Joseph Weibel's Tavern ends its reign at St. Mary's Ridge
March 17, 2021
Joseph Weibel, Sr. moved to Monroe County in 1866 where he had a saloon and farm, across the road for the church. After the death of his wife, Katherine Kast on May 16, 1873, he married Maria Steidel, on Feb. 7, 1880 at St. Mary's Ridge.
The small settlement of the saloon, blacksmith shop, post office and store, together with the church and school, formed a nucleus of the community where people gathered, to worship, play cards, visit with their neighbors, and relax from the labors of the day...