1908 August marries Marie Mathilda Fosberg, a Swedish immigrant,  on 
         December 25, Christmas Day, 1908. Marie immigrated to the USA
         in 1880 from Sweden with her parents.  She was naturalized in 1908.
1910 August and Marie living in Portland, OR
1929 August and Marie living in Marion, OR
1930 August and Marie living in Linn, OR
1932 August Weinert death 22 September, Lebanon, OR
1953 Mathilda Fosberg Weinert death January 1, in Brooks, OR.  Marie is
         buried near August at IOOF Cemetery at 39302 A Cemetery Dr. 
         Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, 97355 US

August Weinert in the Newspaper

Documents related to August Weinert Jr:

1880 US Census, Arago, NE
1887 Louisa Weinert and August Weinert,
sister and brother

Graduation from Naperville College, Chicago, IL
August Weinert Jr is front row right

Graduation from Naperville College, Chicago, IL
This photo was used on August's second wedding
Barn built by August Weinert & sons in 1877/78, 12 1/2 miles NE of Falls City, NE. LtR: Louise Weinert Wiltse: John and Anna Weinert with Rosa and Henry: August Weinert Jr: Fredericka and August Weinert: Emma Scholl: Edward, Minnie Voegelein with Fred and Edward: hired man holding gray horse: Fred, Fannie Scholl with George and August: girls front R. Elizabeth Scholl, Anna Scholl, Laura Scholl. Arago Township, Section 15, 1889.

August's sister Anna Weinert Ernst
may have lined August up with Amelia Ernst

1894 Oregon City enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) March 23, 1894

1894 August and Amelia's
marriage certificate

1894 Note from Amelia to August - 3 days before their wedding

 Exterior view of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Seattle, c. 
1890; from the 1st United Methodist Church of, August served here.
(Source Pacific Coast Architecture Database)

In the mid-1890s the Evangelical Association suffered a doctrinal schism with some affiliates leaving it to form the "United Evangelical Church." In 1922, the two sides reformed, causing this congregation to restore its affiliation with the Evangelical Association; it changed its name to the "Evangelical Church." A few years later, the name was again tinkered with to become the "Auditorium Evangelical Church," altered to acknowledge the church's proximity to the new Seattle Civic Auditorium completed in 1928.This congregation formed in 1888 as the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Seattle, with a small Gothic Revival church at Taylor Avenue North and North Harrison Street. This church was outgrown by 1906-1907, when this second church, called the "First Church of the Evangelical Association," opened at 2nd Avenue North and Valley Street. In 1906, the congregation sold the first church property at Taylor and Harrison for a handsome profit of $9,000, and bought a $3,500 parcel at 2nd Avenue North and Valley Street on which to build a larger facility. This second building cost over ten times of the first, at $17,000, the building effort managed by the paster, R. Hornschuch. Hornschuch's church was dedicated in 1907. (See 1st United Methodist Church of Seattle,) (Source: Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD))

Notes: Theodore Robert Hornschuch was born 24 April 1874 in Pennsylvania. He married Amelia Wintermantle 14 Dec 1898 in Clackamas, OR. In 1900 he was a preacher in Sweet Home, Linn, OR He had a wife and one year old daughter Ethel. In 1910 he was clergyman for the Mission Church in Tacoma, WA. He had two children, Joy 7 and Theodore 2 and an adopted 20 year old daughter. In 1717 he was a dairyman according to his WWI draft registration. In 1920 he was a 44 year old dairyman with five children: Fey 19, Joy 17, Theodore, 11, Lois 6 and Melva 2. In 1930 he was a dairyman in Tillamook, OR. In 1940 he was a minister for the Presbyterian church in Portland. Theodore died in Longview WA 24 Mar 1959 from pneumonia. He was 84. His wife died in 1950. (Source: FamilySearch)

1916 The Sunday Oregonian., July 02, 1916, Section One, Page 11, Image 11

Amelia C. Ernst Winert's probate record
with her death date

Amelia C. Ernst's

1900 US Census Washington

About 1902, Back: Ed, Katherine, Fred Voegelein, Walter Weinert, Front: Franklin, August, Elmer Weinert, Minnie (Weinert) Voegelein, Washington or Oregon

1902 August Weinert and his three boys,
August's sister Minnie, and her two boys and girl

1903 LtR Walter, August, Franklin, Elmer Weinert

1906 LtR August, Walter, Franklin, Elmer Weinert

About 1906, Porch: Edward, Fred, Katherine Voegelein, Walter, Elmer Weinert.  Front: Emma Scholl, Franklin, August Weinert Jr., Minnie (Weinert) Voegelein, Oregon

Both August Weinert Jr. and his sister Minnie (Weinert) Voegelein lost their spouses while their families were young. The two decided to combine their families. They lived in a parsonage for a period of time. This may be that home. Note the large building next door that appears to be a church. As some of the Scholl and Weinert family moved from Nebraska to Portland they stayed with family members when they arrived in Portland. Emma came to help with the children.

