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Name Weddel, Luella (Mather), 1907-2004
Born 1907
Father Mather, Daniel E., 1862-1926
Mother Mather, Augusta (McGregor), 1865-1953
Notes Augusta and Daniel Mather were Luella's adoptive parents. Her birth parents were Oliver K. and Estella Lillian (Blue) Miles. She and her brothers were put up for adoption after Estella's death in 1911.
Spouse Weddel, Cecil A., 1903-1982
Children Caplan, Bonnie (Weddel), 1931-
Deceased 2004

Associated Records

Image of RG1079.AM - RG1079 Weddel Family

RG1079.AM - RG1079 Weddel Family

This collection consists of five items in two series: 1) Reminiscences, 1978, 1989, and 1997; and 2) Biographical Materials, 2004. The materials document the memories and lives of Weddel family members. The Reminiscences of Series One were written by C.A. Weddel, Luella Weddel, and Bonnie (Weddel) Caplan. C.A. Weddel's "A Few Vignettes of the Past" was written for his daughter in 1978. Weddel writes about his family history, his schooling, and what growing up in Arcadia, Nebraska, was like during the 1910s and early 1920s. He recalls Chautauqua appearances, the celebration of Armistice Day in 1918, the Spanish Influenza, the appearance of "Mother" Bloor in Loup City during the Depression a