Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
A. GEORGE WEHE is one of the
leading young men of Okanogan county and has a first-class standing among
the best people of this section. At the present time he is county
commissioner, having been elected on the Republican ticket in the fall
of 1902. He was one of the three Republicans who were chosen for
county offices at that time. His stability, integrity and keen business
sagacity have enabled him to render excellent service to the county in
this capacity and he is a man of prominence.
A. George Wehe was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
on March 11, 1876, the son of August M. and Maria S. (Schwassmann) Wehe.
The father was sergeant in the Forty-eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
and was later transferred to the Fifty-first, being promoted to captain,
shortly before the close of the war. He was mustered out in 1865.
His father, the paternal grandfather of our subject, was a participant
in the battle of Waterloo, and also fought in the war of 1812. August M.
Wehe born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 17, 1845, is still living in Milwaukee
and is occupied as a mining expert and promoter. He is interested
in several mines in this county and is president of the Wehe Consolidated
Mining and Milling Company and director in the Nighthawk and the Favorite.
The mother of our subject was born in Germany on May 9, 1847, and came
to the United States at the age of eight, with her parents. Settlement
was made in Milwaukee and there she is living now. Three children
were born to this marriage, our subject, Adela M., a graduate of the Wisconsin
Conservatory of Music, and now instructor in that art, and Waldermar C.,
now studying in the Columbia Law School in New York. Our subject
was graduated from the high school in Milwaukee and in 1896 came to this
county. He was with a government surveying party. After three
years here he went east and took a two years' course in the University
of Wisconsin, taking up civil engineering. Since his return here
he has been active in this work and is now studying metallurgy. It
is his intention to go to San Francisco this winter and there further pursue
this interesting branch. In 1901 Mr. Wehe took charge of the Nighthawk
as manager, and laid out the plans upon which the development work is being
done at this time. He also did much other surveying, and was manager
of the Favorite. He is interested in these properties but has resigned
On September 23, 1902, Mr. Wehe married Miss
Mary I., daughter of John and Sarah (McFadden) Regan. The father
is deceased but the mother is still living in Milwaukee, whither Mr. Wehe
went to claim his bride. Mr. Wehe is a member of the I. O. O. F.
He is a marked student and has shown excellent industry and ability and
the future promises bright things for him.