Abraham Wedner (1873-1951) and Minnie Grumet Wedner (c.1875-1972) immigrated to Pittsburgh from Austria in 1902 with their daughter, Mollie. They first lived on Bedford Avenue, in the Hill District. In Pittsburgh, they had four more children, Benjamin, David, Joseph and Arthur. Abraham Wedner worked as a scrap dealer.
After graduating from Fifth Avenue High School, Benjamin Wedner (1906-2002) studied engineering at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. In 1936, he married Lucille Jacobs (1912-2007).
Benjamin and Lucille Wedner were active in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. As co-chair of the Central District Girl Scouts, Lucille Wedner was one of 12 women chosen to attend the International Conference of Girl Scout Leaders in Pleasantville, New York, in 1952.