Over the years our Grandfather Roy has taught us about our hardy Midwest ancestors, sharing with us their letters, photos and belongings, spinning countless late-night yarns and stories. Many of these familial stories revolve around a very special place: The Weaver House. Built in 1891, the Weaver House was an Inn on Main Street in the small farming town of Loyal, Wisconsin. Our great great great Grandparents Barbara
and Elias Weaver were pioneers of Loyal, beginning as homesteaders, then working as farmers, then loggers, and finally building the Inn when the first railroads began running through town in 1891. The Weaver
House became the center of a growing community and train hub,
hosting voyagers and traveling merchants from all over the country as they passed through Loyal.
One of these was our future great great Grandfather, Eric Amble of Norway. A wise-guy, he would often include a joke when signing the
hotel register. Eric fell hard and fast for our great great Grandmother, Nellie Vesta, who worked as a hostess and meal server, and they were married in June of 1898. When proprietors Elias and Barbara later retired, Nellie and Eric took over the management of The Weaver House, aided
by Nellie's sisters Lew Edna (aka Doll) and Mary (aka Minnie), as well
as brothers Ellis (a forest ranger) and Morris (the town Sheriff).
Five generations later, and in the same the spirit of family and shared community, we have set out on a new adventure in the Weaver House, providing a crossroads of design, photography, unique goods and