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Jacob
1793 - 1879


1st child of Peter Weeter

JACOB was the 1st of 11 children known to have been born to our earliest known ancestors PETER Weeter (1) and his wife Catharine (Ober/Over)
*** The JACOB Weeter Family ***
Compiled by Gary Kent Weeter



1. JACOB Weeter
    b. 1793
    d. 1879 (17 December)
  mar. Christina Jane “Jennie” Christman (Crispan,Crisban)
    b. 1805
    d. 1892

Children (9)

1.1   JOHN C.  1822 - 1889
1.2   Catharine  1828 - 1910
1.3   PETER  1830 - 1896
1.4   FREDERICK G.  1833 - 1909
1.5   GEORGE  1834 - unknown
1.6   Christina Jane  1836 - 1897
1.7   ZACHARIAH  1839 - 1914
1.8   HENRY  1845 - unknown
1.9   JOSEPH  ca. 1848 – 1850/1860

1.1       JOHN C. Weeter

            b. 1822

            d. 1889 (5 November)

            bur. Presbyterian cemetery, Callensburg, Clarion County (Pennsylvania)

            mar.     Ann Jane Dehart

                        b. 1833

                        d. 1893 (25 July)

            1.1A    DAVID A. Weeter

                        b. 1851 (5 October)

                        d. 1933 (8 January)

                        bur. Churchville cemetery, Curllsville (Pennsylvania)

                        mar.     Harriet E. Jordan [1]

                                    b. 1853

                                    d. 1917

                        1.1A1  JOHN S. Weeter

 

                        1.1A2  ALVIN Weeter

 

                        1.1A3  GEORGE GARFIELD Weeter [2]

                                    b. 1886 (23 September)

                                    d. 1980 (10 September)

 

                        1.1A4 Nancy “Nannie” Weeter

                                    mar. Warren Myers

 

                        1.1A5 Pearl Weeter

 

                        1.1A6 Ivy Weeter

 

            1.1B     Lavina Jane Weeter                             

                        b. 1852/1854

                        mar. William George Sedwick

 

            1.1C    Mary C. Weeter

                        b. 1856 

 

            1.1D    Elmira M. Weeter

                        b. 1858 

 

            1.1E     Eliza Weeter

                        b. 1860

            1.1F     Margaret Weeter

                        b. 1862 

                        mar. William Beatty

            1.1G    Sarah Weeter

                        b. 1864 

            1.1H    WILLIAM P. Weeter

                        b. ca. 1865

                        1.1H1 KENNETH  D. Weeter

                        1.1H2 Olive M. Weeter

            1.1I      Elizabeth Ann Weeter  

                        b. 1868

                        mar. John C. Cook

            1.1J      JOHN H. Weeter [3]

                        {unknown if ever married}

                        b. 1870 (May) 

                        * twin to Francis Augustine

            1.1K    Frances Augustine Weeter

                        b. 1870 (May)

                        * twin to John H.

            1.1L     Olive Pearl Weeter

                        b. 1872 

                        mar. John McCall

            1.1M    GEORGE  THOMAS Weeter [4]

                        b. 1874 (20 July)

                        d. 1942 (3 October)

                        mar.     Rose B. Dotson

                                    b. 1875 (30 May)

                                    d. 1958 (3 March)

                        1.1M1 Dorothea Orpha Weeter

                                    b. 1897

 

                        1.1M2 Hildred Marion Weeter

                                    b. 1899 (5 February)

                                    d. 1995 (13 March)

                                    mar.     Edwin Wilkes Linder

           

                                    1.1M2a            Dr. George Thomas Linder [5]

                                                            b. 1933 (16 July)

                                                > Joseph Arthur Linder [6]

                                                > Kevin Dotson Linder

                        1.1M3  GEORGE  NOEL Weeter

                                    b. 1900 (7 July) Cairo (West Virginia)

                        d. 1986 (5 February)                           

 

                        1.1M4 HAROLD  DOTSON Weeter

                                    b. 1904 (24 March)

                                    d. 1983 (13 September)

 

 

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1.2       Catharine (Weeter) 1st Weiter (Henry) 2nd Reese (John)

b. 1828 (19 June)

d. 1910 (3 August)

bur. Presbyterian cemetery, Callensburg (Pennsylvania)

 

Catharine          mar. 1st            1854

                        Henry Weiter (Weeter, Weater, Weter) [7]                    

                        b. 1832/1833

                        d. 1863 (20 January) at age 30

 

1.2A    ISAIAH Weiter/Weeter

                        b. 1855 (20 July)

                        d. 1935           

bur. Starr cemetery, Nineveh (Pennsylvania)

mar.     Lauretta M. Shively

b. 1851

d. 1926 (16 March)

 

1.2A1  WILLIAM M. Weeter

b. 1877

d. 1945

 

1.2A2 Sarah “Sadie” A. Weeter

b. 1880

mar. ? Weaver

 

1.2A3 Mamie Weeter [8]

                        b. 1882

 

1.2A4  CHARLES A. Weeter [9]

b. 1891

d. 1958 (1 January)

 

1.2A5 Ivy Weeter

 

1.2B     WILLIAM  WARREN Weeter

{unknown if ever married}

b. 1857 (24 February)

 

1.2C    Elizabeth AliceWeeter

b. 1858 (5 March)

d. 1863 (1 February)

 

1.2D    Mary Elsa Weeter

b. 1859 (28 August)

d. 1863 (2 June)

 

1.2E     Elvira (Elmira) Malissa Weeter

b. 1861 (28 April)

d. 1914 (20 October)

 

1.2F     Emma Jane Weeter

b. 1863 (4 May)

    

Catharine          mar. 2nd 1865

John Reese

 

1.2G    George B. McClellan Reese

b. 1865 (16 November)

d. 1939 (11April) [10]

 

1.2H    Candis M. Reese

b. 1868 

 

1.2I      Annie J.  Reese

b. ca. 1868/1869

 

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1.3       PETER Weeter

{never married}

b. 1830 (19 June)

d. 1896 (24 October)


1.4       FREDERICK G. Weeter

            b. 1833 (15 September)

            d. 1909 (1 December)

            mar.     Margaret Bartlett

                        b. 1839 (20 August)

                        d. 1881 (28 November)

            bur. Prebyterian cemetery, Callensburg (Pennsylvania)

 

                        1.4A    Jane “Jennie” Elmira Weeter

                        mar. Adam Wentling [11] 1886 (10 November)

            1.4B    ELMER  ELLSWORTH       Weeter [12]      

                        b. 1870 (March 12)     

                        d. 1936 (Dec 26)

                        mar.     Caroline “Carrie” Snyder 1889 (16 ? 23October)  Carry

                                    b. 1869 (Jan 4)

                                    d. 1960 (17 March)

                        1.4B1  EARL FREDERICK Weeter

                                    b. 1890 (Aug 19)

                                    d. 1968 (May 6)

                        1.4B2  HARRY OWEN Weeter

                                    b. 1892 (Mar 2)

                                    d. 1965 (May 5)

                                    mar.     Margaret J. Snow

                                                b. 1897 (June 6)

                                                d. 1974 (Jan 5)

                                    bur. Butler, PA

 

                                    1.4B2a              Clifford Earl Weeter

                                                            b. 1916 (Apr 21)

                                                            d. 1981 (Sept 2)

                                                            mar.     Eleanor “Jean” Allen

                                                                        b. Oct 6, 1915

                                                                        d. Mar 30, 2001

 

                                                1.4B2a-1  Bruce Allen Weeter

                                                            b. 1943 (Mar 3)

                                                            mar. Diane Duval (Dv)

                                                            mar. Georgia Gail Neal  3/15/1997

                                                            b.Mar 28, 1967

                                                            Deborah Susan (Fitzgerald)  b.Mar 27, 1965

                                                            Kaaren Ann (Ross)  b. Dec 12, 1967

                                                            Stacy Jo Weeter (Jarvis)  b. June 28, 1973

                                                1.4B2a-2  Douglas Owen Weeter

                                                            b. 1944 (July 22)

                                                            mar. Linda Gay Brown  1/21/1984

                                                                    b. Dec 26 1952

                                                                        Clifford Edward Weeter  b. Jan 14, 1987

                                                                        Melissa Amber Weeter  b. Feb 14. 1989

 

 

1.4C    Lavina E. Weeter

                        mar. Irwin Cope 1893 (27 July)

 

1.4D    Margaret A. Weeter

                        mar. D. D. Hannold 1893 (6 December)

 

 

1.4E     Pearl O. Weeter [13]                 

                                    mar. Charles Best 1890 (3 July)

 

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1.5       GEORGE Weeter

            {unknown if ever married}

b. 1834

d. unknown

           

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1.6       Christina Jane Weeter [14]

{never married}

b. 1836

d. 1897 (5 January)

 

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1.7       ZACHARIAH Weeter

{never married}

b. 1839 (4 May)

d. 1914 (30 April)

 

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1.8       HENRY Weeter

{never married}

b. 1845

d. unknown

 

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JOSEPH Weeter

b. ca. 1848

d. 1850/1860

           

 

Following are some  “Tidbits” of information obtained by the author regarding

 JACOB Weeter (1793 – 1879), his children and several of his grandchildren.

