NITA M. (EAMAN) WEIGAND

B. July 18, 1894 in Candor, Otter Tail County, MN
D. 1965
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  • Father: Benjamin Eugene Eaman born July 22, 1871 in Dunnville, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada; Benjamin died June 8, 1952 in Itasca County, MN; buried in Ardenhurst-Alvwood Cemetery, Bergville, Itasca County, MN
  • Mother: Jessie Beatrice (Cook) (Eaman) McAuley born August 3, 1871 in Forest City, Hancock County, IA daughter of Homer Cassius Cook (1837-1887) and Mary Jane Cook (1842-1920); married (1) Benjamin Eugene Eaman (1870-1952) on January 1, 1890; married (2) John McAuley in 1906 in Devils Lake, Ramsey County, ND; Jessie died April 20, 1960 in Billings, Yellowstone County, MT; buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Billings, Yellowstone County, MT;  According to the Billings Gazette (Billings MT) Thursday, April 21, 1960, page 18:

“Aged Billings Woman Dies
   Mrs. Jessie Beatrice McAuley, 88, of 620 Central Ave., died in a local hospital Wednesday of infermitles of age.
   She was born in Forest City, Iowa, Aug. 3, 1871, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Cook, and moved to Detroit Lakes, Minn., where she married to Bennie Eaman on Jan. 1, 1890.  She married John McAuley in 1906 in Devils Lake, N.D.
   She is survived by a son, Homer C. Eaman of Minot, N.D., and four daughters, Mrs. A. D. Morey of Minot, Mrs. A. E. Weigand of Round Lake, Ill; Mrs. J. B. Roche of Studio City, Calif., and Mrs. H. W. Dahrling of the home address.  Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Emma Rudolph of Detroi Lakes, 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
   Funeral services are planned at 2:30 p.m. in Thursday in Smith’s Funeral chapel and burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.”

  • Husband: Abraham Edward Weigand born December 13, 1886 in Lehigh, Marion County, KS; last residence in Lodi, San Joaquin County, CA; Abraham died August 1966 (See section pertaining to Abraham Edward Weigand buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Leora Catherine (Weigand) Hansen born August 21, 1912 in Weaton, ND; married Peter Andrew Hansen on July 13, 1935 in Fessenden, Wells County, ND; Leora died May 1, 1972 in Wolf Point, Roosevelt County, MT; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Wolf Point, Roosevelt County, MT; According to the Billings Gazette (Billings MT) Wednesday, May 3, 1972, page 16:

“Mrs. Hansen

   POPLAR – Mrs. Andrew Hansen, 59, of Wolf Point died May 1 at Community Hospital in Wolf Point.
   She was born Aug. 21, 1912 in Weaton, N.D., attended high school in Minot, N.D., and received nurse’s training at St. Joseph’s Hospital there.
   She married Hansen July 13, 1935, at Fessenden, N.D., and they moved to Wolf Point where she was superintendent of the Community Hospital from 1947 until 1949 until 1951, and then worked again at the Wolf Point hospital until July 1971.
   Survivors include the widower of Wolf Point, a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Lloyd of San Antonio, Tex.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Edwin Jensen of Wolf Point; a step-son, James Hansen of Astoria, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Merle Anderson of Fullerton, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.
   Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Clayton Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. Michael Guinan officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.”

  1. Dallas Laverne Weigand born 1915 in North Dakota; Dallas died 1915; buried in Bowdon Country Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery, Bowdon, Wells County, ND
  2. Neva M. (Weigand) Herold born about 1916 in North Dakota; married Henry James “Virgil” Herold (1913-2009) on June 18, 1936 in Brainerd, Crow Wing County, MN son of Dr. Philip Herold (1879-1971) and Mary (Cibuzar) Herold (1882-1971); Virgil married (2) LaVonne “Bonnie” Young in 1973 after the death of Neva in 1971.
  3. Duane Richard Weigand born July 23, 1922 in North Dakota; Duane died November 9, 1969 (See section pertaining to Duane Richard Weigand buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  4. Betty Lou (Weigand) Anderson born January 20, 1925 in North Dakota; married Merle Vincent Anderson on May 22, 1943 in Wolf Point, Roosevelt County MT son of Andrew Anderson and Rose Anderson; Betty Lou died May 26, 1974 in Orange County, CA
  • Siblings:
    • Gwendoline Josephine “Gwen” (Eamon) Morey born July 10, 1892 in Detroit Lakes, Becker County, MN; married Arthur Delbert Morey (1880-1968) on December 25, 1908 in Minot, Ward County, ND; Gwendoline died November 18, 1973 in Chula Vista, San Diego County CA; Gwendoline and Arthur are buried in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, Ward County, ND
    • Homer Cirel Eamon born January 27, 1897 in Detroit Lakes, Becker County, MN; Merchant Marine veteran WW I (1917-1919) married (1) Vera W. Jones on June 22, 1921 in Billings, Yellowstone County, MT; married (2) Ruch C. Caldwell (1895-1976) on June 1, 1925 in Denver, Denver County, CO daughter of Milton Boyd Caldwell (1863-1941) and Sadie Belle (Smith) Caldwell (1864-1922); Homer died April 3, 1980 in Denver, Denver County, CO; buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell, Park County, WY; According to the Billings Gazette (Billings MT) Thursday, June 23, 1921, page 5:

“MARRIED IN BILLINGS.

