John William Weidner, born June 24, 1851,Marion Co. Iowa, to Thomas Jefferson Weidner/aka Jefferson T. Weidner, and first wife, Elizabeth C. Fowler Weidner, who were married Morgan Co. Ind. 1844.--Thomas Jefferson Weidner, born Sept. 1823, to William and Frances "Fanny" Kenyon Weidner, who were married, 1821, Clark Co. Ind.--William and Frances Weidner, were parents of 4 children who survived to at least teen age.Thomas J., 1823, Mary Ann, Mar. 14, 1826, (Married Vance Rusk), William and another son, name unknown, both born between 1830-40.---Mary Ann Weidner,Rusk, Ellis, gives her Father, as having been born Pa. and her Mother, as being born Va. 1880, census, Montgomery Co. , Ind.(Her Rusk Children, are listed as Rush.)**John William Weidner, married Mary Catherine Rogers Weidner, Cloud Co. Kansas, and they settled there, before joining in one of the land rushes to Oklahoma, where they settled Enid, Ames, Oklahoma area.