George Herr Weber

George Herr Weber

Male 1693 - 1772  (79 years)
Person ID: I25493 


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  • Name George Herr Weber  [1, 2
    Born 1693  Schaffhausen, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1772  Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Weberthal Cemetery, Weaverland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Siblings
     1. Reverend Johann Herr Weber (ID:I25488),   b. 1683, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1775, Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Rev. Jageli Heinrich Weber (ID:I25470),   b. Jan 1688, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1747, Weaverland, East Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     3. Heinrich Herr Weber (Weaver) (ID:I25489),   b. Jun 1690, Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1745, Blue Ball, Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     4. Private (ID:I29088),   b. 1692,   d. DECEASED, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Maria Herr Weber (ID:I25491),   b. 1695, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Hans Herr Weber (ID:I25492),   b. 1698,   d. Apr 1755, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     7. Anna Herr Weber (ID:I25490),   b. 9 Jun 1700, Baden, Aargau, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1727, Sea, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F17498 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Johann Anton Weber (ID:I25484),   b. 10 Jan 1658, Muehlekram, Hof-Neuthal, Bäretswil, Zürich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1724, Pequea, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Maria Margaretha Sieber Kendig Herr (ID:I25485),   b. 1663, Zürich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1725, Pequea, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1680  Bäretswil, Zürich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Married 1689 

    Family

    Family ID: F20832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Barbara Guth (ID:I29089),   b. 1695,   d. 1782, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
      1. Mary Magdalena Guth Weaver (Weber) (ID:I29085),   b. 13 Jan 1726/27,   d. DECEASED, Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
      2. John Guth Weber (Weaver) (ID:I29083),   b. 10 Feb 1728,   d. 25 Oct 1802, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
      3. Hans Good Weber (ID:I44907),   b. 10 Feb 1727/28, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1802, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
      4. Anna Guth Weber (Weaver) (ID:I29082),   b. Apr 1729,   d. 29 May 1803, Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
      5. Maria Guth Weber (Weaver) (ID:I63622),   b. 30 Dec 1730,   d. 30 Jul 1791, Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
      6. Samuel Guth Weber (Weaver) (ID:I29086),   b. 8 Aug 1732,   d. 1770, Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
      7. Barbara Weber (ID:I29081),   b. 11 Mar 1733/34,   d. DECEASED
      8. Heinrich Guth Weber (ID:I63668),   b. 20 Oct 1738,   d. 12 Sep 1787, Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)

    Other Personal Events

    Arrival 1710  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Arrival 1717  Weaverland, East Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Religion Mennonite 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1693 - Schaffhausen, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1710 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1717 - Weaverland, East Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jan 1772 - Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Weberthal Cemetery, Weaverland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Guth Barbara Headstone
    Guth Barbara Headstone

  • Source Citations

    1. [S988] Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online, (Date: 1959;), Bender, Harold S. "Weaver (Weber) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 12 March 2011. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/W432ME.html.
      Weaver (Weber) family

      Weaver is an old Mennonite family name of Swiss origin. As early as 1664 the Palatine Mennonite Census Lists reported two Webers, Peter at Oberflörsheim and Christian at Spiesheim. In 1685 Peter Weber was still living at Oberflörsheim (6 sons and a daughter), but there was a second Peter Weber at Waltzheim, Johannes Weber at Osthofen, and Heinrich Weber and Dietrich Weber at Gundersheim. In 1732 Peter Weber was a minister at Oberflörsheim. In 1738, in addition to the Weber families at Oberflörsheim (Peter Sr., Peter Jr., Dietrich, and Christian), there were also families at Gundersheim (Peter), Spiesheim (Johannes), Wolfsheim (Mathias, Johannes), and four Weber families at Heppenheim an der Wiese nearAlzey (Johannes, Heinrich, Martin, and Matthäus). All of these locations were in the Palatinate and west of the Rhine. The Weber family name has been well represented in this region since these beginnings. In 1940, according to the Franz Crous lists, there were 67 Mennonite Webers (including children) in the South German Mennonite churches, with only one elsewhere in Germany, at Krefeld. Of these families, 46 were in the Palatinate (Monsheim congregation leading with 22, Kühbörncheshof 8, Neudorferhof 7, Uffhofen 5, three other congregations 4), one in Frankfurt and two in the Ingolstadt congregation in Bavaria. Outstanding among the Webers in the 18th century was Peter Weber of Kindenheim (1731-1781), a very influential preacher and a strong Pietist.

