NameJohn Weller
Birth25 Feb 1902
Death8 Oct 1981 Age: 79
Birth14 May 1906 Age: 110
FatherGregor Wegscheid (1870-1958)
MotherSusana Hansen (1877-1958)
Marriage3 Mar 1923, St. Cloud, MN
ChildrenDonald Edward (1923-)
 Bernice Susan (1925-)
 Kenneth Gregor (1926-)
 Arnold (Arnie) Joseph (1929-2007)
 Arlene Margaret (1929-)
 Duane Charles (1931-)
 Isabelle Clara (1932-)
 Johanna Theresa (1934-)
 Joseph Wayne (1936-)
 Judy Leona (1944-)
Family Letter Notes for John & Scholastica Katherine (Family)
John and Scholastica met at a house party dance. They were married in St. Cloud, Minnesota., on March 3, 1923. John worked at the train .sheds in Waite Park. He also worked as a stonecutter and in a canning factory in St. Cloud. Donald was born in St-Cloud. All the rest of the children were born around Bluffton.

In August 1925, they moved to Bluffton to farm the Erickson place, 9 miles north of town. Bernice and Kenny were born there. In. 1927, they moved to the Romey Vorgert farm, 1 mile East of Bluffton. Arnold, Arlene, Duane, Isabelle and Johanna were born there. The next move was to the present Guck farm where Joe was born. They underwent Diptheria Quarantine at this place and several of the children had to miss a whole year of school.

In 1937 they purchased the Weller Homestead located 8 miles northeast of Bluffton. They enjoyed farming and raising a family there. Judy was born there when Scholastica thought she should replace Bernice who was getting married. In 1946, they moved to the Carl Stoderl farm located 2 miles west of Bluffton, They resided there until retiring to an apartment in Bluffton in August 1980. John passed away October 8, 1981. Scholastica purchased the Former John Kaufmann house across the street and still owns this house.

From 1995 to 1998 she resided with her daughter Isabelle during the winter months and at Golden Age Living in Bluffton the winter of 1999. From then to the present time, 2003, she has resided at Golden Age Living year round.

John and Scholastica have ten children (all still living), 53 grandchildren, 98 great-grandchildren (four more hatching) and 6 great-great-grandchildren (2 that are direct descendants). John’s occupation was farming and managing the Bluffton Stockyard Shipping Association. His favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, playing cards, German Band and dancing. Scholastica was a homemaker who enjoyed dancing, gardening, playing cards, quilting and crocheting.

Their children live in, California, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Last Modified 25 Mar 2008Created 5 Jan 2017 by Brad Wegscheid