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Emery D. Weimer, who has been in business and a progressive figure in the civic affairs of the Upper Peninsula for some forty years, is a widely known lumberman and a dealer in real estate, especially timber lands, at Ludington. He was born in Kent county, Michigan, on the 4th of February, 1856, and his father, G. Weimer, who was a pioneer of that section, is also a resident of Ludington. The son spent his boyhood at Ionia and when twelve years of age he came to Ludington, where he was educated in the common schools, afterwards going to Grand Rapids and pursuing a business course in a college there.

Mr. Weimer's first practical experience in the business and the lumber world was an employee of D. L. Filer, manufacturers of lumber at Ludington, and he soon became so well posted that he found work with various companies as a lumber inspector. He was actively and continuously engaged in that field from 1881 to 1900, when he permanently located at Ludington. He is not only largely interested in timber lands and lumber enterprises in upper Michigan, but has important interests on the Pacific coast, being secretary of a timber company whose lands

are in California, and is one of the directors of the Detroit-Vancouver Timber Company, whose holdings lie along the Columbia river.

Mr. Weimer has been active in politics and public affairs for many years, and is one of the best known Democrats in the Upper Peninsula. He has served as treasurer of the city of Ludington for four successive terms; has been alderman of the Second ward and county superivsor; has been active as a member of the school board and on the Democratic committees of the city, county and congressional district, having been honored with the chairmanship of the county organization. As to his standing in Masonry, it is sufficient to mention that he has reached the thirty-second degree of that order.

Married in 1883 to Miss Mamie W. McAllister, daughter of Ephraim and Mahala McAllister, Mr. Weimer has become the father of two daughters and a son, viz: Bessie May; Gertrude, now the wife of P. W. Kehlet, of Los Angeles, California; and Emery D., Jr., who is at home.

A history of northern Michigan and its people, Volume 2 By Perry Francis Powers, Harry Gardner Cutler


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