      Several Webers emigrated from the Palatinate to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the early 18th century. The brothers Jacob, Henry, George, and John Weber are known to have arrived before 1718. The first three established a settlement in the rich bottom land between Blue Ball and Conestoga, which came to be known as Weberthal or Weaverland, and from which the present Mennonite Church (MC) congregation, Weaverland Mennonite Church, takes its name. Among their descendants were two early bishops serving the Weaverland-Groffdale district (George, served from 1854-83, and Benjamin, from 1902-8) and a host of ministers serving both in the Weaverland district (MC) and elsewhere, chiefly inVirginia, Indiana, Ontario, and Kansas, as well as Old Order Mennonite Weavers in the Blue Ball-New Holland area. M. G. Weaver, himself a descendant, listed in his Mennonites of Lancaster Conference in 1931 a total of 32 ordained men (10 being deacons) bearing the name (3 Weber, 29 Weaver). Of these 32, 31 were serving in the Mennonite Church (MC), including four bishops, mostly in the Lancaster Conference and theVirginia Conference. In addition there were four Old Order Mennonite ministers with the name Weaver, seven Old Order Amish Mennonite ministers, and one General Conference Mennonite Church minister. J. W. Weaver (d. 1944) was the founder and manager of the Weaver Book Store at New Holland, Pennsylvania as well as a prominent Lancaster Conference evangelist. Edwin Weaver was a missionary bishop in India. Urias K. Weber served for a long time as pastor of the First Mennonite and Stirling Avenue Mennonite churches in Kitchener, Ontario.

      Bibliography
      Bender, Harold S. and Gerhard Hein. "Weber." Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols., edited by Christian Hege and Christian Neff. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 476.

      Crous, Franz. "Mennonitische Familien in Zahlen." Mennonitische Geschichtsblätter 5 (August 1940): 26-44.

      Gratz, Delbert. Bernese Anabaptists. Scottdale, PA, 1953.

      Peachey, Paul. Die soziale Herkunft der Schweizer Täufer. Karlsruhe, 1954.

      Stauffer, Ezra N. Weber or Weaver Family History. Nappanee, IN 1953.

      Weaver, Esther. Descendants of Henry B. Weaver. Ephrata, PA?, 1953.

      Weaver, M. G. Mennonites of Lancaster Conference. Scottdale, PA, 1931.

      Herald Press Information logo
      Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 903. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

      ©1996-2011 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.

      To cite this page:

      MLA style: Bender, Harold S. "Weaver (Weber) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 12 March 2011. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/W432ME.html.

    2. [S1251] Find A Grave, George Weber.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59002214/george-weber
      Guth Barbara Headstone
      Guth Barbara Headstone


    3. [S1073] Mennonite Research Journal, (Name: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society;), William Woys Weaver: Mennonite Research Journal, January, 1973, pp.10–11.
      Johann Anton is the name by which he is usually identified but Anton is a legendary name with an unknown origin. On all the documents related to his estate etc. he is simply "Hans Weber." Johann and Hans, of course, are both German forms of the English name John.

      Johann "John" is the son of Heinrich Weber and Elsbeth (Ruggin) Weber. His parents lived their whole lives in Switzerland and Johann was born there.
      In 1670 he lived in Muhlekram; in 1678 age 20, lived at Hamm; in 1682 lived in Hamm; in 1689 lived with Georg and Barbara in Neustadt.

      John, a Mennonite and Weaver, married his wife Margaretha Sieber Herr in 1680 in Baretswill, Switzerland.

