Joseph Weitzel

July 1877–7 December 1953 (Age 76)
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Weitzel was born in July 1877, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Nolen Weitzel, was 41 and his mother, Rose Wiesenford, was 37. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Esther L. Geiger. He lived in Spring Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 December 1953, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Weitzel
Esther L. Geiger
Irene Esther Weitzel
Lillie Weitzel
Arthur L Weitzel
Edith G Weitzel
Ethel P Weitzel
Ralph R Weitzel

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    John W. Weitzel


    Adam Weitzel


    Mary S. Weitzel


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Weitzel, a pet form of Wizo, a short form of any of various Germanic compound personal names beginning with wīg ‘battle’ or wid ‘wood’.

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

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Story Highlight

Joseph Weitzel, Reading Eagle, Dec 7, 1953

Joseph Weitzel, 76 of 1134 N. 12th St., died this morning in the Reading Hospital. He was a son of the late Nolen and Rosa (Weisenfard) Weitzel and was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed denomi …

Sources (3)

  • Joseph W Weitzel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph W Weitzel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph W Weitzel, "United States Census, 1930"

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