Friday, August 1, 2014

Agnes Weber... Born 114 Years Ago

Today would be the 114th birthday of a very special lady... Agnes Weber. Aunt Agnes was a delightful lady, who was an important part of the family for over 90 years. When reminiscing with other relatives, an Aunt Aggie story will inevitably come up.
Agnes Weber as a baby

Agnes Mary Weber was born August 1, 1900 in Livingston County, Illinois (near Fairbury). She was the 4th child and 3rd daughter of William & Jacobina (Krumholz) and when she was about three or four years old the family moved to Martin County, Minnesota where Agnes grew up and attended school. In 1922 she moved into Fairmont with her family, where they operated an oil and gas station.

From 1927 to 1930 she lived in Fond du Lac, WI where she worked at a J.C. Penney store. After returning to Fairmont, she began working at the J.C. Penney store there, where eventually she became the manager of the drapery department... until retiring in 1965. After the death of her Father in 1932, she remained in the home of her Mother and helped care for her in her later years.

She continued living in Fairmont, and in 1989 entered the Lutz Wing Nursing Home. 

Visiting her in the 1990's, she was always excited to have a visit from "one of Lizzie's"... Lizzie being her oldest sister- Elizabeth, my Great-Grandmother. She would insist we go down the hallway and get her brother Frank, as he would also want to "see one of Lizzie's"... and we'd have coffee and a chat in the day room. 
Agnes Weber with her mother Jacobina
and brother Charles & niece Lois Ann
Agnes in April 1996

Agnes passed away peacefully on October 5, 1996, at the age of 96 years. She was buried near her parents in the Calvary Cemetery in Fairmont. 

Aunt Aggie was a special lady, and we have many fond memories of her. I remember her sweet demeanor and her excitement for spending time with the family of her sister who had been gone for over 60 years.


  1. What a lovely tribute, somewhere Aunt Aggie is smiling.

    1. Thanks, Ellie. She was a lovely woman... and I do like to think that she's smiling!