   Homer C. Eamon of Powell, Wyo., and Vera M. Jones of Cody, Wyo., were married by the Rev. George D. Wolfe yesterday evening.  They were accompanied by Mrs. Ida M. Jones, mother of the bride and by John C. Swift.  They will make their home at Powell where the groom is the proprietor of a clothing store.”;

According to the Casper Star-Tribune (Casper WY) Monday April 7, 1980, page 15:

 “Homer C. Eamon
   POWELL – Services for Homer C. Eaman, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Eaman died Thursday in a Denver nursing home.
   He was born in Minnesota.  In 1925 he married Ruch C. Caldwell in Denver.  She died in 1976.  He served in the Merchant Marine during WW II and was a member of the American Legion and VFW.
   In the 1920s and 1930s he operated a restaurant in Powell.  Eaman and his wife moved to Denver in 1941, where he worked as a salesman until he retired.
   Survivors include a son, Richard, of Arvada, Colo., and three grandchildren.
   Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.”

  • Step Siblings:
    • Naomi Catherine (McAuley) (Roche) Beasley born June 20, 1908 in North Dakota; married (1) John Byron Roche (1907-1961); married (2) Jules L. Beasley on May 23, 1961 in Clark County, NV, divorced April 1969 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA; married (3) Julius “Jules” L. Beasley on July 5, 1975 in Carson City, NV; Naomi died March 1, 1991 in Harris County, TX; buried in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, TX
    • Iola Necile (McAuley) Dahrling born January 8, 1911 in Otter Tail County, MN; married Harry Walter Dahrling (1892-1972) in January 1931 in Minot, Ward County, ND; Iola died May 20, 1969 in Billings, Yellowstone County, MT; buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Billings, Yellowstone County, MT; According to the Billings Gazette (Billings MT) Wednesday, May 21, 1969, page 8:

“Iola Dahrling

   Mrs. Iola Necile Dahrling, 58, wife of Harry W. Dahrling, 620 Central Ave., died of cancer Tuesday in a Billings hospital.  She had been in ill health for over five years.
   She was born Jan. 8, 1911 at Detroit Lakes, Minn., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McAuley.  She moved with her parents to Minot, N. D., and was married there in January 1931.
   Mr. and Mrs. Dahrling came to Billings in 1934 and lived here since.   She was a member of United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include the widower and a son, Joel, at home; four step-children, Mrs. Jerry Ollendick, 3120 3rd Ave. 2., Jane Ann Ollendick, Jill Dahrling, Ollendick and Marri Chris Ollendick, all of 620 Central Ave.; two sisters, Mrs. Gwen Morey, Minot Mrs. Julius Beasley, Los Angeles; a half-brother, Home C. Eaman, Rock Springs, Wyo.; and five grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Smith’s Funeral Chapel with Dr. Vern L. Klingman of First United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Candor Township, Otter Tail County, MN the household members were: Jessie Eamon, head, born August 1872, age 27, married 9 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Michigan; Gwendoline Eamon, daughter, born July 1893, age 6, single, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Iowa; Nita Eamon, daughter, born July 1895, age 4, single, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Iowa; Homer Eamon, son, born June 1897, age 3, single, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Iowa.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Devils Lake City, Ramsey County, North Dakota, living at 270 Seventh Street, the household members were: John McCauley, head, age 45, married once for 3 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio, occupation: teamster – hauling; Jessie McCauley, wife, age 38, married twice for 3 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Minnesota, parents born in Illinois, Neoma McCauley, daughter, age 2, single, born in North Dakota; Nita McCauley, step daughter, age 16, single, born in Minnesota, father born in Indiana, mother born in Minnesota.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Berlin Township, Wells County, North Dakota the household members were: Abraham E. Wiegand, head, age 33, married, born in Kansas, parents born in Russia, occupation: farmer – general farm; Nita Wiegand, wife, age 25, married, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Iowa, occupation: teacher – public school; Leora Wiegand, daughter, age 7, single, born in North Dakota; Neva Wiegand, daughter, age 3 10/12, single, born in North Dakota.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Berlin Township, Wells County, North Dakota the household members were: Abe E. Weigand, head, age 43, married at age 24, born in Kansas, parents born in Russia, occupation: farmer – grain farm; Nita Weigand, wife, age 34, married at age 16, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Iowa, occupation: teacher – public school; Leora J. Weigand, daughter, age 17, single, born in North Dakota; Neva M. Weigand, daughter, age 14, single, born in North Dakota; Duncan Weigand, son, age 7, single, born in North Dakota

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Speedwell Township, Wells County, ND the household members were: Abe E. Weigand, head, age 53, married, highest grade completed: H1, born in Kansas, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: farmer – farm; Nita M. Weigand, wife, age 44, married, highest grade completed: C2,  born in Minnesota, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: teacher – rural school; Duanne R. Weigand, son, age 17, single, highest grade completed: C1, born in North Dakota, lived in same house in 1935; Betty L. Weigand, daughter, single, highest grade completed: H2, born in North Dakota, lived in same house in 1935.