 

 

1.                     JACOB Weeter

 

born                 1793

* Burks (sic) County (Pennsylvania)

 

died                  1879 (17 December) [15] 

age 87

Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania)

 

buried               unknown

 

married Christena Jane “Jennie” CHRISTMAN [16]

b. 1805 (2 April)

Kittanning (Pennsylvania)

 

d. 1892 (April)

{at age 87 years and 23 days}

{cause of death dropsy incident to age}

 

bur. 1892 (25 April) Callensburg, Clarion County (Pennsylvania)

 

 

There remains some confusion as to “where” Jacob (1793 – 1879) was born.

 

Information contained on the 1909 Pennsylvania death certificate of Jacob’s son Frederick G. Weeter (1833 – 1909) states that the decedent’s father Jacob was born in BURKS (sic) County, PENNSYLVANIA. This misspelling of the county name most likely refers to BERKS (or less likely Bucks) County – both eastern Pennsylvania counties. The person who provided the “BURKS” County entry on Frederick G. Weeter’s 1909 death certificate was Frederick G.’s son Elmer E. Weeter i.e. a grandson to Jacob Weeter.

 

In the author’s opinion, the direct son - father relationship between the person providing the information (son Elmer E.) and the decedent (father Frederick G.) lends considerable credence to the validity of the entry “BURKS” as to Jacob’s place of birth. Disappointingly, the Pennsylvania death certificates of Frederick G.’s siblings (i.e. Christina d. 1897; Catharine d. 1910; and Zachariah d. 1914) simply list their father Jacob’s “place of birth” as “Pennsylvania” – no county given.

 

According to the 1900 U.S. Census report enumerating Jacob’s son Zachariah (1839 – 1914), Zachariah reported that both of his parents (i.e. Jacob and Christena Jane (Christman) were born in MARYLAND. In the early years of our country, parts of what is today southern Pennsylvania were indeed laid claim to by both Maryland and Virginia. This census report “adds” a bit more confusion to the matter.

 

 

 

Establishing Jacob’s place of birth would provide an important “clue” in establishing “where” Jacob’s father Peter Weeter (1) lived before 20 March 1790. Peter (1) – our earliest known Weeter ancestor – is known to have arrived in Peters Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania in March 1790 when Peter (1) was about 30 years of age. Where Peter Weeter (1) lived for the first 30 years of his life (ca. 1757 – 1790) remains a family history research “mystery”. [17]

 

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1833 (5 March) Peter (1) and wife Catharine (Ober/Over) Weeter of Toby Township, Armstrong County (Pennsylvania) sold their son Jacob Weeter (also of Toby Township) 126 acres for $800.00. This land bordered lands of George and Samuel Fox. See Armstrong County Deed Book AC 2, page 164 - 165. Seller Peter Weeter (1) acquired this land from James Allison on 10 May 1822. See Armstrong County Deed Book AC 3 and 4, pages 399 – 400 and Armstrong County Deed Book AC 1, page ?07.

 

Jacob turned around on the same day (5 March 1833) and sold the 126 acre tract to his younger brother John Weeter. See Armstrong County Deed Book A 2, page 164 - 165.

 

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Note

It is unclear “why” Jacob bought the land from his father Peter Weeter (1) on 5 March 1833 and in turn sold it to his younger brother John Weeter on the very same day; that is, “why” did John Weeter not purchase the land directly from his father Peter Weeter (1) rather than “passing” the land first through older brother Jacob Weeter?

 

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1838 (11 September) Jacob Weeter and neighbor George Elliott (both of Toby Township) reached agreement whereby Jacob Weeter paid Mr. Elliott $50.00 and Mr. Elliott in turn gave up all claim to a 6 acres/1 perch parcel between the Christman and Elliott tracts. See Clarion County Deed Book 1, page 40.

 

Note

Tax reporting ref. Jacob Weeter for the years 1841 through 1850 are part of the old tax books marked “TOBY TOWNSHIP” and located in the office of Clarion County’s Tax Assessor. Beginning in 1851, tax reporting ref. Jacob Weeter are part of old tax books marked “LICKING TOWNSHIP” (also located in the office of Clarion County’s Tax Assessor). Nonetheless, all property owned by Jacob Weeter during his lifetime was just outside the town of Callensburg – part of what is today Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania). It should also be noted that all surname spellings used in early tax records are “Weeter” (unless otherwise noted by the author e.g. Weater/Weter).

 

TOBY Township (Clarion County) 1841 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, 129 acres (from warranter Wm Amberson), 50 acres, 1 mare/gelding and 2 cows” 

Toby Township 1842 tax records list “Jacob Weter, 129 acres, 110 acres, 2 houses, 2 mares/geldings and 2 cows/cattle, total assessed value $527.00”

 

1842 (16 August), Jacob and wife Jane Weeter (of Toby Township) sold a 50 acre tract in Toby (now Licking) Township to Peter Weeter.[18]  The 50 acre tract, which bordered the lands of Peter Weeter, George Elliott, Henry Weeter and Joseph Witmer, was sold for $600.00. See Clarion County Deed Book 27, page 346.  Jacob Weeter had purchased the 50 acre tract a decade earlier (18 April 1831 or 1832) from his father and mother-in-law Frederick and Jane Christman.

 

Toby Township 1843 tax records list “Jacob Weater, 80 acres , 40 acres, 1 house, 1 cow, total assessed value $398.00”

Toby Township 1844 tax records list “Jacob Weater, 270 acres with 80 acres at @ $3.00 acre/40 acres @ $1.00 acre/150 acres @ $3.00 acre, 1 house, 1 yoke oxen, 2 cows, total assessed value $906.00”

Toby Township 1845 tax records list “Jacob Weater, 120 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, 120 acres transferred from Abraham Frampton”

Toby Township 1847 tax records list “Jacob Weater, 255 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows,  bought 50 acres from Levi Mayo/May and 85 acres from ? Fore” 

Toby Township 1848 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, 215 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows, total assessed value $926.00”

Toby Township 1849 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, 215 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows, total assessed value $488.00”

Toby Township 1850 tax records list “Jacob Weater, 193 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer, total assessed value $78.00”

 

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Note

The author has taken note of the wide fluctuations in the number of acres owned by Jacob Weeter and reported in early tax recordsing – that is 129, 143, 215 etc.; the author has no explanation for such swings in reporting.

 

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U.S. Census of 1850 for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on the Jacob Weeter family: Jacob age 57; Jane age 45; children John age 24, Catharine age 22, Peter age 20, Frederick age 18, George age 17, Christina age 14, Zachariah age11, Henry age 6, and Joseph 2. [19]

 

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Note

Because U.S. Census records for 1840 and earlier only contain the gender (male/female) and age range (e.g. under 5), the author has not included U.S. Census information prior to 1850 on the 11 children of Peter (1) and Catharine (Ober/Over) Weeter.

 

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LICKING Township (Clarion County) 1851 tax records list “Jacob Weater, 143 acres , 50 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, 1 yoke oxen, total assessed value $748.00”

Licking Township 1852 tax records list “Jacob Weater, 143 acres, 50 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows, total assessed value $613.00”

Licking Township 1853 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, 129 acres, 50 acres, 1 mare/gelding and 2 cows”

Licking Township 1854 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, 143 acres, 2 horses, 3 cows, 1 yoke oxen”

Licking Township 1857 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, 130 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows, 50 acres”

Licking Township 1858 tax records list” Jacob Weeter, 150 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows, farmer, 50 acres”

 

1858 Jacob and his wife Jane Weeter of Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) sold two tracts in Licking Township:

 

83 acres/112 perches [20]

* sold on 28 April 1858 for $2008.17 to their sons Peter (b. 1830) and Frederick G. Weeter (b. 1833). This property bordered on the lands of Jacob’s daughter (and Frederick G.’s sister) Christena Jane Weater (b. 1836), A. Caldwell and William Elliott. See Clarion County Deed Book 6, page 70. The earlier history of this tract showed that it was at one time part of a larger tract the David Lawson’s estate sold to the author’s great, great grandparents Henry Weeter (2) and his wife Fanny (Frey/Fry) Weeter on 12 Mary 1842. Henry (2) turned around and sold this property to his older brother Jacob on 20 August 1842.

 

3 acres/122 perches

* sold on 10 May 1858 for $62.00 to their sons Peter (b. 1830) and Frederick G. Weeter (b. 1833). See Clarion County Deed Book 6, page 161. This transfer involved land bordering on property owned by Jacob’s daughter (and Peter and Frederick G.’s sister) Christena Jane Weater (b. 1836), John Murray and F.G. Crany. Jacob had acquired this land from Samuel and Joseph Fox in 1849 (or 4 April 1856 ???) – land that the Foxes had owned since 1816.

