Lewis Forest Weiler

b. 1 October 1895, d. 7 May 1975
  • Lewis Forest Weiler was born on 1 October 1895 in Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • He was baptized/christened on 15 December 1895 in Tioga, Illinois.
  • Johann Ludwig Weiler and Ellen Callahan appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 417 West 9th Avenue. Other members of the household included Lewis Forest Weiler, George Walter Weiler, Herold James Weiler, Esther Lambert and David Perry Penick. Also, boarding in the household were two young oil company workers.
  • Johann Ludwig Weiler and Ellen Callahan appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 122 West ???? Avenue enumerated next to his son Herald.. Other members of the household included Lewis Forest Weiler.
  • The following appeared on 27 November 1917 in the Corsicana Daily Sun: (Leon Springs, Nov. 27) Among the commissions granted at the Leon Springs' Officers Training Camp were the following:
         . . . Lewis Forest Weiler, commissioned First Lieutenant, Infantry, Officers Reserve Corps.
  • The following appeared on 4 December 1917 in the Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: Forrest Weiler, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Weiler, and who is here on a visit to his parents, is another Corsicana boy who has won his spurs in the army, and whose friends are already proud of the record he has made. Forrest went to the Mexican border as Sergeant of Troop D., Texas National Guard. Later he went into training at Leon Springs and is now a First Lieutenant in the regular army. Forrest will be here on leave of absence with his parents until December 15, when he will go to San Benito and take his place in Uncle Sam's regular army.
  • He married Genevieve Bell Eva, daughter of Addison H. Eva and Louise Wilke, on 4 December 1917 in Bexar County, Texas, by license issued the same day, with W. W. Lee officiating. Witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse S. Estill.
  • The following appeared on 7 December 1917 in the Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: Lieutenant Forrest Weiler, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Weiler, and Miss Genevieve Eva, were married in San Antonio Tuesday, and arrived here this morning on a visit to the groom's parents. The Sun extends its heartiest congratulations.
  • The following appeared on 13 August 1918 in The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: (From Saturday's Daily) Mrs. Nellie Callahan Weiler, wife of J. L. Weiler, passed away at the family home, corner of North Eleventh street and West Fourth Avenue, at three o'clock this morning after many months of bad health. The deceased was fifty-four years of age, and had lived in Corsicana for nearly twenty hears. She was born in Johnstown, Pa., but grew to womanhood in Illinois, from where she came to Texas with her husband and three sons.
         The deceased was an active and faithful member of the First Methodist church, and lead a Christian life, the influence of which will live after her. She is survived by her venerable and invalid mother Mrs. Ester Penick, who made her home with the Weiler family, her husband and three sons, Prof. Geo. Weiler, of Fargo, North Dakota; Capt. Harold J. Weiler now with the American army in France, and Lieutenant Forrest Weiler, of Camp Logan, Houston. The latter is here and Prof. Weiler may reach here in time for the funeral which will probably take place from the First Methodist Church at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, with interment in Oakwood.
         The active pall bearers will be S. W. Burdine, J. E. Blair, C. T. Banister, A A. Allison, W. J. Seelig and J. N. Royall. Honorary pall bearers will be the members of the United Commercial Travelers living in Corsicana.
  • The following appeared on 17 July 1920 in The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: The Home Furnishing Company, 112 South Beaton street, has been sold by the proprietors, J. L. Weiler & Son, to Orrell & Ragland. The new firm is composed of W. D. Orrell and Ed Ragland.
         Mr. Orrell has been a resident of Corsicana for several years, having been manager of the furnishing company when owned by Sparks & Worthington and also by Weiler & Son. He is an experienced furniture man and has become well known during his residence here. . . .
         J. L. Weiler left today for an extended visit in the East before he moves to Houston, where he has purchased a residence and will make his future home. L. F. Weiler and family left yesterday for San Antonio, where they will live.
  • The following appeared on 23 September 1924 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: At 7:30 this morning, J. L. Weiler died suddenly in the bath room at his home, 2111 West Fifth avenue. The deceased was 63 years of age in May last and had been a resident here for twenty-four years.
         The deceased was a native of Illinois and came from that state to Texas. For a number of years he engaged in the furniture business, but due to ill health he had not been regularly in business for some time.
         The deceased was a member of the First Methodist church, and was one of the most devoted and ardent workers in the Sunday school. He organized a men's Bible class in the First Methodist church, and when it became necessary for him to cease teaching the class, in his honor it was named the Weiler Bible class, and still bears his name. The class is now one of the largest Bible classes ever in a Corsicana Sunday school, and will continue to bear the name of the man who organized and who devoted many anxious hours in the labor of building and keeping the class foremost in the good work of the Sabbath school. The deceased was a good and true man in all the essentials of life, and his death, though not unexpected, is sorely regretted by the enrire community.
         Surviving the deceased is his wife and three children. The children are George Weiler of Iowa, Harold Weiler of Wichita Falls, and Forrest Weiler of Dallas. Two step-daughters live in Nebraska and Minnesota, and a step-son in Montana. Funeral arrangements will not be announced until these are all heard from.
  • Lewis Forest Weiler became a widower at the 29 April 1929 death of his wife Genevieve Bell Eva.
  • Lewis Forest Weiler appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Harris County, Texas, at State Highway #6. Other members of the household included Genevieve Eva Weiler, Lewis Forest Weiler Jr. and Lelia Lee Delk. Leila was employed as the housekeeper, and she and her daughter were boarding in the household.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1930 census.
  • He married Lelia Lee Delk, daughter of John Drew Delk and Minnie Imelda Powell, circa 1935.
  • Lewis Forest Weiler registered for the draft in 1942 in Harris County, Texas, while living in Houston, and employed there by grocer J. Weingarten, Inc.
  • Lewis Forest Weiler died on 7 May 1975 at age 79 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, at Navasota Nursing Home . His death was officially witnessed by Lelia Lee Delk.
  • At the time of his death Lewis Forest Weiler was living in Hempstead, Waller County, Texas.
  • Lelia Lee Delk became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 29 Oct 2014

Family 1: Genevieve Bell Eva b. 8 March 1896, d. 29 April 1929

Family 2: Lelia Lee Delk b. 1 January 1903, d. 23 September 1997