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Biographical Sketch of Michael Weber (b. 1813)

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Biographical Sketch of Michael Weber (b. 1813)

Posted: 13 Oct 2008 1:29PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Weber Falter Smith Hofmann
Michael Weber, one of the old settlers of Huntington County, and one of the early residents of Clear Creek Township, is a native of Germany, born March 6, 1813. He was the son of John and Catharine Weber, the former of whom died when Michael was but six months old. His mother died in 1839. After he became old enough he entered school and continued to attend until he reached the age of fourteen. He then began to learn the tailor’s trade, and to it he gave his attention three years. He then took up the vocation of a farmer, at which he has ever since continued. In March, 1835, he was married in his native country to Mary Falter, who also, was born in the month of March, 1813. She was the daughter of Philip Falter. In 1840, Mr. and Mrs. Weber emigrated to America, and on reaching this country continued westward, and in December, 1840, they located upon a tract of woods land in Section 25, Clear Creek Township. There Mr. Weber has continued to reside ever since. His first wife died with the cholera, August 31, 1849 and on the 20th day of June, 1850, he was married to Mrs. Anna Barbara Smith, who was born in Germany, November 5, 1819, and was the daughter of Albert Hofmann. She was married to Adam Smith in her native country September 16, 1848. Immediately after their marriage they came to America, and first settled in Ft. Wayne, but about six months later they removed to this county where Mr. Smith died from an attack of the Cholera, July 28, 1849. By his first wife Mr. Weber had eight children, as follows: Jacob, William, Philip, John, Frank, Christian, Mary and Henry, of who Frank, Christian, Mary and Henry are dead. He and his present wife are the parents of three children, as follows: Anthony, Frederick and Margaret, all of whom are living. Mr. and Mrs. Weber are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics the former is a Democrat. He served as one of the trustees of his township for two years, many years ago. He has been honored with the position of school director for twelve years, and besides he has occupied the position of trustee in the church. He has a good farm of eighty acres and a comfortable home.

History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Clear Creek Township, p. 599/600.

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