 

Licking Township 1859 tax records list “Jacob Weter, 50 acres”

 

1859 (6 May), Jacob sold two parcels in Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania).He sold 84 acres to his son Peter (b. 1830) and 63 acres to his son Frederick G. Weeter (b. 1833). See Sheriff’s Deed Book 1, page 185 and Sheriff and Treasurers Deed Direct Index ref. Item # 3601, page 181. At the time of the sales, Jacob’s sons Peter (age 29) and Frederick G. (age 26 or 27) were still living with their parents Jacob and Christina Jane (Christman) Weeter. Peter never married and Frederick G. married a few years later.

 

1860 U.S. Census for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following information for the Jacob Weiter family: Jacob age 67, farmer; Jane age 55; children Peter age 30, Frederick age 28, George age 26, Jane age 24, Zachariah age 20 and Henry age 14. A notation to the 1860 census report states that Jacob owned real estate valued at $4,000.00 and personal property valued at $500.00. See U.S. Census, roll 1095, page 70 - 70.

 

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Note

No mention is made in the 1860 U.S. Census of a child named Joseph (as was reported in the 1850 U.S. Census as “Joseph, age 2”) i.e. born ca. 1845. It appears therefore that Jacob and Christina Jane (Christman) Weeter’s son Joseph died at an early age (1850s or before 1860).

 

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Licking Township 1860 tax records list “Jacob Weter, 50 acres, farmer”

Licking Township 1861 tax records list “Jacob Weater, 50 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1862 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, laborer”

Licking Township 1865 tax records list “Jacob Weeter SR., laborer”

Licking Township 1866 tax records list “Jacob Weater, laborer”

Licking Township 1867 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, laborer (aged)”

Licking Township 1868 tax records list “Jacob Weater SR.”

Licking Township 1869 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, laborer (old), total assessed value $20.00”

 

1870 U.S. Census for Licking Township, Clarion County, Curllsville Post Office, (Pennsylvania) reported the following information for the Jacob Weter family: Jacob age 78, retired farmer; Jane age 65 keeps house; children Peter age 40, Jane age 28. [21]

 

Licking Township 1870 tax records list “Jacob Weeter, laborer (old)”

Licking Township 1871 tax records list “Jacob Weter (his named is crossed out with notation “+”), 143 acres , 2 horses, 3 cows, 1 yoke oxen”

Licking Township 1872 tax records list “Jacob Weeter SR., laborer (aged)”

 

*          JACOB Weeter died on 17 December 1879; it is not known where he is buried.

 

The Christmas Day edition of the Clarion Democrat newspaper (page 3, R3) reported that JACOB Weeter died in Licking Township on December 17, 1879, at the age of 97 (sic) – actually Jacob (b. 1793) was age 87 at the time of his death.

 

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1.1       JOHN C. Weeter

1822 – 1889

 

son of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

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LICKING Township (Clarion County) 1848 tax records list “John C. Weeter as a laborer working as a coal digger”

 

1853 (22 February) John C. Weeter purchased 2 acres/20 perches in “Sarah Valley” from Abraham Frampton. See Clarion County Deed Book 4, page 219 (same as Deed Book D).

 

1854 (27 February) while living in Callensburg Borough, John C. Weeter sold the 2 acre/20 perch tract in “Sarah Valley” to his younger brother Peter Weeter for $250.00. See Clarion County Deed Book 4 (D), page 218.

 

Licking Township 1854 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 1 house, 1 lot, 1 acre”

Licking Township 1855 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 1 acre, 1 cow, farmer”

Licking Township 1857 tax records list “John Weeter, 3 cows, tenant”

 

1857 (15 April) John C. Weeter purchased a Licking Township “lot” from John Hanna. See Clarion County Deed Book 5, page 512.

 

Licking Township 1858 tax records list “John Weeter, 6 acres (bought from Christopher Piper, Sarah Valley No. 33), 1 yoke of oxen, laborer”

Licking Township 1859 tax records list “John Weter, 6 acres, 1 cow”

Licking Township 1860 tax records list “John Weter, 6 acres, 1 cow, laborer”

 

U.S. Census of 1860 for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on the John C. Weiter family: John C. farmer, age 35; wife Ann J. age 28; children David A. age 9, Lovina J. age 6, Mary C. age 4, Eliz. L.Wilson age 17 and Almira age 2. See U.S. Census roll 1095, page 7.

 

Licking Township 1861 tax records list “John Weater, 6 acres,  miner”

Licking Township 1862 tax records list “John Weeter, 6 acres, 1 cow”

Licking Township 1863 tax records list “John Weeter, 6 acres, 3 cows, miner”

Licking Township 1864 tax records list “John Weeter, 6 acres, 3 cows, coal miner”

Licking Township 1865 tax records list “John Weeter, 6 acres, 1 horse”

Licking Township 1866 tax records list “John Weeter, 6 acres”

 

1866 (3 April) John C. Weeter and wife Anne Jane of Licking Township sell 6 acres to John C.’s younger brother Frederick G. Weeter for $600.00. Seller John C. Weeter reserved for himself all rights to petroleum found on the land. This land bordered lands of the public road, Solomon Shirey (now Henry Weeter land), William Dunkle, Samuel Kifer and H.J. Kernot. See Clarion County Deed Book 12, page 120.

 

Licking Township 1867 tax records list “John Weeter, 6 acres, 3 cows, distiller”

Licking Township 1868 tax records list “John C. Weater, coal digger”

1868 (10 March) John C. Weeter purchased a 44 acre/80 perch Licking Township tract from Thomas Brizzle. See Clarion County Deed Book 13, page 16.

 

1868 (25 March) John C. Weeter sells land rights to Henry Barr for the purpose of “opening a coal bank, running a drift of mining, digging and taking out of bituminous coal”. See Clarion County Deed Book 13, page 40. John C. Weeter had bought the land from Thomas Brizel on 10 March 1868 and sold the rights to Henry Barr for $90.00 the same month. John C. continued however to retain the right to till and use the land for farming practices so as not to deprive the other party of mining.

 

U.S. Census of 1870 for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on the John C. Weter family: John C., age 46, day laborer; wife Jane age 30; children David age 18, Lavina age 16, Mary age 14, Almira age 12, Eliza age 10, Margaret age 8, Sarah age 6, William age 4, Elizabeth age 3, John age 1/12 (twin) and Frances age 1/12 (twin). See U.S. Census roll 1326, sheet 473, page 11, 77-79)

 

Licking Township 1870 tax records list John C. twice as “John C. Weeter, 3 horses, 2 cows, coal digger” and “John C. Weter, 44 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, farmer”

Licking Township 1872 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 44 acres 2 horses, 1 cow”

Licking Township 1873 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 2 horses, 2 cows”

Licking Township 1874 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 50 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, farmer”

Licking Township 1875 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 50 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer”

Licking Township 1876 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 50 acres, 2 horses, 1 spring wagon, farmer”

 

1876 (11 February) John C. Weeter and wife Jane sold a 2 acre/92 perch parcel in Licking Township tract to his eldest son David A. Weiter (1851 – 1933) for the price of $1000.00. See Clarion County Deed Book 21, page 559.This land bordered land along the public road and lands of seller John C. Weeter and James Wilson.

 

Licking Township 1877 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 50 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, farmer”

Licking Township 1878 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 50 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, 1 buggy, farmer”

Licking Township 1879 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 50 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, 1 buggy, farmer”

Licking Township 1880 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 48 acres, 2 horses, 1 buggy, farmer”

 

U.S. Census of 1880 for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on the John C. Weter family: John C., age 54, born Pennsylvania; wife Jane age 44; children Margaret A. age 16, William P. age 13, Lizzie A. age 12, John W. age 10, Frances A. age 10, Olive P. age 9, George T. age 6. See U.S. Census box T 769, roll 159, film 1117, page 18.

 

Licking Township 1881 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 48 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, 1 buggy, farmer”

Licking Township 1882 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 48 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, 1 buggy, farmer”

Licking Township 1883 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 48 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, farmer”

Licking Township 1884 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 48 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, 1 buggy, farmer”

Licking Township 1885 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 48 acres”

Licking Township 1887 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 48 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer”

Licking Township 1889 tax records list “John C. Weeter, 48 acres, 2 cows, farmer”

           

John C. Weeter died on 5 November 1889.

 

1891 (25 August) David A. Weeter, son of John C. Weeter (deceased), was appointed Administrator of his father’s estate and as such is in due form of law committed to all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits which were of John C. Weeter, late of Licking Township. The personal estate of John C. Weeter was insufficient for payment of his debts so David A. Weeter sold 44 acres of John C. Weeter’s land to John L. Beatty for $400.00. This land bordered lands of John McCall, ? Willman, Miles McCall and James Wilson. See Clarion County Deed Book 49, pages 436 through 439.

Licking Township 1891 tax records list “John C. Weeter heirs, 48 acres”      

 

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1.1A    DAVID A. (Allen) Weeter [22]

1851 – 1933

 

son of John C. Weeter (1822 – 1889)

grandson of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

great grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

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Note

David A. Weeter married 1st Harriet E. “Lizzie” (Jordan) with whom he had six children; after Harriet’s death (1917), David A. is believe to have married 2nd Rebecca (surname unknown); and at some point around 1932 (or earlier), David A. married 3rd Elizabeth Alice (surname unknown).

