Reverend Johann Jacob Herr Weber

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Reverend Johann Jacob Herr Weber

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Death: January 25, 1747 (58-59)
Weaverland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Weaverland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans "Johann Anton" Weber and Margaretha Sieber Weber
Husband of Anna Cecelia Weber
Father of Jacob B. Weaver; Hans 'John' B. Weaver; Anna B Rutt; Henry Weaver; George Weaver and 5 others
Brother of John Herr Weber; Heinrich 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: Mennonite preacher, Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Reverend Johann Jacob Herr Weber

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46910825

In 1747, two years after the death of his brother Henry, the older brother, Jacob, also the father of a large family, who were older than Henry's family, died in the home founded by him, also on the east banks of Blue Ball Run, at or about the same place where the farm home of Isaac H. Nolt is maintained. His home farm contained over 500 acres, which is now divided into eleven separate farms, and at several places being parts of other farms. The stone meeting house, where the Weaverland Conference Mennonites worship, and the large graveyard, containing over two thousand graves, are also parts of this original farm. One half of the village of Blue Ball also occupies a strip of this plantation.

His will, made a short time before his death, was also set aside and the family made a division of the real estate to suit themselves, by a mutual agreement, and a Benjamin Bowman administered on the personal property, filing his account (which remains in the Lancaster Court House records) in 1762. Bowman, was no doubt a brother, or at least a near relative to the widow, as she was, Anna Bauman, a daughter of Wendel Bauman, who belonged to the first Swiss settlement on the Pequea. She, like the widow of his brother, Henry, also survived her husband many years. It is safe to believe that tradition is correct in the saying that these brothers were interred in this enclosure, close together.

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Jacob, a farmer and Mennonite Preacher, was the son of Johann Anton Weber and Maria Margarethe (Herr) Weber of Switzerland. He came to America with his parents in 1710. In 1717 they moved to Weaverland, Lancaster Co., PA. He married Anna Bauman in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and they had 5 boys and 4 girls named: Samuel, John Jacob, Mary, Anna, Elizabeth, Henry, George and Barbara. His wife was also his cousin as his mother in-law was his mother's sister. At birth all of Jacob's brothers and sisters took their father's last name of Weber. But all of Jacob's children were given the name "Weaver". It is unknown if Jacob actually changed his own name during his life time. Inscription: New Gravestone Inscription: "Jakob Weber 1688 - 1747 Anna Bauman Weber 1703 - 1777". Note: Jakob not Jacob on new tombstone. Old stone to the right on the new one.


Jacob a farmer and Mennonite Preacher was the son of Johann Anton Weber and Maria Margarethe (Herr) Weber of Switzerland. He came to America with his parents in 1710. In 1717 they moved to Weaverland, Lancaster Co., PA.

He married Anna Bauman in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and they had 5 boys and 4 girls named: Samuel, John Jacob, Mary, Anna, Elizabeth, Henry, George and Barbara.

His wife was also his cousin as his mother in-law was his mother's sister.

At birth all of Jacob's brothers and sisters took their father's last name of Weber. But all of Jacob's children were given the name "Weaver". It is unknown if Jacob actually changed his own name during his life time


Married his first cousin. His mother and his wife's mother were sisters.
Farmer and Mennonite preacher. Came to America in 1710.

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Reverend Johann Jacob Herr Weber's Timeline

1688
January 1688
Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland
1721
1721
Weaverland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1721
Weaverland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
1723
January 11, 1723
East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1727
1727
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
1728
September 11, 1728
Weaverland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1732
February 22, 1732
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1733
1733
Weaverland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA