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Henry Joseph Weigand

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 292 - 293

Henry Joseph Weigand, of Sheboygan, President of the Board of Public Works of that place, is a native of New York City, his birth having occurred February 9, 1855. His father, Vincent Weigand, emigrated to the United States from Werbach, Baden, Germany, in 1854, and located in the city where the subject of this sketch was born. In 1858 the family removed to Milwaukee, where the father died in 1875.

H. J. Weigand continued in that city until 1877, when he came to Sheboygan. In his business he is assisted by his brother Emil. Since the father's death the family has consisted of two sons and a daughter. The mother and the remainder of the family removed to the Chair City in 1882, and all are still residents of that city.

Mr. Weigand is one of the representative citizens of Sheboygan. Immediately preceding his election as a member of the Board of Public Works, he served two years as Alderman. In his political views, in national affairs, Mr. Weigand is a Democrat. Locally, he supports such men as he thinks will best represent the interests of his town and county.

Our subject is prominently connected with various civic and social orders, as the Sons of Herman; Order of Druids; of Harugari Lodge No. 517; the Odd Fellows' Encampment; and of the Patriarchal Circle. He resides on the south side of the city of Sheboygan, his general business being that of keeping a saloon at No. 1113 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Mr. Weigand, as stated, is President of the Board of Public Works, and has been a member of that body since 1887, the efficiency of that board being largely due to his labor and influence.

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