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Konig Albert

On this date, 189 years ago, 25 September 1832, 27 year old Gottlieb Weber arrived in New York from Amsterdam, Netherlands, aboard the Konig Albert. Gottlieb was my Great Great Grandfather.

Gottlieb was born 7 January 1806, in Schomberg, Wurttemburg, to Johann Adam Weber and Anna Barbara Holzapfel. He was baptized in the Evangelische Kirche, Schomberg on the same day. Then, 27 years later, he is on a ship leaving Amsterdam for America. On the passenger list for the Albert, Grandfather’s occupation is listed as a joiner (A joiner is an artisan and tradesperson who builds things by joining pieces of wood, particularly lighter and more ornamental work than that done by a carpenter, including furniture and the “fittings” of a house, ship, etc.).

Grandfather arrived at New York in late September,1832, but the next 3 years were very busy. By 29 January1835, he had moved on to Washington County, Pennsylvania; changed his name to Goodliff Weaver, and married my Great Great Grandmother, Anne Lane, daughter of Richard and Mary Gayer Lane. The pair had 12 children, only two of whom died in infancy (Mary Ann, 1836, and Eric, 1864).

By the time of the birth of their third child, William Powell Weaver, on 3 April 1840, the couple had removed to Monroe Township, Morgan County, Ohio. Grandmother’s parents and younger siblings also migrated at the same time. Subsequent children, including my great grandfather, Lemuel, were born there. It appears Ohio redrew some county lines as by 1842, Monroe was in Perry County instead of Morgan County.

Grandfather died one month after (15 November 1864) the death of his wife, Anne (14 October 1864).

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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