Johann Wilhelm Weber

Brief Life History of Johann Wilhelm

When Johann Wilhelm Weber was born on 5 March 1735, in Feudingen, Kreis Wittgenstein, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Johann Jost Weber, was 31 and his mother, Anna Catharina Dornhöfer, was 28. He married Maria Agnes Born on 5 October 1767, in Trappe, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died in July 1816, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Johann Wilhelm Weber
Anna Maria Saam
Marriage: 11 November 1784
Maria Magdelena Weber
David Weaver
Daniel Weber
Hannah Weber
Anna Margaretha Weber
Catherine Weber
Adam Weber
Susanna Weber
Christena Weber
Daniel Lewis Weber

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  • Rev John William Weber (1736-1816) - Find A Grave Memorial
  • John Wilhelm Weber in entry for Christina Weber, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • John Wilhelm Weber in entry for Susanna Weber, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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Historical Boundaries: 1773: Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

Name Meaning

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 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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History of Johann Wilhelm Weber

Johann Wilhelm Weber was born in Fehdingen, Wittgenstein District, Westphalia, March 5, 1735. He received his elementary education in Westphalia, and took a theological course in Stockholm, Sweden, t …

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