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U.S. Census of 1880 for Perry Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on the David Weeter family: David, age 27, ? coal at car; Harriet age 26, keeping house; children John S. age 8, Alvin age 6, Nancy J. age 4, Mary L. age 2 and infant daughter 4 months.

 

1888 (25 April) David A. Weeter purchased 52 acres in Perry Township, Clarion County from a Mr. Terwilliger. See Clarion County Deed Book 46, page 108 – 109.

 

1891 (25 August) David A. Weeter of Perry Township, Clarion County and wife Harriet E. Weeter sold 2 acres and 92 perches in Licking Township, Clarion County to John L. Beatty. The land borders lands of James Wilson and the public road. See Clarion County Deed Book 49, page 436. This land was originally conveyed on 11 February 1876 to David A. Weeter by his father John C. Weeter and mother Jane Weeter.

 

1893 (28 March) David A. Weeter purchased 128 acres and 87 perches in Monroe Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) from Mr. Lerch. See Clarion County Deed Book 52, page 118.

 

1893 (28 September) Nancy “Nannie” J. Weeter, age 17 (reportedly the daughter of David A. and Harriet Weeter) married Warren Myers.

 

1894 (20 April) David A. Weeter and his wife Harriet E. Weeter of Monroe Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) sold 9 acres to Mary O. Corbett. See Clarion County Deed Book 54, page 353 (or 323).

 

1894 (31 May) Mary L. Weeter, age 16 (reportedly the daughter of David A. and Harriet Weeter) married David Fox.

 

1896 (27 July) David A. Weeter and his wife Harriet E.Weeter of Monroe Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) sold 20 acres to John A. Corbett for $300.00. See Clarion County Deed Book 57, page 502. This land borders land at the juncture of the Curllsville, Clarion and Frogtown roads and the property of the seller David A. Weeter.

 

1903 (2 December) David A. Weeter and wife Harriet E. Weeter of Monroe Township sold 128 acres and 87 perches to A.B. Smith. See Clarion County Deed Book 75, page 518. David A. Weeter bought this land on 28 March 1893 from Mr. Lerch.

 

1904 (3 December) David A. Weeter and Harriet E. Weeter of Porter Township sell land in Porter Township to J.H. Ernhoff. See Clarion County Deed Book 81, page 298.

 

1909 (13 March) David A. Weeter and Harriet E. Weeter of Monroe Township sell land in Monroe Township. See Clarion County Deed Book 92, page 90.

 

1909 (27 October) David A. Weeter and Harriet E. Weeter of Monroe Township sell land in Monroe Township. See Clarion County Deed Book 90, page 470.

 

1913 (13 December) David A. Weeter and Harriet E. Weeter of Piney Township sell land in Piney Township near Licking Creek. See Clarion County Deed Book 101, page 460.

 

1914 (6 November) D. A. Weeter of Piney Township sells land along the Curllsville to Sligo Road. See Clarion County Deed Book 100, page 436.

 

1917 (16 May) D. A. Weeter of Curllsville, Piney Township, single man, sells land in Piney Township. See Clarion County Deed Book 107, page 126.

 

1917 D. A. Weeter of Curllsville is mentioned in two other deeds. See Clarion County Deed Book 107, page 273 (13 August) and Clarion County Deed Book 107, page 280 (1 September).

1918 (2 January) D. A. Weeter and his 2nd wife Rebecca of Piney Township sell land. See Clarion County Deed Book 108, page 22.

 

1918 (15 April) D. A. Weeter and his 2nd wife Rebecca of Curllsville, Piney Township sell land. See Clarion County Deed Book 117, page 365.

 

1932 (25 May) D. A. Weeter and his 3rd wife, Elizabeth Alice of Monroe Township, sell land. See Clarion County Deed Book 132, page 54.

 

David A. Weeter died in 1933 (8 January) in Monroe Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) at the age of 82. Cause of death was general arteriosclerosis. He is buried at the Churchville cemetery Curllsville, Clarion County (Pennsylvania).

 

 

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1.2       Catharine (Weeter) Weiter (1st) Reese (2nd)

1828 – 1910

 

daughter of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

granddaughter of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

 

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In 1854, Catharine Weeter married 21 year old Ohio born carpenter Henry WEITER (Weeter/Weater/Weter).[23] 

 

Catharine and her 1st husband Henry Weiter (Weeter, Weter, Weater) were parents to six children

 

1.2A    ISAIAH ALVIN Weiter (Weeter)       

 

1.2B     WILLIAM WARREN Weiter (Weeter)

 

1.2C    Elizabeth Alice Weiter (Weeter)

1.2D    Mary Elsa Weiter (Weeter)

1.2E     Elvira (Elmira) Malissa Weiter (Weeter)

1.2F     Emma Jane Weiter (Weeter)

 

The following is what little information the author knows about Catharine’s 1st husband Henry Weiter.

 

Henry Weiter was born in Ohio ca. 1832/1833

 

In 1853 (12 March), Abraham Weaver and Daniel Walter received $1150.00 for 115 acres they sold in Washington Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) to one “Henry Weater” also of Washington Township. See Clarion County Deed Book C page 939.

 

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Note

Because there were atleast three persons named “Henry Weeter” living in Clarion County townships in the 1850s, it is difficult to identify just “who” the Henry Weeter is referred to in the above 1853 transaction.

 

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LICKING Township, Clarion County 1854 tax records list “Henry Weater” – “carpenter”

Licking Township 1857 tax records list “Henry Weeter, carpenter”

 

1858 (12 January) Henry Weeter is shown buying 13 acres and 4 perches from Solomon Shirey in“Sarah Valley”. See Clarion County Deed Book 6, page 53.

 

Licking Township 1858 tax records list “Henry Weeter, carpenter, 12 acres bought from Solomon Shirey.”

Licking Township 1859 tax records list “Henry Weter, carpenter, 13 acres and 1 cow”

 

U.S. Census of 1860 for Licking Township, Callensburg, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on the Henry Weiter family: Henry age 27, farmer, born in OHIO; wife Catharine age 31, born Pennsylvania; children Isaiah A. age 4, born Pennsylvania,William W. age 2, born Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth A. age 1, born Pennsylvania. See U.S. Census roll 1095, page 10, 71-71.

 

Licking Township 1860 tax records list “Henry Weter, carpenter, 13 acres and 2 cows”

Licking Township 1861 tax records list “Henry Weater, carpenter, 13 acres and 2 cows”

Licking Township 1862 tax records list “Henry Weeter, carpenter, 13 acres and 1 cow”

Licking Township 1863 tax records list “Henry Weeter, carpenter, 13 acres and 1 cow”

 

1863 (20 January) Catharine’s husband Henry Weiter (Weeter/Weater/Weter) died in Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) at the age of 30.

 

Henry Weiter’s estate was settled and taxes paid on 2 February 1863.

 

Clarion County court records pertaining to the estate of OHIO – born carpenter Henry Weiter include:

 

* Date of Letters: 2 February1863

* Registers Docket: A # 7 335

* Widow’s Appraisement: C 150

* Account Docket: o.c. Book C, page 167

* Docket Book B, page 329

* Petition for Sale of Real Estate: C 134

 

1864 (28 October) “carpenter” Henry Weeter’s estate Administrator Alexander Coldwell sold 13 acres and 4 perches to Catharine Weeter for $462.00. This land bordered on lands of John Weeter and others. See Clarion County Deed Book 8, page 555. It is “presumed” that the purchaser Catharine Weeter was the wife of decedent carpenter Henry Weiter, Weeter, Weater; however, the sale raises some question as to “why” (if the purchaser was Henry’s wife Catharine) did she need to purchase the land.

 

Licking Township 1865 tax records list “Henry Weeter HEIRS, 13 acres and 1 cow”

Licking Township 1866 tax records list “Henry Weeter heirs, 13 acres”

Licking Township 1867 tax records list “Henry Weeter heirs, 13 acres, 1 cow (transferred to Rum ? and Dunkle)”

 

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In 1865, Catharine remarried after her 1st husband Ohio-born carpenter Henry Weiter/Weeter’s death. Catharine’s 2nd husband was 37 year old John Reese Jr., the son of John Reese Sr. (1804 – 1893). John Reese Jr., known locally as “Uncle John”, lived in the village of Easton, Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania).

 

Catharine and her 2nd husband John Reese Jr. were parents to three children

 

1.2G    George B. McClellan Reese                             

1.2H    Candis M. Reese                                 

1.2I      Annie J. Reese (?)       

 

The following is what little information the author knows about Catharine’s 2nd husband John Reese Jr.

 

U.S. Census of 1870 for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on the John Reese family: John age 64; Catharine age 41; and children George B. (Reese) age 5, Elmira (Weter) age 8, Candis (Reese) age 3, and Annie J. age 2. 

