Re: Weaver Info for York & Cumberland Co. PA
YOU have actually gathered a lot of information yourself on the Weavers, for which I thank you, as it gave me more info to check out.But here are the few additional facts I can offer on the family. I see you posted in 2012, so hope you are still around!
I found the births of two additional children for Heinrich and Anna Margrethe Weber in Germany: Heinrich (Henry), born 4 Jan 1750; and (illeg?) Ludwig, born 9 Jan 1753; both in Laaspe, Westphalia, Prussia."Westphalia"is the historic name for (roughly) the region of northwest Germany today, and Laaspe is now called Bad Laaspe, because of mineral springs in the area.Info is from Family Search, "Germany Births and Baptisms , 1558-1898."The Webers landed in Philadelphia 14 Sept 1753 aboard the ship "Edinburgh," I am assuming all four, though only male passengers over age 16 were recorded. I noticed that a "Phillip Weber" appears on the passenger list next to Heinrich (which is NOT an alphabetized list), because of the placement and because Heinrich named a son Philip (who happens to be my direct ancestor). No proof of a relationship. Phillip and Catherine Barbara Weber had five children baptized at the same church where Heinrich's were baptized, however. I found the US baptism information on the Ancestry database "Pennsylvania church records in Adams, Berks, and Lancaster County, 1729-1881," butI THINK it is also on Family Search.
Between the records of baptisms and the children named in Henry Weaver's will, I count 14 children that the stalwart Anna Margrethe gave birth to--whew! However, only ten were living in 1799.I have only followed one of their children thus far, my ancestor Phillip, who married Elizabeth Hide (Hyde, the spelling her mother uses in her own will--it is NOT apparently an Anglicization of the German "Heide" as was once thought in my family), daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth [---],24 May 1785. My only source for that date is "Cousin Harriett Clarke Sprague" whom my great grandmother had doing genealogical research--but can only assume it came from family members who had recorded it, sigh.Their children, that I know of, were Jacob, Michael, and John; at present I only have dates for Jacob, my particular ancestor. But back to Phillip,I am surmising a death date after 1813, but before the 1820 census was taken, as he is consistently on the 1790, 1800, and 1810 censuses for Cumberland County, then disappears.He posted a "bastardy bond" in Carlisle Township on 3 Apr 1813, so he was certainly living at that time (!).
Jacob was a physician; he married Catherine Close, daughter of John and Catherine (Appleman) Close, 9 Oct 1828 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA.They had eleven children together--8 daughters and 3 sons.At that point my Weaver ancestry "daughters out," so I will stop there.At some point (which I haven't figured out yet), the family moved to Indiana.Jacob died 10 Aug 1860 and Catherine 28 Mar 1880, both in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, IN.
I hope some of this is helpful and/or interesting to you. I'll be in touch with anything additional I dig up.