Heinrich Herr Weber

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Heinrich Herr Weber

Also Known As: "Henry", "Heinrich Herr Weber"
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Death: June 15, 1745 (55)
Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Weaverland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans "Johann Anton" Weber and Margaretha Sieber Weber
Husband of Magdelena Maudlin Weber
Father of Mary Kendig Wanner; Anna Kendig Zimmerman; Barbara Kendig Mumma; Elizabeth Kendig Myer; Christian Kendig Weber and 5 others
Brother of John Herr Weber; Reverend Johann Jacob Herr Weber; George Herr Weaver; Maria Herr Landis and Anna Catharina Herr Martin
Half brother of Maudlin Herr; Ulrich Brackbill and Barbara Herr Groff

Occupation: Farmer
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About Heinrich Herr Weber

Henry Weber: In May or June, 1745, the remains of Henry Weber, owner of the land from which half of the graveyard was taken, were borne across the fields from his humble home on the east banks of what is now known as Blue Ball Run, a home which he had erected during the summer of 1722, and occupied by his family since the spring of 1723, which with the homes of his brothers, were the first real homes for family life in this dale.

This home was midway between the present farm seats of Joseph M. Weaver and Henry M. Weaver. Henry Weber was about 54 years old and left his widow, who was Maudlin Kendig, before marriage, a daughter of Jacob Kendig, and a granddaughter of Martin Kendig, of the first ship load of Mennonite colonists on the Pequea, who with two sons, Henry, aged 9 and Christian, fourteen years with six daughters, several of them married, one of them, Eva, who afterwards became the wife of John Wissler was an infant. To this pioneer widow, it became the lot to manage a farm of nearly four hundred acres and rear her family. He had made a will shortly before his death, written in German. It was never recorded and by some means it was lost or destroyed; but the record of its proving remains at Lancaster, and in the recitals of numerous deeds when his land was disposed of after the death of his wife, in 1758, when all the children had attained the age of twenty-one years, excepting Eva. By the recital of several deeds dated July 30, 1765, recorded at Lancaster in Deed book H, page 302, etc. , it is shown that the family mothered by the brave young widow, followed the outline given in the German written will of the father, (no doubt penned by his own hand); but when Eva Wissler arrived at the age of twenty-one years, she relinquished the part of the farm, given to her, and the entire original farm of 365 acres with its various allowances which made it to contain about 400 acres, was vested in the ownership of the two sons, Henry and Christian, and nearly all of it is still retained by their lineal descendants (1933) being eight farm seats and several smaller homes. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

   Born 1690 Baretswil, Canton Zurich, Switzerland
     Migrated before 1700 to Unterbiegelhof, Heidelburg, Palatinate of the Rhine with family
     Immigrated c. 1717 to Pequea Creek, Chester (now Lancaster) Co PA 

To Jacob Baylor, Surveyor General. "Warrant Book, 1700-1714, p 229. On the 23d of October, the land was surveyed and divided among the Meylins, Herrs, Kendigs and others of the company. By warrant, dated July 5, 1712, there were surveyed, November 1, 1712, Pequea, now Strasburg township, for Amos Strettle, 3380 acres, who afterwards sold it in smaller tracts; the principal persons to whom he sold prior to 1734, were. . .Henry Shank, Ulrich Brackbill . . Martin Miller. . .John Bowman, Valentine Miller, Jacob Hain, John Herr. . . . . . .Having spent some time in preliminary arrangements, he [Martin Kendig] and a company of Swiss and some Germans, bade a lasting adieu to their old homes, and dissolved the tender ties of friendship with those whom they left. With his company, consisting of the residue of some of those in America, and of Peter Yordea, Jacob Miller, Hans Tschantz, Henry Funk, John Houser, John Bachman, Jacob Weber, Schlegel, Venerick, Guldin, and others, he returned to the new home, where they were all cordially embraced by their fathers and friends. The Swiss settlement received an augmentation in 1715-16 and 17; besides those already named, were. . .Michael Shank. . .Jacob Landis. . .Michael Miller. . .Jacob Boehm. . . . During the year 1727, more than a thousand Palatines arrived in Pennsylvania; among these were the names of Diffenderfer, Ekman, Meyer, Bowman, Eberlee, Zug, Shultze, Funk, Frantz, and others.

     Married c. 1718 in Pequea Creek, Chester (now Lancaster) Co PA to Maudlin Kendig b. c. 1703 Unterbiegelhof, Heidelburg, Palatinate of the Rhine
     Migrated  before 1722 to Earle Twp, Chester (now Lancaster) Co PA
     1724 Settled Weber Thal, Earle Township, Chester (now Lancaster) Co PA
     1729 Lancaster Co split from Chester Co PA
     Died 6/1745 Earle Twp, Lancaster Co PA
     Buried Weaverland Cemetery, Earle Twp, Lancaster Co PA 

Note: RMW2 Weaver.ged From Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Married Magdalena Maudlin Kendig, 1703 1758 1721 and 1723, Jacob, George, and Henry along with brotherinlaw David Martin obtained over 3000 acres in \"weber Thal\", now known as Weaverland. Jay D. Weaver has in his possession a map of this tract. Buried at Weber\Martin (Old Weaverland) Cem, East Earl Twp, Lancaster Co., PA (no stone)

Weaverland named after him and his 2 brothers who settled there. Son of Johann Anton Weber and Maria Margaretha Herr. Husband of Maudlin Kendig.

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Heinrich Herr Weber's Timeline

May 1690
Schaffhausen, Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Blue Ball, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 26
Age 26
Pequea Creek Settlement, Strasburg Twp., Chester Co., PA
Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Weaverland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (USA)
December 25, 1731
East Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States