Name: Kate Weirauch 1
Father: John Weirauch
Mother: Emma Bordner b: in Fulton Co., Il.
Francis M. Love b: 12 MAR 1865 in Sangamon Co., Il.
SEP 1899 1
1908 HISTORY OF FULTON COUNTY ILLINOIS
LOVE, Francis M., Postmaster of Lewistown, Ill., has given efficient servi ce in his present position since 1898, has had several years’ experien ce in the Government employ at Washington and is an influential Republic an leader in county politics. He was born in Sangamon County, Ill., Mar ch 12, 1865, and when quite young was left an orphan. He passed his ear ly life upon a farm and in attending the district schools of Fulton Count y, locating at Lewistown as a grocery clerk in 1887. Later he was employ ed on the “Lewistown Lance,” a weekly paper, published by Jesse Heylin.
In 1890 Mr. Love began his official career by becoming a clerk in t he Census Bureau at Washington, holding that position for about two year s, resigning to accept a position in the Lewistown postoffice und er R. E. Griffith. This clerkship he retained from September, 1891, unt il 1894, serving during the following two years as Assessor of Lewistown T ownship and City Treasurer of Lewistown. During the year 1897 and the ear ly part of 1898 he worked on the “Lewistown Republican.” On April 1, 189 8, President McKinley appointed him to his present position, to which he w as reappointed in 1902 by President Roosevelt, and again for his third te rm in 1906.
In September, 1899, Postmaster Love was united in marriage with Mi ss Kate Weirauch, whose father was a former prominent business man of Lewi stown, and her mother (a daughter of Jonathan Bordner) a member of o ne of the honored pioneer families of Fulton County. Mrs. Love served as A ssistant Postmaster for eight years, retiring from the postoffice in 190 6. She takes an interest in society and club life. Mr. and Mrs. Love ha ve one child, an infant daughter.
For a number of years past Mr. Love has been a member of the Republic an County Central committee, and is also a member of the Republican Congre ssional Committee. He still retains a connection with journalism, being t he local correspondent for the “Chicago Tribune,” “New York World” and t he “St. Louis Globe-Democrat,” and is fraternally affiliated with t he K. of P. and M. W. A.
- Daughter Love b: ABT 1907
- Title: 1908 History of Fulton County Illinois