When Franz Benjaman Weber was born on 2 November 1850, in Red Bud, Randolph, Illinois, United States, his father, Johann Michael Weber, was 44 and his mother, Catharine Rosina Baumann, was 43. He married Mary Steiger on 20 June 1881, in Hecker, Monroe, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Prairie du Long, Monroe, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 20 December 1929, in Monroe, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hecker Cemetery, Hecker, Monroe, Illinois, United States.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a weaver, Middle High German wëber, German Weber, an agent derivative of weben ‘to weave’. This form of the surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, and the Netherlands. In Hungary it is mostly spelled Wéber and Véber. In Russia, Slovenia, Czechia, Slovakia, and Croatia it is (also) established in the Slavicized form Veber , which is in Czechia also spelled Vebr. Compare Waber , Weaber , Weaver , Webber , and Webre .
History: As a name of ultimately Swiss German origin the surname Weber is also established among the American Mennonites. However, descendants of the early Mennonite settlers, who came to PA in the early 18th century, mostly bear the Americanized form of the name (see Weaver ).
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