c. 1868 - 1939
|Mrs. C. J. Weimers was a woman of many lovely traits of character. As a young woman she was interested in the sick and troubled of her city and community. No doubt, it was through her service to the sick and afflicted that she met the Reverend C. J. Weimers, then a young Methodist minister in the City of New Orleans. They were happily married in the year 1885 but their contemplated happiness and usefulness were cut short because Brother Weimers, in ministering to the sick during the Yellow Fever epidemic of the next year, contracted the dread disease and died.
Mrs. Weimers lived many years after her husband’s death and always kept the memory of him enshrined in her heart. She was a true lover and sweetheart unto the end.
She established her home in Bogalusa where she became the mother unto her brother’s children. She not only gave them shelter but those things of vaster value. She sent them out into the world with a desire to help build the Kingdom of God.
During her last days she lived alone but always with a forward look. She was her pastor’s friend and as long as her health permitted attended the services of the Church. Mrs. Weimers died during the early part of this year. Her funeral services were conducted from the Carrollton Avenue Methodist Church, in New Orleans, the only church her husband ever served as pastor, the service being conducted by Rev. E. C. Gunn, Presiding Elder of the New Orleans District.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 115, 1939, by H. M. Johnson|