Adolf Weil

Male12 November 1860–6 February 1943

Brief Life History of Adolf

When Adolf Weil was born on 12 November 1860, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Weil, was 40 and his mother, Anna Christina Pausch, was 35. He married Anna Vitt on 15 September 1884, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in O'Fallon Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1900 and O'Fallon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 February 1943, in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Shiloh Valley Cemetery, Shiloh Valley Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States.

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Adolf Weil
Anna Vitt
Marriage: 15 September 1884
Frieda M Weil
Bertha Christina Weil
Paula Katherine Weil
Erna Adolfdina Weil
Edgar O Weil
Laura A Weil
Teckla H Weil

Sources (25)

  • Adolph Neil, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Adolf Weil in entry for Adolph Schilling and Bertha Christina Weil, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Adolph Weil, "United States Census, 1910"

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  • Marriage
    15 September 1884St. Clair, Illinois, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

    Age 1

    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 22

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Erwin, Gunther, Hans, Herta, Lothar, Manfred, Arno, Dieter, Elfriede, Fritz.

    South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places so named in Baden, Bavaria, and Württemberg, from Latin villa ‘country house, estate’ (later used of a group of houses forming a settlement). This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Wile 3.

    History: This is one of the old Ashkenazic surnames. In Eastern Europe, it was used by rabbinical families well before the mass adoption of surnames by local Jews at the turn of the 19th century.

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

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