Paul Weber was a native of Spring Grove. His grandparents came from Germany. He owned a Chevrolet Garage and Dealership at 1814 Main Street (the building still stands). The dealership was described as a "very fine motor hospital". Every fall when the new car models came out, Paul would get one for the one-car showroom. He had to cover it up until the chosen date to reveal it -- a very big deal in the Grove. Paul loved cars and enjoyed driving around and showing off the brand new cars.
Paul also loved to talk about everything from taxes and foreign policy to farm subsidies and the weather. If you had to take your car in for repairs, you knew you would be there a while. During WWII he would fill up the cars of soldiers who came home on furlough, even if they had no ration coupons.
He and his wife Alice were very active in the community and well-liked by everyone. Paul was a village trustee and president from 1935 - 1960. Paul was also storyteller Jim May's uncle. The village has home movies of Spring Grove that Paul took in 1941. Included on the film is the first-time paving of Main Street, cars pulling in and out of his station for gas, and farmer's bailing hay, along with his family outings. He died in 1966.