September 23, 1926
Swiss-German Catholic priest and Arkansas missionary Father Eugene John Weibel was on route to Europe after a brief visit to Arkansas, where he celebrated the fifty-year jubilee of his ordination. He would never to return to America. In 1919, he had begun writing his account of his years in Arkansas, later titled, Forty Years Missionary in Arkansas. By 1922, he had returned to Europe, serving as a prison minister in Lucerne, Switzerland. In 1927, he published in German his account of his Arkansas career. He died on March 3, 1934, at the Benedictine monastery in Einsiedeln.