Richard Fry papers
Christian August Weihe was born in Herford, Germany, on December 30, 1832, the son of Philip Gotlob Weihe and Luise Henriette Amalie Heidsiek. He had two surviving siblings: Louise Johanna (b. 1827) and Thodor Julius (b. 1836). Christian August Weihe emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1849 and settled in San Francisco, California, where he worked as a banker until at least 1910. He married Julie Florence Chittenden, a native of Illinois, around 1865, and they had at three children: Ada (b. April 1, 1870), Florence (b. April 25, 1875), and Henry (b. March 1880).