JOSEPH WEBER. Numbered among the pioneer settlers of Sutter county was the late Joseph Weber, who located near Yuba City forty or more years ago, purchasing one hundred and sixty acres of land now included in the ranch owned and occupied by his son, John J. Weber, who was born on this homestead in 1865, and has here spent his entire life. A native of Germany, Mr. Weber was born, about 1817, in Darmstadt, and was there bred and educated, being early trained to industrial pursuits.
Immigrating to the United States when a young man, Joseph Weber located in Iowa, and found his first employment on a Mississippi river steamboat. After his marriage he took up land in Jackson county, Iowa, and engaged in general farming. Desirous of improving his fortunes, he came overland to California with his wife and children in 1864, hoping in this land of almost perpetual sunshine to wrest a good living from the soil. Purchasing one hundred and sixty acres of land, lying three miles west of Yuba City, he began the improvement of a ranch, and until his demise, December 16, 1869, was successfully engaged in general farming. He was an industrious, honest man, much respected by his neighbors and friends, and was a stanch[sic] member of the Democratic party, and a faithful adherent of the Catholic Church.
Mr. Weber married Mary Adams, who was born in Luxemburg, Germany, and in early womanhood came with a married sister to this country. She was a bright, active woman, and after the death of her husband managed the farm most ably, increasing its size by the purchase of one hundred and sixty acres of adjoining land. On this homestead she resided until her death, December 30, 1896, at an advanced age. She, too, was a devout member of the Catholic Church, and reared her children to the same faith, three of her daughters becoming Sisters of Charity. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Weber was blessed by the birth of twelve children, namely: Margaret, deceased, who was known as Sister Mary Boniface, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Annie, wife of John Strife, of Marysville, Cal.; Mary, now Sister Christina, of the convent at Marysville; Lizzie, now Sister Theresa, of Red Bluff, Cal.; Peter, a retired ranchman, living in San Francisco, Cal.; Nicholas, residing in Marysville; Michael, successfully engaged in farming in Sutter county; Susan, deceased; Katie, wife of Jacob Weber, of Fruitvale, Cal.; John J., who owns two hundred and forty acres of the old homestead, where he is prosperously following the independent occupation to which he was reared; Josephine, widow of the late Carl August Doeing, and residing in Chicago, Ill.; and Christina, wife of George Miller of Iowa.
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1817, Germany
Death: Dec. 16, 1869
Marysville, Yuba County, California, USA
Spouse: Mary Adams Weber (1828 - 1896)*
Boniface Weber (1848 - 1898)*
Peter Joseph Weber (1855 - 1941)*
Nicholas J Weber (1857 - 1949)*
Burial: Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Marysville, Yuba County, California, USA
Created by: Lavonne
Record added: Oct 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98559697
Transcribed by Donna Toole.
ญญญญSource: History of the State of California & Biographical Record of Coast Counties, California by Prof. J. M. Guinn, A. M., Pages 637-638. The Chapman Publishing Co., Chicago, 1904.
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