Levi Groff Weaver

Brief Life History of Levi Groff

When Levi Groff Weaver was born on 8 November 1843, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Bressler Weaver, was 31 and his mother, Fannie Groff, was 37. He married Amanda Landis Kreider about 1866, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and East Lampeter Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 12 September 1909, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Levi Groff Weaver
Amanda Landis Kreider
Marriage: about 1866
Clayton Kreider Weaver
Eugene Kreider Weaver
Lizzie Kreider Weaver
Edna Kreider Weaver
Sadie Kreider Weaver

Sources (6)

  • Levi Weaver in household of Peter Weaver, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Levi Groff Weaver, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Levi Wearer in household of Peter Wearer, "United States Census, 1860"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name, from an agent derivative of Middle English weven ‘to weave’ (Old English wefan).

English: habitational name from a place on the Weaver river in Cheshire, now called Weaver Hall but recorded simply as Weuere in the 13th and 14th centuries. The river name is from Old English wēfer(e) ‘winding stream’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘weaver’, for example German Weber , Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Tkacz or Tkach , Hungarian Takács (see Takacs ), and Slovenian Tkalec, Tekavec or Veber .

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

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