Re: Weitz of Buffalo NY, Boston MA, and RI, from 1850-
I don't know if you still use this email. I never got a notice that you'd replied. I believe the Carl A Weitz in Boston is most likely a relative of mine.
I am still searching. I know my Weitz's came from what was Breslau Prussia but became Wroclaw Poland. There, I"m stuck. They arrived here in 1850 with three small children- Clara, George and Anna. But in 1860, I cannot find them in the census. In 1854, reading the German american's in Buffalo, I find that Gustav Weitz was the leader of the orchestra at the Music Hall, so he was still alive and going at that point. I know my Gustav A Jr. was b. 17 Jan 1854 Buffalo and died 7 Apr 1934 Providence RI. Besides the older siblings Clara, George(d.bet 1920-30 in Medford MA)and Anna, I believe there was also an Emil F. Weitz b.1861 (I think in Buffalo, but 1920 census only lists NY) m Jennie. They are alive and well in the 1920 census of Boston, living on Lawrence St. I think there was also a Gustav A, m a Mary Gehring 2 Oct 1878OH. There was also a Frederick, who may or may not be part of this family. Frederick was b abt 1850 in Germany, and died after 1920 in Newton MA.
I hope I can find a link for Carl A Weitz of Boston.That was my father's name as well as an uncle who was a stock broker in Ri prior to his death.
All of this family were very musical and in one census, my Emil as well as his brothers, William and Carl were listed as musicians. They traveled with a vaudville show when they were young, sung in the Opera in later years, and played in many bands, which is why I think the Gustav in 1854 in Buffalo, leader of the orchestra, has to be my GGGgrandfather who immigrated to Buffalo in 1850.
Hope we can make a link.