Family Stories

Welker and Weyler Biographies

from Perrin’s Kentucky, A History of the State, 1888

Bullitt County, Kentucky

Albert Welker, a farmer of Bullitt County, Kentucky, is a son of Charles Welker, who was a native of Loudoun County, Virginia, was born in 1802, and in 1828 married Miss Eliza Jane Bragdon, by which marriage eight children were born. Albert Welker, the subject of this sketch, was the fifth child, and was born April 29, 1854, in Bullitt County, and was married to Miss Rebecca J., daughter of David and Nancy Brown, natives of Hardin and Bullitt Counties, respectively. To this marriage have been born six children – Omer, born August 25, 1874; Harry, September 18, 1876; Thomas, May 26, 1878; Lillian, November 27, 1881; Theodore (deceased), September 13, 1883, and Mason, November 2, 1887. Mr. Welker’s farm is located near Belmont in Bullitt County.

 

George M. Weyler was born in Louisville, March 24, 1848, and is a son of George Weyler, who was a native of Germany, immigrated to American in 1830, came to Louisville from New Orleans in 1832, and in the following year was married to Miss Catherine Kritzer, and for many years thereafter resided in Louisville. Our subject, at the breaking out of the civil war, being yet a mere boy, joined the Union army; he enlisted in March, 1863, in the Twenty-Second Indiana Battery, Light Artillery, and served bravely till the close of the struggle, when he returned to Louisville and was married to Miss Eliza Phelps, February 26, 1874, a daughter of William and Susan Phelps. They have five children – Katherine, born April 27, 1875; William Henry, December 2, 1876; Susan Belle, October 30, 1880; John Robert, May 17, 1885, and Joseph Frederick, January 4, 1888. Mr. Weyler afterward removed to a farm in Bullitt County, where he at present resides.

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