 

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Catharine (Weeter) died on 3 August 1910 at age 82 of a uremic coma brought on by chronic pareuclymat (?) nephritis. She is buried at the Presbyterian cemetery Callensburg, Clarion County (Pennsylvania).

 

Her obituary (from the Clarion Democrat newspaper) reads …

 

“ REESE, Catherine – August 11, 1910 – Mrs. Catherine Reese, wife of John Reese, was born in Licking Twp, Clarion county, PA., June 19, 1828 and died August 3, 1910, aged 82 years, 1 month and 24 days. She was the daughter of Jacob Weeter and Christena Weeter. She was married to Henry Weeter in 1854 and to this union was born six children. She became a widow in 1863 and in 1865 was married to John Reese of Easton who for many years was popularly known as “Uncle John Reese” and to this union was born two children. All of the children who are living were present for the funeral; Mrs. J. F. Hummel, Mrs. Bart Minor, Mrs. Charles Johnson, J. A. Weeter and Dr. Geo B. M. Reese. She died at the residence of J. F. Hummel, two miles from Tylersburg Station and was laid to rest in the Callensburg Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wylie. She was a devoted Christian and a lifelong member of the United Brethren Church. She lived a happy and glorious life and died a peaceful and triumphant death, and her spirit passed to the great and everlasting Reservation of Eternal Life” [24]

 

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1.2A    ISAIAH ALVIN (aka Josiah Alan) Weiter/Weeter

b. 1855 (20 July)

d. 1935

 

son of Catharine (Weeter) (1828 – 1910) and Ohio – born Henry Weiter (1832/1833 – 1863)

grandson of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

great grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

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Isaiah appears in the U.S. Census of 1860 as age 4, son of Henry age 27 (born in Ohio) and Catherine Weiter.

 

Isaiah was age 9 in 1863 when his father Ohio – born  “carpenter” Henry Weiter (Weeter/Weater) died; after his father’s death, Isaiah went to live with his uncle Frederick G. Weeter who was Isaiah’s mother Catharine’s younger brother.

 

At age 15, Isaiah shows up in the 1870 U.S. Census as a farm laborer living with in his uncle Frederick G. Weeter in Licking Township, Curllsville P.O., Clarion County (Pennsylvania)

 

Isaiah Weter appears in the Licking Township, Clarion County U.S. Census of 1880 as age 24,

born in Ohio; wife Lauretta, age 28; children: William M. age 2, born Pennsylvania and Sarah A. age 6/12 born Pennsylvania. See U.S. Census box T 769, roll 159.

           

Licking Township tax records for 1881 list Isaiah as owning “1.5 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow, laborer”

Licking Township tax records for 1882 list Isaiah as owning “1.5 acres”

 

1891 (25 February) Loretta M. Weeter buys 100 acres in Ashland Township from George 

W. Shively. See Clarion County Deed Book 45, page 355.

 

U.S. Census of 1900 shows Isaiah, age 44, living in Ashland Township, Clarion County. Although Isaiah’s wife Lauretta (Shively) did not die until 1926, she is not listed with Isaiah in the U.S. Census of 1900. Perhaps this resulted from an error by the census taker or Isaiah and Lauretta were, for other reasons, no longer living together.

 

Isaiah Weeter died in 1935 and is buried in the Starr cemetery, the village of Nineveh, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) along with his wife Loretta/Lauretta (Shively) and the couple’s sons Wiliam M. and Charles A. Weeter.

 

 

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1.3       PETER Weeter

{never married}

1830 – 1896 [25]

 

son of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

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Peter worked most of his adult life as a “teamster” hauling mainly coal but also oats, corn, wheat, flour, hay, straw and rails and occasionally shucked corn.

 

LICKING Township (Clarion County) 1852 tax records list “Peter Weeter, single, 1 horse, laborer”

Licking Township 1853 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 1 horse, laborer”

Licking Township 1854 tax records list “Peter Weater, 2 horses”

Licking Township 1855 tax records list “Peter Weter, 1 horse, young man”

Licking Township 1857 tax records list “Peter Weeter, Sarah Valley, 2 acres”

Licking Township 1858 tax records list “Peter Weeter, Sarah Valley, 2 acres, laborer”

 

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Note

The 2 acre tract in Sarah Valley was the land Peter purchased in 1854 from his older brother John C. Weter. See Clarion County Deed Book 4 (D), page 218.

 

As early as 1858, Peter began to pick up and haul coal, corn, flour and the like to customers throughout the area – including deliveries to Lamartine, Salem Township, Clarion County, (Pennsylvania) to his uncle Henry Weeter (2) and to other residents of Lamartine including the Say, Shirey, Eshelman, Neely, and Berlin families. Peter is observed delivering farm products grown by his customers to the local granary – Washington Grain Company.

 

 

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Note

The author has a detailed 20 page account ledger (1858 – 1892) listing the names and farm products transported by Peter Weeter over the many years he worked as a teamster. Account entries show that Peter made deliveries to relatives John Weeter, Henry Weeter (2), Issac Dehart, John Reese and others.

 

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Licking Township 1859 tax records list “Peter Weter, 89 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows”

Licking Township 1860 tax records list “Peter Weater, 89 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows, farmer”

Licking Township 1861 tax records list “Peter Weater, 89 acres (occupant F. G. Weeter)”

Licking Township 1862 tax records list “Peter Weeter, Easton lot 2 acres and another 84 acres”

Licking Township 1863 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 2 acres and 84 acres”

Licking Township 1864 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 2 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows, farmer, 84 acres”

 

1864 (27 July) Peter bought 76 acres and 66 perches from Hannah Fox. See Clarion County Deed Book 9, page 134.

 

Licking Township 1867 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 2 horses, 3 cows, laborer”

Licking Township 1868 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 83 acres, 1 horse, 4 cows, 3 acres”

 

U.S. Census of 1870 for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on Peter Weter: Peter age 40, farmer; Jacob age 78, retired farmer; Jane age 65, keeping house; Jane age 28. 78-year old Jacob (1793 – 1879) and 65-year old Jane (1805 – 1893) are Peter’s father and mother who were living with their unmarried son Peter.

 

Licking Township 1870 tax records list “Peter Weter, 83 acres, 4 cows, farmer, 3 acres”

Licking Township 1871 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 83 acres, 4 cows, farmer, 3 acres”

Licking Township 1872 tax records list “Peter Weter, 83 acres, 3 cows, 3 acres”

Licking Township 1873 tax records list “Peter Weter, 83 acres, 3 cows, 3 acres”

Licking Township 1874 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 83 acres, 5 cows, farmer, 3 acres (limestone lot)”

 

1874 Peter sold 1 acre in Licking Township to John Elliott. See Clarion County Deed Book 21, page 131.

 

Licking Township 1875 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 83 acres, 5 cows, $100.00 money at interest, farmer, 3 acres” [26]

Licking Township 1876 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 83 acres, 2 horses, 3 cows, farmer, $100.00 money at interest, 3 acres (cultivated by self)”

Licking Township 1877 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 84 acres, 1 horse, 4 cows, farmer, 3 acres (vacant)”

Licking Township 1878 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 84 acres, 3 cows, farmer, 9 acres, 3 acres”

 

October and November 1878 ledger entries show teamster Peter hauling over 146 bushels of corn belonging to his uncle Henry Weeter (2) of Lamartine, Salem Township, Clarion County.

 

Licking Township 1879 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 84 acres, 5 cows, farmer, 9 acres, 3 acres”

 

1879 (2 April) Peter bought 9 acres and 85 perches from D.R. Frampton. See Clarion County Deed Book 23, page 434.

 

Licking Township 1880 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 80 acres, 7 cows, farmer, 9 acres Rupert lot”

 

the 1880 U.S. Census for Licking Township reported the following as “inhabitants” of Peter Weeter’s Licking Township home: Peter Weter age 50, farmer; Peter’s unmarried sister Jane (Christena Jane) age 44 and Peter’s unmarried brother, farm laborer Zachariah age 47 and Peter’s widowed mother Jane age 75 [27]

 

Licking Township 1881 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 80 acres, 6 cows, 1 buggy, farmer, 9 acres, 3 acres”

Licking Township 1882 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 80 acres, 6 cows, farmer, 9 acres, 3 acres”

 

1882 (7 August) Peter sold 4 acres and 83 perches in Licking Township to Eliza J. Lobaugh. See Clarion County Deed Book 34, page 82.

