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History of the Company

E.I. Weber founded Weber Abstract in 1949 when he purchased the existing plant in Lake County from J. J. MacKay. Prior to coming to Madison, Ed had worked as an abstracter in Tripp County and Hand County. His grandfather, an abstracter in Hand County, was his instructor, mentor, and inspiration. Ed began working for his grandfather during his college days. A third generation in the family joined the company in 1985, when Ed’s daughter, Janet I. Weber, moved back to Madison and began working with him in the Lake County plant.

E.I. Weber passed away in July of 1997. All those many years he was active and busy in the Lake County abstracting and title business. His knowledge and expertise of the history of the county was extensive and many have missed him.

Weber Abstract was originally operated in 1949 out of an office over a shoe store in the same building that housed the offices of several attorneys and Senator Karl Mundt. In 1959 the company incorporated, and after a few years the office moved from the original location to a ground floor office with several attorneys. Again the plant grew and was in need of more space. In 2001, at the time Weber Abstract added the services of real estate loan officer closings to the title operation, another move was necessary. The office was then moved to 110 East Center where it remained until September 2002, when the office was moved to the Wohlenburg/Ritzman building at 112 South Egan in downtown Madison. The facilities are wonderful and all the employees are enjoying the opportunity to have plenty of room to work and interact.


112 South Egan Ave. - PO Box 263 - Madison, SD 57042
Phone: (605)256-4640 Fax: (605)256-3835 Email: info@weberabstract.com
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