It was 170 years ago, 6 November 1849, in Schwarzenberg, Württemberg, that my three times great grandfather, Johann Adam Weber passed away. He was born on 30 January 1770 in Stuttgart, Württemberg, and on 9 February 1796, married Anna Barbara Holzäpfel in Schomberg, Württemberg. The couple were the parents of 5 children: Johann Georg (1798), Gottlieb (1806) [my great great grandfather who would migrate the the United States], Christiana (1812), Anna Maria (1814), and Jacob (1816). Grandmother Barbara preceded Grandfather’s death by ten years in 1839. From ship records, it appears that Grandfather Adam Weber also migrated to the United States with his son Gottlieb and daughter Christiana.
I am thankful that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints had been through Württemberg churches and microfilmed the early church records where I was able to extract from Grandfather Gottlieb Weber [know in our family and Goodliff Weaver] his baptismal records and then the records of his siblings and his parents! From these I have been able to construct a larger picture of the family back to its Germanic roots.