 

Licking Township 1883 tax records list “Peter Weter, 97 acres, 5 cows, farmer, 1.5 acres, 3 acres”

Licking Township 1884 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 97 acres, 5 cows, farmer, 1.5 acres, 3acres”

Licking Township 1885 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 97 acres, 6 cows, 1.5 acres, 3 acres”

Licking Township 1886 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 97 acres, farmer, 4 acres”

Licking Township 1887 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 97.5 acres, 7 cows, farmer, 3 acres”

Licking Township 1889 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 97.5 acres, 4 cows, 3 acres, 25 acres”

 

1890 (April) Peter hauled coal, flour meal, corn meal and shelled corn to his uncle Henry Weeter (2) who lived in nearby Lamartine, Salem Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania)

 

Licking Township 1892 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 97.5 acres, farmer, 4 acres”

Licking Township 1893 tax records list “Peter Weeter, 97 acres, farmer, 4 acres”

Licking Township tax records (tax year not readable) list “Peter Weeter, invalid”

 

1894 (24 May) Peter Weeter of Licking Township sold Amos Stewart two parcels of land for $2800.00– one of 100 acres and the other of 3 acres and 122 perches. This land borders the Licking Creek bridge crossing Licking Creek on the Callensburg to Rimersburg Road and the lands of Frederick G. Weeter, Zachariah Weeter, Hunter Frampton and John Elliott heirs. Witnessing this transaction was Peter’s younger brother Zachariah Weeter. See Clarion County Deed Book 52, page 526.

 

Peter Weeter died on 24 October 1896.

 

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1.4       FREDERICK G. Weeter

1833 – 1909

 

son of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

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LICKING Township (Clarion County) 1855 tax records list “Frederick Weter, young man, 1 horse”

Licking Township 1857 tax records list “Frederick Weeter, single man, 1 horse”

Licking Township 1859 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 49 acres”

Licking Township 1860 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 49 acres, 1 horse”

Licking Township 1861 tax records list “F. G. Weater, 49 acres, 1 horse, 4 cows, farmer”

Licking Township 1862 tax records list “Frederick G. Weeter, 68 acres, 1 horse, 3 cows,”

Licking Township 1863 tax records list “Frederick G. Weeter, 68acres, 1 horse, 3 cows”

Licking Townshiy 1864 tax records list “F. G. Weater, 88 acres, 1 horse, 3 cows, farmer”

 

1864 (4 March) Frederick G. Weeter bought 6 acres from a Mr. Kernkott. See Clarion County Deed Book 12, page 460.

 

1864 (27 March) Frederick G. Weeter bought 77 acres and 22 perches from his older brother Peter Weeter. See Clarion County Deed Book 12, page 461.

 

1864 (27 July) Frederick G. Weeter and his older brother Peter bought 76 acres and 66 perches from Mr. Fox. See Clarion County Deed Book 9, page 134.

 

1867 (27 March) Frederick G. Weeter, his wife Margaret and Frederick G.’s older brother Peter Weeter sold 77 acres and 22 perches to older brother Peter. See Clarion County Deed Book 12, page 461. This land, which borders other lands of sellers Peter and Frederick G. Weeter, was sold to Peter and Frederick G. Weeter by their father Jacob and mother Jane on 28 April 1858.

 

Licking Township 1865 tax records list “F. G. Weeter, 172 acres, 2 horses, 3 cows”

Licking Township 1866 tax records list “F. G. Weeter, 172 acres, 1 cow, farmer”

Licking Township 1867 tax records list “F. G. Weeter, 172 acres, 3 cows”

 

1867 (25 March)  Frederick G. Weeter and his wife Margaret and Frederick G.’s older brother Peter Weeter sold 3 acres and 122 perches to older brother Peter. This land borders lands of seller Frederick G. Weeter, John Murray and John Elliott. See Clarion County Deed Book 54, page 258. This 3 acre and 122 perch tract was part of the 76 acre and 66 perch tract Frederick G. and his older brother Peter bought from the Fox family on 27 July 1864.

 

1867 (27 March) Frederick G. Weeter, his wife Margaret and Frederick G.’s older brother Peter – all of Licking Township – sold 83 acres and 141 perches to older brother Peter for $2000.00. This land borders on lands of William Elliott, Samuel Kifer, seller Frederick G. Weeter, the public road and John Elliott. See Clarion County Deed Book 50, page 386. A portion of this land was sold by Jacob Weeter and wife Jane to their sons Peter Weeter and Frederick G. Weeter on 25 April 1858 and another portion was part of the 76 acre and 66 perch tract Frederick G. and his older brother Peter bought from the Fox family (Hannah, Samuel and Mary Fox) on 27 July 1864.

 

Licking Township 1868 tax records list “F. G. Weeter, 90 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow”

Licking Township 1870 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 90 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer”

 

the 1870 U.S. Census for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on the Frederick G. Weeter family: Frederick G. age 37, farmer; wife Margaret age 26;  children Jane age 4, Evaline age 2, Elmore 3/12, Jane Bartlett age 29 and Isaiah Weter age 15,  farm laborer. See U.S. Census sheet 468, page 1, 7-6, roll 1326.

 

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Note

Jane Bartlett may have been an older sister of Frederick G.’s wife Margaret (Bartlett); Isaiah Weter was Frederick G.’s nephew i.e. the son of Frederick G.’s older sister Catharine and Catharine’s 1st husband Henry Weiter (Weeter). Isaiah’s father, Ohio-born carpenter Henry Weiter died in 1863 when Isaiah was age 9. After his father’s death, Isaiah went to live with his uncle Frederick G. Weeter.

 

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Licking Township 1871 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 90 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer”

Licking Township 1872 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 90 acres, 3 horses, 2 cows”

Licking Township 1873 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 90 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows and $400.00 money at interest”

Licking Township 1874 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 89 acres, 3 horses, 2 cows, farmer and $500.00 money at interest”

Licking Township 1875 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 89 acres, 3 horses, 3 cows, and $500.00 money at interest”

Licking Township 1876 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 89 acres, 3 horses, 2 cows, farmer and $300.00 money at interest”

Licking Township 1877 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 89 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer and $230.00 money at interest”

 

1878 (12 August) Frederick G. Weeter bought 11 acres and 19 perches from Solomon Shirey. See Clarion County Deed Book 25, page 264.

 

Licking Township 1878 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 90 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer and $250.00 money at interest”

Licking Township 1879 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 90 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer and improvements $300.00 money at interest”

 

the 1880 U.S. Census for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania)  reported the following on the Frederick G. Weeter family: Frederick G. age 47, farmer; wife Margaret age 40; children Jane E. age 14, Elmer E. age 10, Lavina E. age 8,  Matilda P. age 6,  Margaret A. age 4 and  Olive P. age 1. See U.S. Census box T 769, roll 159.

 

Licking Township County 1880 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 84 acres, 2 horses, 3 cows, farmer and 10 acres Shirey lot”

Licking Township 1881 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 84 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer, $145.00 money at interest, 10 acres”

Licking Township 1882 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 84 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow, farmer, $300.00 money at interest, 10 acres”

Licking Township 1883 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 87 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows, 1 buggy, farmer, $400.00 money at interest, 11 acres”

Licking Township 1884 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 87 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, 1 buggy, farmer, returned $400.00 money at interest, 11 acres”

Licking Township 1885 tax records list “F. G. Weter, 87 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, 1 buggy, farmer, $300.00 money at interest, 11 acres”

 

1885 (7 December) Frederick G. Weeter bought 12 acres and 115 perches from Eliza Lobaugh. See Clarion County Deed Book 39, page 506.

 

1886 (15 July) Frederick G. Weeter and his 2nd wife Sallie of Licking Township received $350.00 for a 1 acre and 70 perch tract they sold to Frederick G.’s unmarried @ 50 year old younger sister Christena Jane Weeter. This land borders the old bridge across Licking Creek and the lands of seller Frederick G. Weeter. See Clarion County Deed Book 42, page 29. This land was part of land conveyed on 27 July 1864 to Frederick G. Weeter and his older brother Peter Weeter by Hannah Fox, Samuel M. and Mary R. Fox.

 

Licking Township 1886 tax records list “Fred Weeter, 85 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, 10 acres”

Licking Township 1887 tax records list “F. G. Weeter, 79 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer, 10 acres”

Licking Township 1889 tax records list “F. G. Weeter, 85 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer, 10 acres”

Licking Township 1891 tax records list “F. G. Weeter, 85 acres, 2 horses, 3 cows, farmer, 10 acres”

Licking Township 1892 tax records list “Fred Weeter, 85 acres, 2 horses, 3 cows, 10 acres”

 

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Note

Tax information ref. Frederick G. Weeter for the years 1893 – 1898 and for the years 1900 and beyond were not acquired by the author.

 

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Licking Township 1899 tax records list “Frederick G. Weeter, 5 acres, 1 cow, laborer, 85 acres, 10 acres”

 

1905 (28 March) Frederick G. Weeter sold 5 acres to a Sarah Weeter. See Clarion County Deed Book 80, page 338. The relationship of Sarah Weeter to Frederick G. Weeter has not been established – although Sarah “could” be Frederick G. Weeter’s wife “Sallie”.

 

1905 (28 March) Frederick G. Weeter and wife Sarah of Licking Township sell land to Elmer E. Weeter. See Clarion County Deed Book 81, page 494.

