Leonard Maxwell Wiegman (1897-1971)

Leonard Maxwell Wiegman was born on 30 May 1897 in De Graff, Logan, Ohio to John William and Elmira Hayden (Ross) Wiegman. He was three years old for the 1900 census and thirteen and in school for the census in 1910.

Leonard’s name does not show up in the city directories in Norwalk with the other family members, however, he was inducted into the army there. On 3 September 1918, he was inducted in Norwalk and was in the Depot Brigade until his honorable discharge on 30 Jan 1919.

Leonard married Ruth Nellie Bevier on 12 October 1921 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Ruth was the daughter of Charles and Ida (Buckingham) Bevier and born on 19 July 1896 in Plymouth, Richland, Ohio.

In the 1930 census, Leonard was working as a draftsman in an auto factory. He and his wife, Ruth, had two daughters, Marjorie and Maxine. By the 1940 census, Leonard, Ruth, and their daughters were living with Ruth’s father, Charles, in Richmond, Ohio. Leonard was listed as drafting as an Architect.

Leonard Maxwell Wiegman died on 12 November 1971 in Ravenna, Portage, Ohio at the age of 74. Ruth (Bevier) Wiegman died in December of 1986. They were buried together in Restland Cemetery in Brimfield, Portage, Ohio.

Leonard and Ruth had the following children:

  • Marjorie E. Wiegman, born 31 August 1923 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio and died 22 January 2016 in Shelby, Richland, Ohio.
  • Maxine Alicia Wiegman was born 2 October 1925 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio and she died 27 March 2002.

Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003, database with images. FamilySearch.org. Citing De Graff, Logan, Ohio, FHL film 534,832. Lenard Maxwell Weigman, 30 May 1897.

Service Records: Connecticut Men and Women in the Armed Forces of the United States During World War I, 1917-1920, Vol. 1. (New Haven, Connecticut: Office of the Adjutant General State Armory, 1941), 625; digital images, Internet Archive (http://archive.org: accessed March 2017).

Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, database online. FamilySearch.org. Leonard M. Wiegman/Ruth Bevier, marriage, 12 October 1921.

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: 1930; Location: Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio; e.d. 0690, p. 2A.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1940; Location: Richmond, Huron, Ohio; e.d. 39-31, p. 9A.

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, database online. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio. Volume 20681, certificate no. 087152, Leonard M. Wiegman.

Leonard M. Wiegman, Memorial #67992378, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.

Ruth B. Wiegman, Memorial #67992372, database and images online. Find-A-Grave.com.


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