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Jean Jacob Weber

Family reference: 61

Born Born 28 Feb 16861   Dauendorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Married Married 24 Oct 17131 Catherine Reb Dauendorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Died Died 24 Aug 17541   Dauendorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France



  1. Anna Eva Weber; 1718-
  2. Jean Michael Weber; 1720-
  3. Sébastien Weber; 1722-
  4. Jean Jacob Weber; 1724-
  5. Jean George Weber; 1727-1786
  6. Maria Barbara Weber; 1730-
  7. Anna Maria Weber; 1733-1733

Jean Jacob Weber and Catherine

The Final Years for Jean Jacob Weber


The French policy between 1679 and 1697 was to destroy the German lands rather than seek major military engagements. This was carried out mercilessly and brutally by a French army soldier, Ezéchiel du Mas, Comte de Mélac, or General Mélac. Under his command, numerous German towns and villages, including in Alsace, were set on fire and the livelihood of the population was destroyed.

France occupied Strasbourg in 1681 in an unprovoked action and in 1688, the army of Mélac moved into the territory of the Palatinate without provocation and conquered several cities. They also moved into the territory east of the Rhine. By 1697, the Nine Years War was concluded but Mélac stayed on as stronghold commander.

During Jean Jacob Weber's years, Alsace retained most of its German culture. The Vosges mountains to the west tended to keep the French influence minimized and Alsace enjoyed peace and prosperity until the French Revolution in 1789.


  • Note 1: Per email from Richard Baechler to Jim Benedict on 16 Dec 2011.

The Children

  • All the children were born in Dauendorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.
  • WEBER Anna Eva; b. 21 April 1718
  • WEBER Jean Michael; b. 23 Sept 1720; m. Catherine RITTER; child:
    • RITTER Gertrude; b. 1744 at Forstheim, d. 3 Oct 1816 at Walbourg
  • WEBER Sébastien; b. 20 Mar 1722
  • WEBER Jean Jacob; b. 10 Sept 1724
  • WEBER Jean George
  • WEBER Maria Barbara; b. 16 Sept 1730
  • WEBER Anna Maria; b. 15 April 1733, d. same day

French cliquez ici pour la version française.

-- JimBenedict - 21 Dec 2011
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