I am Don Jay. My wife, Elaine and I have been researching my family name WEISER. My father was adopted and raised as a JAY. His birth name was Virgil Glenn WEISER. He was born c June 5, 1916 in the Southeast Kansas (Riverton, Lowell) Cherokee County area, or maybe the Joplin, Missouri-Jasper County area. Of course, adoption records are sealed so that route of research is closed. My father had a letter from the adoption agency (Childrens' Home in Joplin) giving his birth name (that is how we learned it is WEISER.)
We proceded with research on the WEISER family in the hopes of maybe locating someone locally that might have some information. In our searching we ran across an obituary that mentioned a Charles WEISER from Rush County Kansas. He Had a younger brother, Lewis or Louis W. Weiser born 1894 in Rush County, KS and died 10 Sept 1915 at Riverton Kansas. In all our research this is the only time we ran across a Charles WEISER, but never a Virgil Weiser. So, when you mentioned Virgil in you inquiry it immediately caught our attention. We would apreciate any information you might have on Virgil and lineage in Kansas. Also, maybe this will open a new path of research for you in Kansas.