The Obit For John Weyhing
[Louisville] Courier-Journal, 25 June 1890, page 5,
column 5-6, microfilm, The Louisville Free Public Library.
| DEATH OF JOHN WEYHING.
The Ex-Columbus Pitcher Passes Quietly Away Last Evening
John Weyhing, after an illness of nearly a year,
succumbed last night at 6:30 o’clock to that dread disease,
consumption, at the family home, 1018 Wenzel street. He was
a brother of Gus Weyhing, the old Athletic pitcher, and now
a member of the Brooklyn Players’ League Club.
John Weyhing was twenty-four years of age.
young he developed a fondness for the national game, and up
to three years ago, when he entered the professional ranks,
he was considered one of the best amateur pitchers in
His first professional engagement was with the Athletics, but
he was released about two months after signing. He
was afterwards signed by Columbus, and he pitched in some of
the exhibition games last spring, but on account of ill health
he was compelled to give up playing altogether. He then returned
home, and has grown gradually weaker ever since.
No arrangements have as yet been
made for the funeral.