Louis F. Moench emigrated from Germany to the United States as a child. He later converted to Mormonism and settled in Salt Lake City.
“Moench began teaching in LDS churches schools and was an instructor in German, penmanship, and drawing at the University of Deseret. He later became superintendent for Weber County schools. Moench became the first Principal of Weber Academy in the Fall of 1888 and opened classes in January 1889.” (John Sillito, Weber State College … A Centennial History, “Weber’s Principals and Presidents,” 1988)
Moench organized meeting space and hired faculty and staff. He served a second term, then continued to be a Board of Trustees member until his death in 1916.