      The family is listed in "Martyrs Mirror" as landing in Amsterdam, Holland from the Palatinate in 1693. Shortly after that the moved on to Freidrichstadt in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Then in 1710 the family immigrated to America.
      The family moved for the last time in 1717 to Weaverland, Lancaster Co., PA.

      Between 1683 and 1695 they had 4 boys and a girl named: John Herr, Jacob Herr, Henry Herr, George Herr and Maria Herr Weber.

      The three (four?) sons of Hans Johann "John" Anton Weber were some of the first settlers in the Weaverland Valley but their father never lived there. He lived and died in the Pequa Valley, on the other side of the hill which divides the Pequea and Weaverland valleys. The Weber "Weizenthal" Pioneer Home is located at 1835 Pioneer Road, Lancanster Co., PA

      John was probably buried at Weizenthal [the name of the Weber plantation] as the first in a long line of Weavers buried in the old Weaver family burying ground there. The Weaver family stopped using this burial ground about 1850. No longer marked, the graveyard is located in a field in West Lampeter Township. The 21 marked graves were moved to Longenecker's Reformed Mennonite cemetery in the 1930s. The other 40-odd unmarked graves remain in the field and Johann Anton is undoubteldy among them. (William Woys Weaver: Mennonite Research Journal, January, 1973, pp.10-11)

    4. [S1251] Find A Grave, Margaretha Sieber "Maria" Herr Weber Memorial.
      Birth: 1663
      Zürich, Switzerland
      Death: Dec. 1, 1725
      Pequea
      Lancaster County
      Pennsylvania, USA

      Maria is the daughter of the Rev. Hans Herr and Elizabeth Mylin (Kendig) Herr of Switzerland. She married her husband Johann on 1680 in Baretswill, Switzerland.

      The family is listed in "Martyrs Mirror" as landing in Amsterdam, Holland from the Palatinate in 1693. Shortly after that the moved on to Freidrichstadt in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Then in 1710 the family immigrated to America.

      The family moved for the last time in 1717 to Weaverland, Lancaster Co., PA.

      Between 1683 and 17000 they had 4 boys and 2 girls named: John, Jacob, Henry, George, Maria and Anna Catharine Weber.

      The three sons of Johan and Maria Weber, were some of the first settlers in the Weaverland Valley but John himself never lived there. John & Maria lived and died in the Pequa Valley, on the other side of the hill which divides the Pequea and Weaverland valleys.

      Johann & Maria Weber was probably buried at Weizenthal [the name of the Weber plantation] as the first in a long line of Weavers buried in the old Weaver family burying ground there. The Weaver family stopped using this burial ground about 1850.

      No longer marked, the graveyard is located in a field in West Lampeter Township. The 21 marked graves were moved to Longenecker's Reformed Mennonite cemetery in the 1930s. The other 40-odd unmarked graves remain in the field and Johann Anton is undoubteldy among them. (William Woys Weaver: Mennonite Research Journal, January, 1973, pp.10-11)

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Hans Herr (1639 - 1725)
      Elizabeth Mylin Kendig Herr (1639 - 1730)

      Spouse:
      Hans Johann Anton Weber (1658 - 1724)*

      Children:
      John Weber (1683 - 1775)*
      Jacob H. Weaver (1688 - 1747)*
      Henry Weber (1690 - 1745)*
      George Weber (1693 - 1772)*
      Maria Herr Weber Landis (1695 - 1787)*
      Anna Catharina Weber Martin (1700 - 1727)*

      Siblings:
      Margaretha Sieber Herr Weber (1663 - 1725)
      Maria Herr Brackbill (1673 - 1725)*
      Anna Kendig Herr Bauman (1679 - 1735)*
      Christian Herr (1680 - 1749)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Note: See photo of pioneer home "Weizenthal" for info on burial site.

      Burial:
      Unknown

      Created by: Jack Gilchrist
      Record added: Jan 20, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 46921878

      Added by: Jack Gilchrist

      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46921878/maria-margarethe-weber
      Weber Johann Anton and Herr Maria Margarethe Descendants Headstone
      Weber Johann Anton and Herr Maria Margarethe Descendants Headstone
      Photo found at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46921786