Anna Kaiser had moved from Dundee, Illinois with her parents, Christopher and Elisa Kaiser. They made their home in the Preston area on a farm where their first four children were born: Rosa, Henry, Edna and Arthur. They were to have three more children: Luella, Theophilus and Lawrence.
He was a trustee in the Zion Evengelical from 1904 - 1909. In fact he held Youth Parents Association meetings in his home in 1916. He later attended the Preston Evangelical Church.
John Weinert was a successful dairyman in Rulo, Nebraska. John made a good living farming in the community and in 1919 he and Anna and Edna took a trip to the West Coast to visit the families who had moved out that way some years before. They traveled by train in December and postcard messages tell of the "unwanted" snow that Portland had when they landed at sister Fannie's house. They also visited George Scholl in California who was his nephew.
There was a concern on John's heart that his children would have a good education so after much consideration they sold the farm just east of the Zion Cemetery and in 1920 moved to Naperville, Illinois where the Evangelical church had a college and seminary. There they opened their home for boarding and later rooming, also, to the students. In order to meet the needs of their new situation they raised a big garden, having already learned the rigors of hard work back in Nebraska. Records show that they enjoyed their work.
In the fall of 1925 John came down with pneumonia and passed away the 17th of October, 1925. Anna and daughter, Edna, continued on with the "club" as they called it. Anna suffered a slight stroke which affected her right side but was still able to help with the work, particularly the kitchen work, which was their livelihood. Then on July 9th, 1938, thirteen years after John had died, Anna went to be with those "who had gone before."
They lived at 104SWright Street, Naperville, DuPage, Illinois. A note of interest surrounds the house they lived in. In 1959 when Edna had to sell it the selling price was $25,000.00 and in 1996 when it was sold it commanded the price of $425,000.00! And now it is located in the "historic" area of Naperville just on the edge of C h i c a g o:
John and Anna are buried in a very beautiful cemetery called "Heritage" Cemetery in Naperville, Illinois. Later Edna was laid to rest there, as well.
Family photo 1904:
|LtR John Weinert, Anna Kaiser, Emma Scholl, Audrey Scholl, George Scholl|