Biography - W Wesner

Dr. W. A. WESNER, druggist, Butler, was born in Indiana February 27, 1851, and emigrated to Montgomery County in 1874. His father was Jacob WESNER, born in North Carolina in 1800, and died in 1860; his mother, Elizabeth (KILLIAM) WENER, born in 1806, and dying in 1857. They had eleven children. Our subject, after his education in the schools of his county, when to farming, and then in the restaurant business. In 1872-73, he attended medical lectures at Indianapolis, and, after finishing his course, located first at Nokomis, Montgomery Co., Ill., and remained one year practicing medicine, and in drug business. He moved to Butler in 1878, where he has a large and remunerative business in the drug line, it being the only establishment of its kind in that town. March 29, 1876, he married Mary J. PHILLIPS, born in Montgomery County, Ill., in 1860, and three children have been born to them - Glen Allen, Donard Clayton and Iva Leena. He is a member of the Lutheran Church, an Odd Fellow and a Democrat.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 206.

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