"Life was hard for Lambert" Weisenberger family story
In the 1910 Census I find Lambert living with his mother in Maryville, Mo, all the other children have moved away by this time ,Lambert falls in love with a young lady named Lennie Elizabeth Blacketer,daughter of Samuel Blacketer and Mary Martha Funderburg,Lambert and Lennie were a very happy couple,things were going good for them. They decided to move up to Wyoming,Casper Wyoming had alot of jobs at this time,its where LeRoy Lambert Weisenberger was born 28 Aug 1912,Elizabeth Katherine was born in 24 Aug 1914,Leon O. was born 12 Dec 1916 ,Maybelle Elizabeth was born 10 Oct 1918,and Louis A. was born 10 May 1922,times were happy for the family of Lambert and Lennie.Dec was coming and kids were excided about Christmas,it was the 22th of Dec.1922 and life was grand,lennie was taking care of her baby,smiling at her and enjoying the love she had for her newborn baby,she had a sharp pain in her chest,and died that night.
After Lennie was buried Lambert had to think about the kids,People back in Maryville were offering to help him with the kids,LeRoy was only 10 yrs old and the baby only 7 month's old Lambert took off for Maryville Missouri.He didnt like what he was about to do.LeRoy was left with Bert Hiatt's home ,Elizabeth was left at Katherine Yehle home,Leon & Maybelle were left at St Mary's church in maryville,Louis was adopted out,and Lambert went back to his job in Casper Wyo.This had to be hard on him,due to the times. All the kids moved back to Wyoming to be around there father Lambert,all but Louis,Louis had married and had trouble with his life,he was a drinking man,shot himself in the head while talking to his wife. Lambert was having a good life now,all his children were around him,I have alot of pictures of them on alot of hunting trips in Wyoming.I was born in casper Wyo.,so I know what they liked about the country. Lambert never married again.I remember Lambert coming to my fathers funeral in park city Kansas ,a very proud man,he made us smile alot,that was in 1956,Grandpa returned to Wyoming and later passed away in casper Wyoming in 1958,and is buried by his loving wife Lennie. His Grandson Leon L Johnson