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Gertrude Lamae Frances Warf Wever: W O W!
Posted by: Sherry Lentz (ID *****7128) Date: October 03, 2011 at 16:06:35
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Hi Dan, Vashti Faye Wever was my grandmother, I was googling her name and I came across a book that was recently published about a young school teacher in Iowa, the book contains a series of letters that the young school teacher wrote to her family describing her every day life. In her letters she tells about the family that she lived with as a boarder. The family name was Wever, George Wallace Wever and his wife Vashti Wever.

"While teaching in Tennant, she first boarded with the Wever family. A farmer G.W. Wever, and his wife Vashti, along with their children Adelbert (Bert) and Ida. The Wever family is listed in the 1900 federal Census and the family also shows up again on the 1905 state census with two more children: Girtie (Gertrude) and Lee."

The name of the book is: An Iowa Schoolma'am: Letters of Elizabeth "Bess" Corey, 1904-1908 By Philip L. Gerber, Charlotte M. Wright Published April 2011

Google Books has a preview online.
I know very little about my grandmothers family, Just that her mothers name was Gertrude and she was adopted when she was a young girl, her fathers name was Adelbert Wever.
If the Wevers in the letters are my great, great grandparents "W O W" what a treasure! The letters were written when Gertie was 13 or 14 years old, just after she was adopted by the Wevers. I ordered the book, I can't wait to read it! Please let me know what you think!

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