Parents:John William Weidner, born June 24, 1851, Marion Co. Iowa, to Thomas Jefferson Weidner aka Jefferson Thomas Weidner, and his first wife, Elizabeth Caroline Fowler Weidner.--Thomas Jefferson Weidner, born Sept. 1823, Clark Co. Ind. to William and Frances "Fanny" Kenyon Weidner.---Their daughter,Mary Ann Weidner Rusk Ellis, Montgomery Co. Ind. census, gives Pa. as the birthplace of her Father, William Weidner, and Va. as the birthplace of her Mother, Frances Kenyon Weidner.--(This couple died Morgan Co. Ind.) Parents of Mary Catherine Rogers Weidner, were Elias Rogers and Elizabeth Fox Rogers, who are buried near Concordia, Ks. Cloud Co.