Some history of Johnson County-Western Missouri. Thanks to McClure Archives at UCM, Trails Regional Library and JOCOMO Historical for sharing and preserving our history. JCHS Board of Directors
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Don Daugherty Secretary,
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July 10, 2017
1920 Henry Weigand Born 1951 Tom Weigand Baby Pictures
The Simmons Studio collection of negatives in the basement of the Johnson County Historical Society contains this envelope addressed to Henry Weigand.
Weigand family members have been prominent farmers in Johnson County for a long time. Except for answering his country's call during W.W. II, Henry farmed all of his life near Centerview.
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Oct 25 2002 - Laurine Frances Weigand, 78, Centerview, died Thursday, October 24, 2002, at Ridgecrest Nursing Center in Warrensburg. She was born December 8, 1923, in Warrensburg, the daughter of Lawrence Cleland and Ola Freeman Cleland. She was a 1941 Warrensburg High School graduate, worked at North American Aviation Co. in Kansas City and was a farm wife. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg and Burning Bush Fellowship at the church, former member of Houts Chapel Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid, member of Glendale Extension Club. She had volunteered many times for the 4-H Club, Meals On Wheels and the Chilhowee Fair. On March 20, 1948, in Warrensburg, she married Henry Weigand, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Betty Weigand, Cameron, and Peggy Dameron and husband Eric, Chilhowee; a son Tom Weigand and wife Diane, Centerview; seven grandchildren; two half-brothers, Gary and Don Cleland, Toledo, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 27, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Burial will follow in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The envelope contained baby pictures of Henry and Laurine's son, Tom.
During the award ceremony at the Chilhowee football game, Montsanto representative Charlie Blaylock presents the $10,000 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education to district representatives, Principal Joe Murphy; FFA President Makayla Skidmore; farmers Diane Weigand, Tom Weigand and Cole Shackleford; Blaylock; past FFA President Jordyan Bentley; and agriculture teacher Melanie Snook.
The Weigands have maintained a generational presence in Johnson County for more than a century.