Person:Helen Weydemeyer (1)

Mabel Helen Weydemeyer
d.20 Jul 1960 Toledo, Lincoln, OR
m. 16 Mar 1873
  1. Helen Mabel Weydemeyer1877 - 1960
  2. Frederick Weydemeyer1882 - 1886
m. 1 Oct 1897
  1. Harry Warren Johnston1898 - 1969
  2. Vernon Weydemeyer Johnston1903 - 1981
Facts and Events
Name Mabel Helen Weydemeyer
Gender Female
Birth? 30 Apr 1877 Cass City, Tuscola, MI
Marriage 1 Oct 1897 Tawas City, Iosco, Michiganto Roscoe Conklin Johnson
Death? 20 Jul 1960 Toledo, Lincoln, OR
Burial? 23 Jul 1960 Toledo, Lincoln, OR
Ancestral File Number QQN5-D3

MARRIAGE: MARRIAGE RECORD: Mabel marries Roscoe C. Johnston, Tawas City, MI, 1 Oct. 1897. Mabel is 20 years of age, resides Turner, MI, does housework. Father is Warren Weydemeyer, mother is Hattie Predmore. Not previously married. Married by S. Schofield, M. E. Minister. Witnesses: Mrs. W. A. Johnson, Mrs. T. A. Schofield, all of Tawas City. Iosco Co., MI marriage records, book 3, page 81. Film SLC 0963406.)

CENSUS: 1880 United States Federal Census about W. Weydmeyer Name: W. Weydmeyer Home in 1880: Precinct 5, Fannin, Texas Age: 33 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Birthplace: Michigan Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: H. E. Father's birthplace: New Jersey Mother's birthplace: New Jersey Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Household Members: Name Age W. Weydmeyer 33 H. E. Weydmeyer 20 M. H. Weydmeyer 3 92 93 Weydmeyer W., w, m, 33, _, _, _, married, farmer, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, MI, NJ, NJ. H. E., w, f, 20, _, wife, married, keeps house, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, MI, NJ, NJ. M. H., w, f, 3, _, dau, single, at home, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, _, MI, NJ, NJ. Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 5, Fannin, Texas; Roll: T9_1303; Family History Film: 1255303; Page: 559.3000; Enumeration District: 129; .

1900 Census, Arenac Co., MI, Turner twp. Johnson, Mable, wife, white, female, b. Apr 1877, age 23, mar. 3 years, 1 child, 1 child living; she and both parents b. MI. The Johnsons live next door to her parents, the Warren Weydemeyer family.

WEYDEMEYA, WARREN (1910 U.S. Census) IDAHO , LATAH, W MOSCOWAge: 0, Male, Born: MISeries: T624 Roll: 225 Page: 209 215 227 Weydemeyer, Warren, head, w, m, 63, m1, -, -, -, MI, NJ, NJ, -. -, English, fruit grower, OA, -, -, yes, yes, -, O, F, F, 2, 0, 0.

                                   Hattie, wife, w, f, 52, m1, 25, 3, 1, MI, NJ, NJ, -. -, English, housekeeper, ?, -, -, yes, yes, -, -, N, G.
              Johnson, Mable, dau, w, f, 32, m1, 12, 2, 2, MI, MI, MI, -, -, English, -, -, -, -, -, yes, yes
                             Rosco C., son in law, m, w, 36, m1, -, -, MI, Canada, Canada, -. -, English, none, -, -, -, -, yes, yes
                             Harry, son, m, w, 10, s, -, -, -, MI, MI, MI, -. -, English, -, -, -, yes, 6, yes, yes, yes.
                             Vernon, son, m,w, 6, s, -, -, -,  MT, MI, OH, -. -, English, -, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, yes.
             Marston, Bert, partner, m, w, 33, s, -, -, -, MI, WI, ?, -. -, English, -, -, -, -, -, yes, yes.

JOHNSTON, ROSCO C (1920 U.S. Census) OREGON , LINCOLN, N TOLEDO PCTAge: 47, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: MISeries: T625 Roll: 1495 Page: 135 73 73 Johnston, Rosco C., head, O, M, m, w, 47, m, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, B. Mich., f. b. Maine, m. b. Canada, English, yes, farmer, general, O.A., 61.

