Dr. William Murray Weidman 1835-1902
In attempting to determine the ancestry of this prominent and interesting member of the Weidman clan, there seem to be irreconcilable conflicts, as alluded to without ellaboration in "Transactions of the Historical Society of Berks County, Volume 1" By Historical Society of Berks County 1898-1904 (published in 1904). They list his descendency from the immigrant Johann Mathias Weidman (b.1675), thru Johann Martin (b.1698) then thru Jacob, Christopher, (who's wife was said to be a member of the family of President James Buchanan) & John (b.1756). Separately William Murray's accendency is given: father Jacob Barge (b.1789) grandfather John (b.1756) great-grandfather Christopher. It appears obvious that Christopher, father of John cannot be Christopher son of Jacob, since John is said to be b.1756, and Christopher, the son of Jacob was b.1766, 10 years after the birth of his supposed son. I would like to hear from anyone who has the correct information about this line of Weidmans.