Napoleon Homestead News

News from the Napoleon ND area.

April 27, 2021

Weigel To Celebrate 100 Years

By Jessica Wald 

One century ago: The United States President was Warren G. Harding; the New York Yankees made their first World Series appearance; a movie ticket was 15 cents; gas was 33 cents/gallon; a postage stamp was 2 cents and a few grocery costs included: 1 lb. bacon 52 cents, bread 12 cents, 5 lbs. four 41 cents and 1 lb. butter 70 cents. 

On April 23, 1921, Mary (Bosch) Weigel was born to Melonia (Huber) and Ignatz Bosch and in a couple days, she will celebrate her 100th birthday.

She said it’s been, “a long 100 years,” and there really isn’t a secret to her longevity. “Just eating, sleeping and farming; hard work,” she noted. 

Mary, now a resident at the Napoleon Care Center, grew up on a farm near Linton and was the third oldest of nine children. She went to a country school through eighth grade and then helped work on the farm. She said she was “Grandpa’s helper,” and explained how she helped with a little bit of everything.

As a child Mary enjoyed . . .

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