Wehmeyer family of Moundville

The Henry August Wehmeyer family lived east of Moundville. They first appear in Vernon County in the 1870 census when they lived in Drywood Township. Henry was age 35. His wife was incorrectly listed as Irene, age 34. Also were listed were five month old twins, John and Annie.

The 1880 Vernon County Census lists the family in Moundville Township:

In the census, August was listed as a Blacksmith and Farrier.

That same year, his wife died. Records for Bickett Cemetery list the grave of "Arinna" Weymeyer, February 9, 1836 - December 10, 1880.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule is the only part of the census for that year that remains. The Moundville Township listing shows Henry Wehmeyer as having served as a private from 1861 - 1864 in the 6th Indiana Artillery.

The 1900 Census Moundville, MO shows Henry, children and spouse #2, Caroline C. It told that they had been married eleven years. That census also showed that henry had immigrated to the US in 1854.

Caroline Wehmeyer is listed as buried at Avola Cemetery, dates, September 20, 1840 - January 22, 1901.

By 1910, Henry was living in Denison, TX with son in-law Posie L. Brown and daughter Anna Maria. He was 85 by 1920 and still living with Posie and Anna in Sherman, TX.

Henry Wehmeyer died October 15, 1927. His grave is marked with a military marker in Fairview Cemetery in Denison, Grayson County, Texas.

Wehmeyer Bluffs are located east of Moundville. We assume that the Bluffs may have been named for this family.

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