 

1.4       Frederick G. Weeter died on 1 December 1909 at the age of 76. Cause of death was cancer of the lip, jaw and ear (4 year duration) and loss of vitality. He is buried at the Presbyterian cemetery, Callensburg, Clarion County (Pennsylvania).[28] 

 

Frederick G. Weeter’s obituary appeared in the December 9, 1909 edition of the Clarion          Democrat newspaper and reads as follows …

 

“ Frederick G. Weeter was born near Callensburg, Pa. , September 15, 1833 and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Adam Wentling, of Wentlings Corners, Pa. December 1, 1909, aged 76 years, 2 months and 16 days. With the exception of eight weeks, the deceased lived all his life near Callensburg, where he was most highly esteemed and respected. On May 11, 1865, he was married to Margaret Bartlett. This union was blessed with seven children of whom five are living: Mrs. Adam Wentling (Wentlings Corners); Elmer E., (Callensburg); Mrs. D. E. Cope (Upper Sandusky, Ohio); Mrs. D. D. Hannold (Callensburg); Mrs. C. C. Best (Bradner, Ohio). These along with two brothers and sister, seventeen grandchildren and many friends to mourn his departure. His wife preceded him in death about 28 years ago. He was a consistent member of the Dunkard for a period of 35 years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. S. Nicholson, of Monroe, from the Presbyterian Church in Callensburg on December 3, at 11:30am. The body was interred near the church. Those who remain have the sincere sympathy of their many friends.”

 

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Note

Surprisngly, Frederick G. Weeter’s obituary makes no mention of what is “believed” to have been Frederick G.’s 2nd wife “Sallie” or “Sarah”.

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1910 (21 March) in order to pay certain debts, the executors of Frederick G. Weeter’s estate sold land belonging to the deceased. This land was located along Canoe Riffle Road , the Harkless property and property of Zachariah Weeter. See Clarion County Deed Book 93, page 103 – 104.

 

1.4B     ELMER  ELLSWORTH (aka “Burly”) Weeter

b. 1870 (March)

 

son of Frederick G. Weeter (1833 – 1909)

grandson of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

great grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

           

                                                     

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Note

There “appear” to have been two (2) persons named Elmer Ellsworth Weeter living in Licking Township in the late 1880s: [29]

 

Elmer Ellsworth Weeter (b. March 1870) the grandson of JACOB Weeter (1793 – 1879)

 

Elmer Ellsworth Weeter (b. 4 November 1870) the grandson of JOHN Weeter Sr. (1797 – 1879). This Elmer Ellsworth (along with his brother Lorenzo Dow Weeter) operated Weeter Brothers. Hardware in Sligo (Pennsylvania) from about 1904 to 1908.

 

Therefore, it is unclear to “which” Elmer Ellsworth Weeter the following information relates – but is nonetheless being reported.

 

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LICKING Township (Clarion County) 1886 or 1888 tax records list “E.E. Weeter, laborer”

Licking Township 1893 tax records list “E. E. Weeter, laborer”

Licking Township (year illegible) tax records list “E. E. Weeter, 2 horses, 2 cows, farmer”

 

1890 (March 11) Henry Best heirs sell a 59 acre and 102 perch tract to Caroline Weeter, wife of Elmer Weeter. See Clarion County Deed Book 52, page 264. Caroline is “believed” to be Carrie Carolyn (Snyder) Weeter, wife of Elmer E. Weeter (b. 4 November 1870).

 

Licking Township 1899 tax records list “Elmer E. Weeter, 1.5 acres, 1 cow, farmer”

 

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1.5       GEORGE Weeter                   

{unknown if ever married}

1834 – unknown

 

son of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

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Note

There were at least five persons in our family born in the 19th century who carried the name George Weeter

 

George                                                

b. 1815

Peter Weeter (1)’s son                                    

 

George                                                

b. ca. 1823  [30]

“a” George Weeter                                          

 

George                                                

b. 1834

son of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)                            

 

George Washington                             

b. 1839

son of Christian Weeter (1805 – 1894)            

 

George Washington                             

b. 1846

son of George Weeter (1815 – 1899)                                      

 

Therefore, it is unclear to “which” George Weeter the following information relates – but is nonetheless being reported.

 

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LICKING Township (Clarion County) 1859 tax records list “George Weter Jr., laborer”.

Licking Township, 1860 tax records list “George Weater Jr., laborer”

Licking Township, 1861 tax records list “George Weater, laborer”

Licking Township, 1862 tax records list “George Weeter Jr., 1 horse, laborer”

 

The 1880 U.S. Census for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on the George W. Weter family: George W., age 34, lumber merchant; Rachael age 31, Harvey age 10, Phoebe L. age 8, William M. age 6 and Lucy L. age 4.

 

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1.6       Christina Jane Weeter              

{never married}

1836 – 1897

 

daughter of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

granddaughter of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

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LICKING Township (Clarion County) 1886 tax records list “Christena Jane Weeter, 1 acre”

Licking Township 1887 tax records list “Christena Jane Weeter, 1 acre”

Licking Township 1889 tax records list “Christena Jane Weeter, 1 acre”

Licking Township 1891 tax records list “Christena Jane Weeter, 1 acre, 1 cow”

Licking Township 1893 tax records list “Christena Jane Weeter, 1 acre”

 

1897 (5 January) Christina J. Weeter of Licking Township sells 1 acre and 70 perches to Elmer E. Weeter. This land bordered lands of Christina’s older brother Frederick G. Weeter and Licking Creek. See Clarion County Deed Book 69, page 278. The purchaser Elmer E. Weeter is most likely seller Christina J.’s nephew and son of Frederick G. Weeter.

             

Christina/Christena Jane Weeter died on 5 January 1897 at the age of 61. She is buried in the Presbyterian cemetery, Callensburg, Clarion County (Pennsylvania).

           

Zachariah Weeter (Christina’s younger brother) served as the Administrator of his sister’s estate. Christena Jane left her furniture, bedding, wearing apparel and half of any remaining money to her older sister Catharine (Weeter) 1st Weiter (Henry) and 2nd Reese (John) and the other half of any remaining money to her older brother G. (George) Weeter.[31]  The author has a copy of Christena Jane Weeter’s last will and testament.

 

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1.7       ZACHARIAH Weeter

{never  married}

1839 – 1914 [32]

 

son of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

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LICKING Township (Clarion County) 1867 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, laborer”

Licking Township 1868 tax records list “Zachariah Weater, 1 horse, laborer”

Licking Township 1869 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, laborer, $50.00 militia”

Licking Township 1870 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, laborer”

Licking Township 1872 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, laborer”

Licking Township 1877 tax records list “Zacharia Weeter, laborer”

Licking Township 1878 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, $700.00 money at interest, laborer”

Licking Township 1880 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 1 cow, laborer”

Licking Township 1881 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, $500.00 money at interest”

Licking Township 1882 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, laborer, $4500.00 money at interest”

Licking Township 1883 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, $800.00 money at interest, laborer”

Licking Township 1884 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, $800.00 money at interest, laborer”

Licking Township 1885 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, $600.00 money at interest laborer”

 

1886 (19 January) H.C. and Martha Frampton of Callensburg sell Zachariah Weeter of Licking Township 22 acres and 70 perches for $807.00. The property runs along the Callensburg to Sligo Road and the properties of Zachariah’s older brothers Peter and F.G. Weeter. See Clarion County Deed Book 38, page 307.

 

Licking Township 1886 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1887 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1889 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1891 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1892 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1893 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1894 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1895 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1896 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

Licking Township 1897 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

 

Licking Township 1899 tax records list “Zachariah Weeter, 22 acres, laborer”

 

1899 ??? (20 June) Amos Stewart of Licking Township sells to Zachariah Weeter of Licking Township 2 acres and 14 perches for $156.52. The property runs along the southeast or southwest (?) side of the Callensburg to Sligo Road and lands of F.G. Weeter, Amos Stewart and Harvey D. Reichard. This was part of the land Zachariah Weeter sold to Amos Stewart on 12 November 1899 (???). This entry is confusing and requires additional work.

 

1900 U.S. Census for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) reported the following on Zachariah Weeter: Zachariah “living alone”. See U.S. Census Vol. 63, E.D. 5, sheet 3, line 82.

 

Zachariah Weeter died on 30 April 1914 in Piney Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) at the age of 74. Cause of death was listed as edema of the lungs and mitral regurgitation of the heart. He is buried in the Presbyterian cemetery, Callensburg, Clarion County (Pennsylvania).

 

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1.8       HENRY Weeter

{never married}

1845 – unknown

 

son of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

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Henry Weeter (age 14) shows up as the youngest child in the 1860 U.S. Census for the Jacob and Jane Weeter family.

