Joseph Weck

17 March 1794–
Bühlertal, Bühl, Baden, Germany

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Weck was born on 17 March 1794, in Bühlertal, Bühl, Baden, Germany as the son of Georg Wek and Apolonia Kraus. He married Sabina Braun on 9 September 1824, in Bühlertal, Bühl, Baden, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Joseph Weck
Sabina Braun
Marriage: 9 September 1824
Kristian Weck
Theresia Weck
Ignaz Weck

Spouse and Children

9 September 1824
Bühlertal, Bühl, Baden, Germany



    Theresia Weck


    Ignaz Weck


Parents and Siblings

    Georg Wek


    Apolonia Kraus




World Events (6)

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 19

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

Age 20

The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 58

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German wecke, ‘(wedge-shaped) pastry’, ‘hard roll’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a pastry cook. 2. from Waccho, a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an initial element related to Old High German wachēn ‘to wake’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Weck in entry for Hilarius Staub and Augusta Weck, "Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930"
  • Joseph Weck in entry for Karl Schmieder and Theresia Weck, "Germany Marriages, 1558-1929"
  • Joseph Weck in entry for Hilarius Straub and Augusta Weck, "Germany Marriages, 1558-1929"

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