On 3 June 1817, in Washington County, Pennsylvania, my great great grandmother, Anna Lane was born to Richard and Mary Gayer Lane. Settling near the Lane family was the German immigrant, Gottlieb Weber, who became Goodliff Weaver as his stay in the United States continued. Anna and Goodliff married on 29 January 1835, still in Washington County, Pennsylvania. In all the pair produced a even dozen children. The first two were born while the couple (and Anne’s parents and siblings) still resided in Pennsylvania: Mary Ann (1836) and Roseanah (1837). Between the birth of Rose and the next child, both the Weaver and Lane families relocated to Perry County, Ohio. It is there that the remaining 10 children were born: William Powell (1840), Elizabeth Jane (1842), Margaret Anne (1844), Charles Louis (1847), Chirstiana (1849), David Shreider (1855), Jasper P (1855), Lemuel (1857) [my great grandfather], George Adam Hempleman (1861), and Eric (1864). I have the Weaver Family Bible where all of this is recorded — including the very inventive names given some of the children.
Grandmother died 14 October 1864 and Grandfather followed 15 November of the same year. Both are laid to rest in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Rendville, Perry County, Ohio.