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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 his position.
     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.