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John Straub WEITZEL, M.D.
Husband:  John Straub WEITZEL
Birth:  28 Jan 1887, Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA
Occupation:  physician
Military Service:  World War I:  1918-19, 1st Lt., Medical Corps, General Hospital, New York City
Politics:  Republican
Religion:  member, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Father:  George W. WEITZEL
Mother:  Mary Catherine STRAUB
Marriage:  19 May 1921, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA
Wife:  Marie WOODS
Occupation:  nurse, homemaker
Religion:  member, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Father:  Richard S. WOODS, of Richmond, Henrico Co., VA
Mother:  Elizabeth Anne MOSS, of Richmond, Henrico Co., VA
Child born in Richmond, Henrico Co., VA:
1.  John Straub WEITZEL, Jr., b. 26 Apr 1922
2.  George B. WEITZEL, b. Nov 1925
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Sources (n.b., Richmond is an independent city, geographically, but not administratively, in Henrico County):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #97 of 148):  3101 Franklin St., Richmond City (Lee Ward), Henrico Co., VA, Roll 2476, p. 213A, SN 49A, ED 116-117, SD 6, enumerated 14 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
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* 3101 163 178 Weitzel John S Head O 25,000 R N M W 49 M 39 N Y PA PA PA Y Doctor General Practice O Y Y WW
      _______ Maria Wife         F W 32 M 22 N Y VA VA VA Y None          
      _______ John S Jr Son         M W  7 S   Y Y VA PA VA   None          
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        Weitzel George B Son         M W 4 4/12 S   N   VA PA VA Y None          
      Miller Dave Roomer         M W 26 S   N Y VA VA VA Y coach athletics W Y N  
*Franklin St

3.  Anon.  1924.  History of Virginia: Volume IV, Virginia Biography.  American Historical Society, Chicago and New York (Broderbund CD-205):
p. 20 JOHN STRAUB WEITZEL, M.D.  The City of Richmond numbers among its most valued citizens many able and experienced physicians and surgeons and one of these who enjoys public confidence to a large degree is Dr. John Straub Weitzel, specialist in Children's diseases.  He has been, more of less, a resident of Richmond since he first became a student in the Medical College of Virginia, and is held in high esteem hee both personally and professionally.

Dr. 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.

John Straub Weitzel attended the public schools of Shamokin and graduated from the high school with the class of 1904.  If he had not been cherising from early boyhood the hope of a career in another directin it is quite probable that at thie time he would have accepted music as a vocation.  As it was,

p. 21 he turned his marked musical talent to account during the next year in a professional way and thereby earned the capital to carry him through medical college, and in 1905 he entered the Medical College of Virginia at Richmond, from which institution he was graduated with the class of 1910, despite the loss of ony year, 1908, through an attack of typhoid fever.  After securing his degree he served one year as an interne in the Memorial Hospital at Richmond, after which he entered into a general medical and surgical practice here, in which he continued until 1915, when he turned his attention especially to diseases of children.

In the above year Dr. Weitzel, determining to further his scientific knowldge along the line of practice that most interested him, went to New York Wity and took a course in the Post Graduate College and Hospital fo New York in children's diseases, and in 1916 a course in Bellevue Hospital in the same line, and in 1919 was resident physician in the New York Nursery and Children's Hospital.  In the meanwhile, however, he gave serious attention to other duties.  In Seeptember, 1918, he enlisted for service in the World war and was commissioned a first lietenant in the Medical Corps, was sent with the Neuro-Surgical Unit to Geneal Hospital No. 11, New York City, where he continued until is honorable discharge in March, 1919.

Dr. Weitzel married at Richmond, on May 19, 1921, Miss Marie Woods, a graduate nurse from St. Vincent's Hospital at Norfolk, Virginia, and well known at Charlottesville, where she attended an academy.  Her parents, Richard S. and Elizabeth Anne (Moss) Woods, are residents of Richmond, her father being a railroad man.  Dr. and Mrs. Weitzel have one son, John Straub, Jr., who was born April 26, 1922.  The Doctor and his wife are members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Richmond.  In political sentiment he is a republican.  He is identified with many scientific bodies, these including the American Medical Association, the Southern Medial Association, the Medical Society of Virginia, and the Richmond Academy of Medicine and Surgery.  Dr. Weitzel belongs also to the Hermitage Country Club of Richmond.

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