Jacob Weiler (1808 - 1896) MP

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Birthplace: Churchtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Occupation: LDS Bishop, Patriarch, Farmer
Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Jacob Weiler

Jacob Weiler was born 14 March 1808, near Churchtown, Chester County Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Rosannah Stylers Weiler, one of 14 children. He was baptized 16 March 1841. The only member of his family to join the Church, he was subsequently disinherited.

He moved to Nauvoo, and married Anna Maria Malin. Came to Utah 24 July 1847, Brigham Young company. He helped in building roads and bridges. On his return from the Salt Lake Valley, he met his family in an oncoming wagon train at Pacific Springs, near the Continental Divide in Wyoming. He brought them to the valley in Edward Hunter's Company. After arriving, he built a cabin in the northeast corner of Pioneer Square in Salt Lake City. He later moved to the Third Ward after drawing for land in that area.

In 1856, he was ordained a high priest and called to be bishop of the Third Ward, a position he held for nearly 40 years. He was released because of his age in 1895 and ordained to the office of patriarch. He died in Salt Lake City on 24 March 1896, at age 88.

Marriage and Children

  1. Anna Maria Malin (daughter of Elijah Malin and Catherine Essick, of Chester county, pioneers 1848, John Gleason company). She was born 28 March 1802.
    1. Joseph, married Mary A. Chaffin
    2. Catherine, married Hector C. Haight
    3. Elijah M., married Emily P. Crismon
    4. Lydia A., married Joseph S. Home

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Jacob Weiler's Timeline

1808
March 14, 1808
Churchtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
1836
November 17, 1836
Age 28
West Nantmul, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
1839
April 18, 1839
Age 31
PA, USA
1896
March 24, 1896
Age 88
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
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