Philip J. Weber. - One of the recognized business men of Canal Winchester is Philip J. Weber, who has successfully
engaged in the general mercantile business here for almost half a century. He was born at Canal Winchester, December
6, 1856, the son of Peter and Mary (Hahn) Weber.
Both Peter Weber and his wife were natives of Germany. They emigrated to the United States in about 1853 and settled
at Canal Winchester, where Mr. Weber followed his trade as a shoemaker. For many years he owned and operated the
town's only boot shop. He and his wife are deceased and are buried in Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester. Their
children were: Lena, Adam, and Eliza, all deceased; Henry, retired, lives at Columbus; John, lives at Beaumont,
Texas; Kate and Emma, deceased; and Philip J., the subject of this sketch.
Philip J. Weber has always lived at Canal Winchester. He attended the public and high schools and at the age of
fourteen years learned the shoemaker's trade while in the employ of Philip Games. In 1884 Mr. Weber, in partnership
with his brother, Adam, engaged in the general mercantile business. The partnership was dissolved by the latter's
death in 1897, but the business has continued to the present time with Philip J. Weber as proprietor.
Mr. Weber married Miss Irene Crouse, of Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Daniel Crouse, a native of Ohio. To Mr.
and Mrs. Weber were born two sons; Earl, who died in 1897; and Adam Delbert, who died in 1900.
In politics Mr. Weber is independent. He attends the David Reform Church of Canal Winchester, and is affiliated
with the Masonic Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He served as a member of the city council for twenty
years and for a period of twenty one years was a trustee of Union Grove Cemetery Association.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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