                          Mable H., wife, -, -, f, w, 42, m, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, she & parents b. Mich., yes,                              none.
                          Vernon, son, -, -, m, w, 18, s, -, -, -, yes, yes, yes, b. *Mich., parents b. Mich.,                                   yes, none.
          Weydemeyer, Warren, father-in-law & partner, m, w, 72, Wd, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b. Mich.,                                     parents b. NJ, yes, none.
                                  Philetus, R., X, -, -, m, w, 81, Wd, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, he & parents b. NJ,                                           yes, none,
           Johnson, Matilda R., mother, -, -, f, w, 75, Wd, Un, Un, -, -, yes, yes, b. Canada, LC, f. b. England, English, m. b. England, English, yes, none.

Resides Pioneer Road.

  • obvious mistake by census taker – well documented he was born in Montana.


    When G. A. Striffler, who has just reached his 81st milestone in life's journey, read recently about the old ferry S. S. Algomah being retired from active service and being now used as a part of a breakwater at Mackinaw City, he recalled to mind that he crossed the Straits of Mackinaw on the Algomah on May 1, 1888.  It was on the "up" trip Mr. Striffler made when he started working in the lumber woods in the Upper Peninsula.  The Algomah was then seven years old.  Henry Ford, as a mechanic's apprentice, helped install the engines in the boat back in 1881 when she was built in Detroit. 
    Mr. Striffler was employed by the firm of Weydemeyer & Work.  Members of the firm were Warren and P. R. Weydemeyer, Wilson Kane, and King Work, names familiar to pioneer residents of this community.  These early residents of Cass City had purchased timber land on the Escanaba River and Mrs. Warren Weydemeyer and her 12-year-old daughter, Mabel, were the camp cooks. 
    "When we stopped at Negaunee on the trip to the woods, King Work and I went to see an iron mine," Mr. Striffler remarked.  "The mine shaft was about five feet in diameter and as King Work glanced down the hole, he remarked, 'I wouldn't work down there for $5 a day.'  A big Swede, standing by, replied, 'I'd like to get a job there at $1.50 a day.'  That, of course, was 59 years ago." 

From a newspaper clipping from an unidentified newspaper found in Mabel Johnston's Bible.

HISTORY: Weydemeyer name information: Weydemeyer or Weidemeyer is a name that originated from a farmer with a large pasture or a meadow, the Meyer standing for farmer. SOURCE: George Luhrs, Prodigy ID CDPK80A.


    In the name of God, Amen.
    I, Helen M. Johnston, of Toledo, Oregon, being of sound mind and memory, being mindful of the uncertainty of human life, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
    First:  I direct that my executors hereinafter named pay all my debts, if any, and the costs and expenses of my last sickness and funeral expenses.
    Second:  I give, devise and bequeath unto my sons, Harry W. Johnston and Vernon W. Johnston, share and share alike, all of the residue and remainder of my property, real and personal, of which I shall die ceased or possessed subject to the payment of my debts, funeral expenses, and the cost and expenses of the administration of my estate.
    Third:  I nominate and appoint Harry W. Johnston and Vernon W. Johnston executors of this, my last will and testament, and I direct that they be not required to furnish any bond or undertaking.
    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14 day of April, 1943.

/s/ Helen M. Johnston

    The foregoing instrument consisting of one single sheet of paper type-written on one side, was on the    day of April, 1943, signed, sealed, published and declared by said Helen M. Johnston, the testatrix therein, named to be her last will and testament in the presence of us, and each of us, and we, each of us, then and there at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other, subscribed our names thereunto as witnesses.
    /s/ Aileen McCluskey     Adress:  Toledo, Oregon
    /s/ Marjorie Allan            Adress:  Toledo, Oregon 

BURIAL: Data from copy of funeral services.

BURIAL: "Johnston, Helen M (1877-1960))" Toledo Pioneer Cemetery, Toledo, Oregon