Jacob Malin Weiler was born January 2, 1874, the sixth child of Joseph Weiler and Mary Adelaide Chaffin, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His grandparents were Joseph Weiler and Annie Marie Malin, and Louis R. Chaffin and Sarah Marie Cassett.
As a normal, healthy, and strong boy he attended school and when fourteen years of age he became an employee of the post office, and at the age of nineteen was called to a full time mission to Germany. He was instrumental in converting many to the gospel and in helping them come to Zion.
After remaining abroad for three years he returned to Salt Lake City and became associated with the State Bank of Utah. He remained with that institution for many years.
Lillian Susannah Nicholson Weiler
On April 14, 1897, Jacob took unto himself a wife, Lillian Susannah Nicholson. Lillian was born to John Nicholson and Miranda Cutler on February 20, 1873 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jacob and Lillian were married in the Salt Lake Temple, and there sealed for time and all eternity. This couple were the parents of two wonderful children, Grant Nicholson Weiler, born July 23, 1898, and Nellie Weiler born November 2, 1908.
Most of their married life was spent at 830 Ashton Avenue, in Forest Dale Ward. He was always active in church work and never was a man to shirk his many duties. He was sustained as the Ward Clerk and then as a Councilor to Bishop Woodruff.
Jacob was loved by all who knew him. His kindness and generosity to his neighbors and friends was something that cannot be described.
His hobby was raising flowers, and what a beautiful flower garden had. The flowers were given to the ward, the sick and afflicted and those that needed comforting. He even planted flowers in the yards of widows and others.
From the Forest Dale Ward paper the “Family Circle” dated May 22, 1920, it states:
“The MIA perhaps have felt more than any other organization the strength and loyalty and friendship of Brother Weiler. We are thankful for having been privileged to know his true worth. The interests of the MIA were his interest, its progress dear to him and every member loves hi.”
Another incident in the “Family Circle” was when a widow’s home burned to the ground. Brother Weiler went to see her and then reported the conditions to the Bishop. “What shall we do,” asked the Bishop. “Do” said Brother Weiler. “Why not build her another home.” Within a week, through Brother Weilers’ efforts, the widow was in her new home.
Brother Weiler became ill with rheumatoid arthritis sometime before his passing. During that time he suffered untold misery but had the comforting love of his wife, his children, and his many, many, neighbors and friends. He left this mortal existence December 31, 1921, and was buried in Salt Lake City January 3, 1922.
His wife Lillian, lived to see fourteen grandchildren and a few great grand children. She passed away December 12, 1950 and is buried next to her husband, awaiting the resurrection of the dead and eternal life together.
Great, Great, Grandfather of Nellie Weiler Brown
Elijah Malin was born on February 1 1774 at Willistown, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He married Catherine Essex on March 19 1797 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Catherine Essex [Essick or Essig] was born January 31, 1779 in Vincent Township, Pennsylvania. She died January 10, 1799  in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Elijah Malin and Catherine Essex Malin had ten children:
Thomas Malin b. 1750, Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania; d. 1818, West Nantville, Chester, Pennsylvania; d. 1818 West Nantville, Chester, PA
Sidney Ann Malin b. 20 Oct 1800 Vincent Township, PA; d. 22 Dec 1817 West Nantville, Chester, PA
Anna Maria Malin b. 28 Mar 1802 West Nantmull, Chester, PA; ; married Jacob Weiler; d. 10 Oct 1865 SLC, UT.
Sarah Malin b. 10 Jan 1804, Vincent Township, PA; d. 20 Mar 1858 SLC, UT
Nancy Malin b. 9 Nov 1806 Vincent Township, PA; d. 8 Dec 1856.
Elijah Malin, Jr. b. 11 Mar 1808 West Nantmill, Chester, PA; d. 5 May 1849 St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.
Levi B. Malin b. 11 May 1811 Nantmeal, Chester, PA; d. 2 Jan 1894 Chester, PA
Samuel Malin b. 29 Jun 1813 Harmony, Chester, PA; 29 Jun 1893 Hoytsville, Summit County, Utah.
Rudolph Malin b. 15 Aug 1815 Nantmeal, Chester, PA; d. 1820 West Nantville, Chester, PA.
Eliza Ann Malin b. 24 Mar 1820 Nantmeal, Chester, PA; d. 10 Jul 1889 SLC, UT
Elijah was apparently baptized in 1840 and was endowed in the Nauvoo Temple on December 18 1845.
Malin home was built on the west side of Durphy (Highway 96) between Mulholland
and White streets. Non-existent two-story brick home.
|Jacob Weiler was born on March 14, 1808 in Lancaster County, Tennessee (or PA). He was baptized on March 16, 1840 by Lorenzo D. Barnes. He moved to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1841, and was expelled from Illinois together with the rest of the Mormon Saints in 1846. Having spent the winter of 1846-1847 at Winter Quarters, he went to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847 as one of the original pioneers under the leadership of Brigham Young.
