John William Wiegman was a tinsmith. In the 1870 census he was living in Havana, Illinois and working as a Tinner. In 1880 John and his wife, Ella [Elmira Hayden Ross] were living in Harvard, Nebraska and John was listed as working with Hardware and Tinware. Twenty years later in 1900, he was listed as a Hilio [?] Stove and Tin Dealer and two of his sons were listed as Tinners. By 1910 John had a hardware business and he was listed as the owner. In the 1920 census, the last one he was listed in, John was listed as a Tinner with his own shop.
For more information on tinsmiths, see wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinsmith.
Does anyone know what a Hilio Stove was?
U.S. federal census. Year: 1870; Location: Havana, Mason, Illinois; p. 76A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1880; Location: Harvard, Clay, Nebraska; e.d. 078, p. 745.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1900; Location: Miami, Logan, Ohio; e.d. 0117, p. 11A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1910; Location: Miami, Logan, Ohio; e.d. 0138, p. 5B.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1920; Location: Miami, Logan, Ohio; e.d. 198, p. 6A.