 

LICKING Township (Clarion County) 1867 tax records list “Henry Weeter, laborer”

Licking Township 1868 tax records list “Henry Weater, laborer”

Licking Township 1869 tax records list “Henry Weeter, laborer, $50.00 for possessing a watch”

Licking Township 1870 tax records list “Henry Weter, laborer”

Licking Township 1876 tax records list “Henry Weeter, cropper”

Licking Township 1877 tax records list “Henry Weeter, 1 buggy, laborer”

Licking Township 1878 tax records list “Henry Weeter, 2 horses, 1 buggy, cropper”

Licking Township 1879 tax records list “Henry Weeter, 2 horses, laborer”

Licking Township 1880 tax records list “Henry Weeter, 2 horses, farmer”

Licking Township 1881 tax records list “Henry Weeter, 2 horses, 1 cow, laborer”

Licking Township 1882 tax records list “Henry Weeter, 1 horse, laborer”

 

 

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1.9       JOSEPH Weeter

unknown –1850 to 1860

 

son of Jacob Weeter (1793 – 1879)

grandson of Peter Weeter (1) (ca. 1757 – 1843)

 

***

 

Note

No information (e.g. taxes, deeds, etc.) has been found ref. Joseph Weeter who appeared as a son of Jacob Weeter (1797 – 1879) in the U.S. Census of 1850 (but no reference to Joseph in the U.S. Census of 1860). It is “presumed” therefore that young Joseph died at some point between 1850 and 1860.

 

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< end discussion >

 

of  the

 

JACOB WEETER family

 

 



[1] After the death of his wife Harriet E. (Jordan) in 1917, David A. is reported to have married 2nd Rebecca

(?); and then ca. 1932 married 3rd Elizabeth Alice (?).

 

[2] Lenora (Weeter) Shirey – daughter of George Garfield Weeter, was age 95 when I last spoke with her in July 2009. Lenora said that her grandfather David A. and grandmother Harriet (Jordan) Weeter had (6) children including her father George Garfield Weeter. Lenora supplied the names of the six children but only knew the birth and death date for her father George Garfield Weeter.

[3] A John H. Weeter is known to have died on 6 August 1912 in Granville, Licking County, Ohio. The author needs to acquire a copy of this person’s death certificate to determine if information on the certificate indicates that the decedent is indeed John H. Weeter (b. 1870) the son of John C. Weeter and Ann Jane Dehart or perhaps John H. Weeter (b. 1854), the son of Henry Weeter (2) and Frances “Fanny” Ellen Frye/Fry/Frey.

 

[4] George Thomas Weeter was an oil well pumper who, in the early 1900s, worked in Cairo, Ritchie County (West Virginia) -- east of Parkersburg and later in Harrison County (West Virginia) near Clarksburg, West Virginia.

 

[5] Dr. Linder met with the author in the early 1990s and provided the author with a group picture of Dr. Linder’s great uncles David A. and William P. Weeter and great aunts Lavina, Elizabeth, Augustine and Pearl; and a separate picture of Dr. Linder’s great uncle John H. taken by by Emil Korb Studios, Parkersburg, West Virginia.

 

[6] The symbol “>” is used to denote a son or daughter of the person named above the symbol.

 

[7] Catharine married 1st (1854) OHIO – born carpenter Henry WEITER (Weeter/Weter). It is not known whether Catharine and her 1st husband Henry Weiter were related – despite the fact that Henry Weiter’s surname was often seen as both Weeter, Weater and Weter in several official records.

 

[8] Mamie Weeter was enumerated in the 1900 U.S. Census as a “servant” in the Oliver Mong family.

 

[9] Charles A. Weeter resided in later years in Ashland Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania) and attended the Grace Evangelical Church in the nearby village of Nineveh. 

 

[10] George B. McClellan Reese reportedly died in Brazil, Indiana.

[11] Son of Phillip and Annie Wentling

 

[12] Known to his friends as “Burly” – most likely because of his strong built/stature. Bruce and Doug Weeter (great grandchildren of Elmer “Burly” Ellsworth Weeter) have a picture of Elmer Ellsworth Weeter as well as a picture of their grandfather Harry Owen Weeter. Harry Owen and his wife Margaret had a son Clifford – the father of Bruce and Doug Weeter. The two (Bruce and Doug) have also pieced together a very interesting history of their Weeter line (see www.weeter.net for details).

 

[13] Pearl O. Weeter was enumerated in the 1900 U.S. Census as a “servant” in the home of her sister Jane “Jennie” Elmira (Weeter) Wentling and Jane’s husband Adam Wentling.

 

[14] Also spelled “Christena”

[15] An obituary in the 25 December 1879 edition of the Clarion Democrat newspaper reported that Jacob died in Licking Township on 17 December 1879 at the age of 97 (sic) – actually, he was age 87 when he died.

 

[16] Christena Jane (Christman) was the daughter of Frederick and Jane Christman (also Crispan, Crisban, Crispman and Chrissman). Frederick Christman’s 1850 last will and testament confirms that one of his daughters was indeed Jane WETER. At the time of his death, Frederick Christman was a resident of Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County (Pennsylvania).

 

[17] 20 March 1790 is the date on which Peter Weeter (1) purchased property in Hog Trough Valley, Peters Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At the time, the property purchased by Peter Weeter (1) bordered land of his then (or soon-to-be) father-in-law John Ober (Over).

[18] The deed does not disclose the relationship between the seller (Jacob Weeter) and the purchaser (Peter Weeter). Peter Weeter “could” be seller Jacob’s father Peter Weeter (1) who did not die until 1843 or seller Jacob’s younger brother Peter Weeter Jr. (b. ca.1797). Moreover, the deed contains no information concerning the relationship between seller Jacob Weeter and those who owned property bordering the 50 acre tract i.e. one Peter Weeter and one Henry Weeter. Again, bordering property owner Peter Weeter “could” be seller Jacob’s father Peter Weeter (1) or seller Jacob’s younger brother Peter Weeter Jr. and bordering property owner Henry Weeter was probably Jacob’s younger brother Henry Weeter (2).

 

[19] Surprisingly, the author was unable to find reporting on Jacob Weeter during the 1850 U.S. Census; however, by looking at who Jacob’s neighbors were in 1840 and 1860 census (e.g. Wilson, Colwell), the author was able to find census reporting for the Jacob Weeter family – BUT, Jacob and his family members were listed incorrectly by the census taker as “Jacob MILLER”!

 

[20] The author “understands” that 160 perches are equal to 1 acre.

 

[21] It appears that both Jacob (then nearly 80 years of age) and his wife Jane Weeter were living with their son Peter at the time of the 1870 U.S. Census.

[22] Photographs of David A. Weeter as well as his siblings Lavina Jane; Elizabeth Ann; William P.; Francis Augustine; Olive Pearl and George Thomas Weeter are in the possession of author Gary K. Weeter (6).

[23] According to the 1860 U.S. Census, Catharine’s 1st husband “carpenter” Henry Weiter (Weeter) was born in OHIO. Whether Catharine (Weeter) and her first husband “carpenter” Henry Weiter (Weeter) were somehow related has not been established.

 

There exists the possibility that Ohio born carpenter Henry Weiter “may” be related to American Revolutionary War veteran Christopher Weiter (ca. 1732 – 1807) who in the late 1700s lived in Antrim Township, Franklin County (Pennsylvania).  Christopher Weiter’s eldest son Jacob Weeter left Antrim Township, Franklin County between 1795 and 1799 and resettled in Ross County, Ohio. Efforts are underway to locate a Ross County, Ohio living male descendant of Christopher Weiter (ca. 1732 – 1807) and have this person complete a Y-12 DNA test to determine if there is a “blood relationship” between the Ross County, Ohio Weiter/Weeter/Weider line and our Peter Weeter (1) line.

 

 

 

[24] The “J. A.Weeter” attending his mother’s funeral was quite likely Josiah Alan (aka Isaiah Alvin) Weeter, son of the decedent and the decedent’s 1st husband OHIO – born Henry Weiter (Weeter).

 

[25] One source suggests that Peter was born in 1828 (not 1830); if Peter indeed were born in 1828, it would be the same year that his older sister Catharine was born. The author believes (based on multiple sources) that 1830 is the year in which Peter was born.

[26] “money at interest” is believed to be a situation where the taxed person receives income from property the taxed person rented or mortgaged to another person.

 

[27] Christena Jane “Jennie” Weeter’s husband JACOB Weeter had died the previous year (1879).

[28] Cemetery records show that Frederick G. Weeter died on 1 December 1909 at (sic) the age of 66 years, 2 months and 16 days (i.e. born 1843); on the other hand, his death certificate shows that Frederick G. was born in 1833 (i.e. died at age 76).

[29] A similar situation occurred when brothers Christian (1805 – 1894) and George (1815 – 1899) Weeter both had a son named “George Washington Weeter” – Christian’s George Washington Weeter was born in 1839 and George’s George Washington Weeter was born in 1846.

 

[30] This George Weeter appears as a “mystery person” in the 1860 U.S. Census for Licking Township, Clarion County (Pennsylvania). Census reporting is as follows: George Weter, age 37, merchant; Sussana age 35; children Mary A. age 10, Frances age 7, William age 5, John N. age 3 and Emma age 1. If the 1860 U.S. Census correctly recorded George’s age (37), then this George would have been born around 1823. The author has no idea who this George Weeter is and how he “fits” into the Weeter family line.

 

[31] Christina’s older brother George Weeter (1815 – 1899) had left Pennsylvania in 1888 or 1889 and was living in Rushville, Nebraska at the time of his older sister Christina Jane’s death.

 

[32] Zachariah Weeter’s tombstone inscription reads “1840” as the year he was born.




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