I am searching for the descendants of Mr. Wilhelm Weber *July 26, 1827
who emigrated to the USA in the
fall of the year 1867
together with his wife Marie, whom he had married on March 8, 1857
and together with their three sons
What is my relation to these persons? Well, please have a look on my pedigree:
DREßLER, Ulrich *March 15, 1958 I (1st Generation)
DREßLER, Arthur *Dec. 12, 1931 My Father (2nd Generation
DREßLER, August, 1904 – 1945 My Grandfather (3rd Generation)
WEBER, Catherine, 1882 – 1959 My Great-Grandmother (4th Generation)
WEBER, Philipp Kaspar, 1844 – 1922 My Great-Great-Grandfather (5th Generation)
WEBER, Philipp Adam, 1816 – 1864 My Great-Great-Great-Grandfather (6th Generation)
His youngest brother was Wilhelm Weber, whom I have mentioned above.
Wilhelm Weber and his three sons were all born im my hometown, a small village called "Rettershain", close to the city of "Nastaetten", where I live now.
I had a look into our church register. There not only the birth of the youngest son Philipp Martin Karl Weber was enlisted, it was also remarked "Emigrated to America with his parents in the fall of 1867".
The three sons – my father remembers the words of his grandmother Catherine – still wrote letters to their German family up until the 19twenties. The only other thing my father remembers about the emigrants is that they had a hard time in the USA first and that they left the place where they tried to make a living first and moved somewhere else.
© Ulrich Dressler, 22.11.2008