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Joseph Weber

Born Born 1 Aug 1840   Mertzwiller, Bas Rhin, Alsace, France
Married Married 11 Aug 1868 Catherine Ritter Location
Died Died 5 May 1907   Preston, Ontario

Photo Album - Family album of photos and documents.


  • Father: George Weber; 1801-1852
  • Mother: Margatretha Muckensturm


  1. Rosalie Weber; 1869-
  2. Karl Charles Weber; 1872-
  3. Barbara Weber; 1874-
  4. Georg Weber; 1875-
  5. Barbara Weber; 1876-
  6. Emil Weber?; 1879-
  7. Eugen Weber; 1881-

The Parents of Joseph

Joseph’s Early Years

Joseph and Catherine

Catherine Ritter was born on 5 Aug 1835 in Mertzwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. She was the daughter of Michael Ritter and Barbe Roth. Catherine was a widow of Michael Eichedinger prior to marrying Joseph. She passed away at her home in Hanover, Ontario on 14 Feb 1901.

The Final Years for Joseph

Letter sent from Hanover to a brother back home.

Letter sent from Preston to a brother back home.


Notes on the children:

  • All the children listed here were born at Mertzwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Note: this is after the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, so they were born in Germany-controlled territory.
  • Rosalie; b. 3 May 1869.
  • Karl Charles; b. 6 May 1872.
  • Barbara; b. 19 April 1874.
  • Georg; b. 7 July 1875.
  • Barbara; b. 3 Dec. 1876.
  • Emil; b. 10 April 1879.
  • Eugen; b. 19 July 1881.

Obituary for Joseph Weber

"Joseph Weber, resident of Hanover for many years, has gone the way of all flesh. The end came at Preston on Sunday last where he had lived off and on for many years. The remains were brought to Hanover on the afternoon train yesterday. His wife died some five years ago. He was the oldest employee of Knechtel Furniture Co., Hanover."
- Hanover Post; 9 May 1907 issue; date of death shown as 5 May 1907 in Preston, Ontario.

Obituary for Catherine Weber

"The late Mrs. Weber, beloved wife of Joseph Weber, passed away at the family home in Hanover on Thursday last. She attained the age of 66 years, 5 months and 2 days. Deceased had been ailing for a great length of time, her state having been considered precarious a few months ago when the sons who are resident in Buffalo came home. She rallied at that time, but her residence on this sphere was not to be of long duration. Neighbours of the deceased and others with whom she was intimately acquainted affirm that her nature was above all eminent for its kindness. The funeral left her late residence on Saturday at 9:45 for the R.C. church where service was held and from thence to the Roman Catholic Cemetery where the remains were consigned to their last resting place. Deceased was born in Mertzwiller. She came to the country on April 9, 1886. Besides her husband, she leaves a large family of grown up sons and daughters:
  • Michael Weber in Michigan
  • Joseph Weber (Jr.) in Preston, Ontario
  • Alis (Mrs. Deiss) in Hanover, Ontario
  • Barbara Weber, Hanover, Ontario
  • Charles Weber, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Eugene Weber, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • George Weber, Southampton, Ontario
  • Emil Joseph Weber, Manitoba"
- Hanover Post; date of death shown as 14 Feb 1901.

-- JimBenedict - 24 Aug 2011
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