Berlin woolwork sampler, Anna Franzel Weigel, Milwaukee, 1878.
Alternate object name
Weigel, Anna Franzel, 1859-1932
18 1/4"H x 18 1/4"W (frame)
Materials and techniques
Wool yarn; Embroidery
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin
Framed Berlin woolwork sampler on canvas. Embroidered in multicolored wool yarn. The name Anna Franzel, two alphabets, and the date 1878 are stitched across the top. Lower section is embroidered with numbers and various motifs including birds, flowers, and crosses.
This sampler descended in the Weigel family of Marshfield, Wisconsin. The object lable on file at the North Wood County Historical Society reads: "Mrs. Paul Weigel, Sr., the former Anna Franzel, made this sampler in 1878 while working in Milwaukee. This sampler received many first prizes when displayed year after year in the Antique Booth of the Marshfield Fair." Anna Weigel appears in the 1910 federal census for the community of McMillan, Marathon County, Wisconsin. She married Paul Weigel, a German immigrant, in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin in 1881.