Herman Phillip Weyland was born on New Year's Day, 1860, the fourth child of
Louis and Katherine Weyland. He was the only one of their ten children to be
given a distinctively German first name. As a toddler, he was called Harry, but the
nickname didn't stick. After having learned the family trade, he moved to Tipton,
Missouri and established himself as a successful wagon-maker in that part of the
On October 29, 1884, he married Ida May Wilson, a comely young woman of
good family, originally from Ohio. Her early ancestors had come to America from
Scotland. During the late 1700's, they carved out a homestead in the forests of
Washington County, in far western Pennsylvania. Shortly after 1800, when the
lands west of Fort Pitt (now Pittsburgh) were opened to white settlement, Ida
May's ancestors had moved west and settled in the Ohio Territory, near Millbrook.
After the couple's marriage, Herman's business thrived and he and Ida May
purchased a comfortable house, there in Tipton. They raised six children.
Herman Phillip Weyland
1860 - 1934
Ida May Weyland
1860 - 1929
Herman (center) in front of his Tipton carriage works
The family, posed in front of their home in Tipton, Missouri, circa 1907
From left: Louis Reed, Kenneth, Margaret and Martha, Gertrude, Ida May,
Ida May, with Dock and Gertrude
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