Frank Weber Mora County, New Mexico

Frank Weber, deceased, was born in Germany, and when a young man came, in 1847, when United States, being led hither by a spirit of adventure. He remained in New Orleans, working at his trade, until 1848, when he enlisted in the United States army. The following year he was sent to New Mexico and was stationed first at Santa Fe and later at Fort Union, as a sergeant. At the close of his army service, in 1851, he engaged in business at what was then called Golondrines, now Weber, where he conducted a general merchandise store and also was interested in ranching. He was one of the first men in his locality to plant fruit trees and he gave considerable attention to fruit culture. In 1874 he sold his store and turned his attention to the brewery business, which he continued up to 1883, after which his whole time was devoted to farming. He died at his homestead April 15, 1892.

Through Mr. Weber's influence a number of Germans came to this country, made homes and prospered in New Mexico. Each year, for several years, he met and conducted wagon trains to his locality.

Here, in 1856, Mr. Weber married Miss Gregoria Landoval, a native of Taos County, New Mexico. Of the six children of this union, three, Henry, John and Joseph, are deceased; Emma is the wife of E. H. Biernbaum, of Mora County, and Thomas and Fred reside at Weber.


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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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