Back of the previous photo of Minnie's home.

A black and white studio photograph of Reverend August Weinert (left) and 
Reverend J.H. Sparr (right) of the Emanuel Evangelical Church in Tigardville. 
Rev. Weinert served as pastor from May 1901 to May 1905. 
Rev. Sparr served as pastor from May 1904 to May 1905.
(Source Tigardville Library.)

Emanuel Evangelical Church of Tigardville

Members of the Emanuel Evangelical Church of Tigardville as they pose for a group picture outside on a cloudy day. The group is arranged in three rows--some sitting, some standing--on the grass. A wooded hillside is behind them in the distance. A leaf covered branch enters the picture frame in the upper left corner. To the right of the group can be seen a small wood structure with a wooden ladder leaning it. The gentleman sitting on the first chair on the left side of the front row is Friedrick Johann Brandt who helped organize the building of a church in 1885-1886 and taught the Senior Men's Bible Class. The Emanuel Evangelical Church was originally located at the east end of Bull Mountain Road, along the northbound lanes of present day SW Pacific Highway. The German Language was used for morning services and Sunday School. The Evangelical Church exists today as the Trinity Evangelical Church, located on 121st Avenue in Tigard. (Source Tigard Library)

1908 Wedding announcement

1908 Maria Matilda Fosberg and
August Weinert, Wedding photograph

1908 Marriage record

"August and Marie continued to minister for a few years in the conference then left the ministry to begin a wood business. He engaged the services of at least one of Minnie's son, Fred, to help him in the hauling of lumber. He hauled lumber for the new homes in Council Crest which was a six-hour trip. there are pictures of at least one home that August and his sons built on East Taylor in Portland. Daughter, Eleanor, was born in this home. August had a large furniture store at this time. He was later cheated out of business by his partner who embezzled and skipped."

August Weinert's wood business order form

August Weinert's wood business back side
of order form. 

1906 Portland Directory

1907 Portland Directory

1908 Portland Directory

1909 Portland Directory

1910 US Census Portland

1911 Portland Directory

1912 Portland Directory

1914 Portland Directory

1917 Portland Directory

1917 Salem, OR Directory

1920 US Census, Marion, OR

1930 US Census, Linn, OR

1930 August Weinert and his three sons

August Weinert's

August Weinert's death certificate
Death date: 22 Sep 1932

August Weinert's death record

August Weinert's funeral expenses

Marie Groves is buried next to August Weinert in Friendship  Garden Row 30 Lot 301 graves 3 and 4. Eleanor Cather is buried with Ray and Lawrence Cather North Masonic Row 36 Lot 348 Grave 4.  IOOF Lebanon Cemetery, OR is located at 39302 Cemetery Dr. Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, 97355 USA.  The Cemetery is also known as IOOF Cemetery, Lebanon Masonic Cemetery, or Oddfellows and Masonic Cemetery. (Source for grave locations: Find-A-Grave contributor Judi Armstrong-Skyles. Thank you Judi!)

Marie Weinert died of dehydration caused by inanition. Inanition is
exhaustion caused by lack of nourishment. The herpes is not what you think, it
came from having chicken pox. 
IOOF Cemetery, Lebanon, OR
39302 A Cemetery Dr. Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, 97355 US
Also known as Lebanon Masonic Cemetery, Lebanon or
Oddfellows and Masonic Cemetery

Eleanor Marie 1912-2007
Eleanor lived to age 94. She died in Ocean Park WA and is buried in IOOF Lebanon OR
39302 A Cemetery Dr. Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, 97355 US
Also known as IOOF Cemetery, Lebanon Masonic Cemetery, 
Lebanon Oddfellows and Masonic Cemetery, Odd Fellows Cemetery
Eleanor Marie Cather, August's daughter 1912-2007

1932 Eleanor's son's (Robert Cather's) death certificate

1949 Elmer Albert Weinert death certificate
Amelia C Ernst's parents grave
marker in Steele Cemetery, Falls City, NE