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Weik, Jesse W.

Born: 1857-08-23 Greencastle, Indiana

Died: 1930-08-17 New York

Weik graduated from Indiana Asbury University (DePauw University) in 1875. From 1882 to 1885, he worked in the U.S. Pension Bureau Office in Springfield, Illinois, where he became acquainted with William H. Herndon. Weik and Herndon collaborated on Herndon's biography of Abraham Lincoln, and Weik wrote much of the manuscript. He owned most of Herndon’s papers after Herndon’s death and wrote his own biography of Lincoln in 1922.

The Daily Banner (Greencastle, IN), 18 August 1930, 1:1-2.