Jacob married Anna Maria Malin on the 12th of August 1830 at Lancester,PA. They had five children: John Weiler, Catherine Weiler, Joseph Weiler, Elijah Malin Weiler b. 1839, and Lydia Ann Weiler
Jacob Weiler was the second bishop to serve in the Third Ward in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died at his home on March 24, 1896. At the time of his death the Deseret News wrote: "Jacob Weiler departed this life at an advanced age, and with a record of good deeds that will cause his name to be held in honorable remembrance from generation to generation. Jacob Weiler was one of Utah's pioneers, one of the first to enter Great Salt Lake valley in July, 1847. He was a member of the fourth ten of the Pioneer band. From early life he has been an indefatigable worker, and this characteristic was a marked feature of his labors in the Church capacity. For nearly forty years he presided over the Third Ward of this city, having been called to the office of Bisop in 1856, and was deeply beloved by his flock. Not long since, owing to his advanced years, the Ward received another Bishop, while Brother
Weiler was ordained to the office of Patriarch. He goes down to the grave full of years and good works, and with the love of his associates and the esteem of all who knew him. His going is the departure of another of those noble souls who composed Utah's pioneer band, and whose numbers are now thinned to a very few. Indeed, that we still have the privilege of gazing upon."
Elijah Malin Weiler is the uncle of Jacob Malin Weiler
Elijah Malin Weiler
|Jacob Weiler and Anna Marie Malin's son Elijah Malin Weiler was born on April 18, 1839 at Chester County, PA. In 1831 he went with his parents to Nauvoo, Illinois. Elijah emigrated with his parents to Salt Lake valley in 1847 with his mother, his father having crossed the plains ahead with the original pioneers. The family moved into the Third Ward in 1848. Elijah was ordained a Seventy in 1849 by Levi Savage. In 1862 he served as a volunteer under Lot Smith and in 1863 he crossed the plains as a night herder under Captain John M. Woolley. He married the daughte of Charles Crismon, Emily Prescinda Crismon on Dec. 24, 1864.
During the Blackhawk War in 1865 he did active military service in Colonel Heber Pl Kimball's command. Two years later he was called to settle on the Muddy (now in Nevada) as a missionary settler. In an early day Bro. Weiler became a member of the firm of Crismon and Weiler, Contractors, and he assisted in building many of the railroad lines in Utah. In 1873 he was elected county commissioner in Salt Lake County and he served in that capacity for about fifteen years. He married his second wife, Agnes Bolto in 1887. In 1897 he was elected a member of the Salt Lake City Council.
Elijah MalinWeiler was truly a pioneer and had done his share of "killing snakes and building bridges". He followed farming and contracting most of his time in life, and was also engaged in mining, being vice president, director, and secretary of one of the principal mines in Utah. He is the father of 17 children.
"The year 1868 was known throughout the Rocky Mountain region as "the big railroad year". The screech of the Union Pacific locomotive was heard upon the plains, and the great road was soon to penetrate the everlasting hills. Prominent Utah men contracted to build about two hundred miles of track, but were unable to proceed until supplies could be brought from the terminus of the Union Pacific, way off in the plains of Wyoming. The spring was wet and backward. The mountain streams, during the break, became raging torrents. Toll roads, toll bridges and ferries were so numerous along the route that it would have bankrupted the ordinary freighter to patronize them all. Before winter was fairly over the old-time freighters hitched up teams and made a break for the railroad terminus some five hundred miles away to the east of Salt Lake City. There were upwards of three hundred teams in the company owned by George Crismon, Charles Crismon, Elijah Malin Weiler, David H. Cannon, William Streeper, Samuel McIntyre, William McIntyre, Riley Judd, Quince Knowlton, William H. Hooper, Heber P. Kimball, David P. Kimball, and others. Each company traveled under the supervision of a wagon boss or captain. Most of the drivers were experienced western men, not afraid of anything and in endurance as tough as the proverbial boiled owl.
About the first of May they started on their perilous journey. All went well until they reached Coalville, where one of the boys came near losing his life. Chalk Creek was overflowing its banks and had cut a deep channel around the bridge. As he was fording this dangerous place, his saddle animal lost its footing and away they went down stream. Had it not been for timely aid, he and his outfit soon would have been floating over the briny waters of the inland sea...." --Solomon F. Kimball, The Improvement Era Vol. XIII May 1910, No. 7, pages 596-607.
Anthony Morelos Brown's wife is Nellie Weiler Brown daughter of Jacob Malin Weiler who is the son of Joseph Weiler who is the son of Jacob Weiler and Anna Maria Malin who is the daughter of Elijah Malin, 1774.
PAF - Archer files = Orson Pratt Brown + Martha Diana Romney > Anthony "Tony" Morelos Brown + Nellie Weiler < Jabob Malin Weiler + Lillian Susannah Nicholson.
Leona Brown Olsen < dau. of Anthony "Tony" Morelos Brown and Nellie Weiler.
Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A compilation of biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By Andrew Jenson, Assistant Church Historian. Vol. 1. Published by the Andrew Jenson History Company, and Printed by the Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1901. Pages 601-604. C J54 la v.1 61795 January 5, 1901.
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