On this day, 127 years ago (1891) in Norfolk, Madison Co, Nebraska, my great grandparents, Lemuel Weaver and Effie Clarissa Lee were married. [The above are their wedding day portrait photographs] Lemuel was the son of Goodliff Weaver (born Gottlieb Weber) and Anne Lane and was born on 26 August 1857 in Perry Co, Ohio. Effie was the daughter of Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks and was born on 3 August 1859 in Southfield, Oakland Co, Michigan. Grandmother Weaver was in Nebraska living with her aunt, Minerva Jenks Barnes Bolton.
Family lore is that both Grandfather and Grandmother Weaver were working in the local asylum which immediately was modified to they “met and married in an insane asylum” . Soon after they were married, they moved to Columbus, Ohio, where their son, Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver was born in 1893. The family then relocated to Michigan. For a time they were living with Grandmother Weaver’s parents, Charles and Esther Lee in the house built by Grandmother Lee’s father, Morris Jenks.