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Mary Catherine STRAUB
Husband:  George W. WEITZEL
Birth:  1852, Northumberland Co., PA
Occupation:  merchant
Religion:  Lutheran
Politics:  Republican
Fraternal:  Sons of America; Royal Arcanum
Father:  William WEITZEL, b. 1817/8, PA
Mother:  Susanne __?__, b. 1828/9, PA
Marriage:  1877/8, Schuylkill Co., PA
Wife:  Mary Catherine STRAUB
Birth:  1854, Schuylkill Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John STRAUB
Mother:  Mary __?__
Children born in Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA:
1.  Emma Margaret WEITZEL, b. Jul 1879; school teacher in Shamokin, PA
2.  George Edward WEITZEL, b. Oct 1880; realtor in Richmond, VA
3.  Ida WEITZEL; died young
4.  John Straub WEITZEL, b. 28 Jan 1887; physician in Richmond, VA
5.  Bertha Helen STRAUB, b. Nov 1890; m. Robert L. BRANNER; lived in Richmond, VA
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  there is a George W. WEITZEL (æ 8, b. PA) living with his presumed parents, William WEITZEL (æ 42, b. PA, shoemaker) and wife Susanne (æ 31, b. PA) in Lower Augusta Twp., Northumberland Twp., PA (Roll M653_1149, p. 46).

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  there is a George WITZEL (æ 18, b. PA, apprentice to butcher) living with buther, Henry FIGLEY, in the Borough of Sunbury, [Lower Augusts Twp.,] Northumberland Co., PA (Roll M593_1385, p. 495).

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 6):  Shamokin Borough (Ward 2), Northumberland Co., PA, Roll T9_1164 (Book 1), p. 130A, PN 53, SD 3, ED 146, enumerated 18 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
405 427 Weitzel George W M 28     / Clerk ? ? Genl Store PA PA PA
    _______ Mary W F 26 Wife   / Keep House PA Ger Ger
    _______ Emma W F  1 Dau /     PA PA PA

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 52):  138 Elm [St?], Shamokin Borough (Ward 2), Northumberland Co., PA, Roll T623_1449 (Book 2), p. 244B, SN 4, SD 10, Ed 148, enumerated 2 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
* 138 66 67 Weitzel George W Head W M Apr 1852 48 M 22     PA PA PA Mrch Dry Goods 0   Y Y Y O F H
      _______ Mary Wife W F Jul 1854 46 M 22 5 4 PA PA PA       Y Y Y      
      _______ Emma Dau W F Jul 1879 21 S       PA PA PA Sch Teacher 9   Y Y Y      
      _______ Edward Son W M Oct 1880 19 S       PA PA PA Electrical Labor 6   Y Y Y      
      _______ John Son W M Jan 1887 13 S       PA PA PA At School   9 Y Y Y      
      _______ Bertha Dau W F Nov 1890  9 S       PA PA PA                  

7.  1910

8.  1920

9.  1930

10.  Anon.  1924.  History of Virginia: Volume IV, Virginia Biography.  American Historical Society, Chicago and New York (Broderbund CD-205):
p. 20 JOHN STRAUB WEITZEL... was born at Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, January 28, 1887, and is a son of George W. and Mary Catherine (Straub) Weitzel.  The Weitzels have belonged to Pennsylvania for very many years, mainly thrifty farmers and good citizens. George W. Weitzel was born in his father's farm in Northumberland County, in 1852, grew to manhood there and then located at Shamokin, where for many years he has been a prominent general merchant.  He is a member of liberal supporter of the Lutheran Church, and an influential factor in republican politics, but not an office holder.  He belongs to the patriotic order of the Sons of America and to the fraternal organization the Royal Arcanum.  He married Mary Catherine Straub in Schuylkill County, who was born there in 1854, and they have had five children: Emma Margaret, who resides at home, is a teacher in the public schools of Shamokin; George Edward, who is engaged in the real estate business at Richmond; Ida, who died in childhood; John S.; and Bertha Helen, who is the wife of Robert L. Branner, president of the P. & E. Laundry at Richmond...

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