Our Weigel Family History

We can trace this line back to Valentin Weigel who was born in Saalbach, Brandenburg, Germany between 1667 and 1677.   His son, Johann Martin Weigel and his wife, Anna Dorthea Friddel or Triddel immigrated to the Colonies after they married July 11, 1729 in Saalbach.  They had their first son, Johann Sebastian Weigel in Germany but their second child, a daughter, Maria Juliana was born in Manchester Township, York Co., PA on Oct. 22, 1733.  They had nine children.  Johann Martin Weigel is buried in the Christ Lutheran Church Yard in York, PA.  It is probable that Anna Dorthea is buried there also, but we do not have a record of this.  She was alive when Martin died.

 Our line continues through the first son, Johann Sebastian Weigel.  He married Susanna Catharina Lieb in York Co, PA about 1755.  Sebastian is buried in Neiman's Cemetery, West Manchester Twp., York Co., PA.  We do not know where Susanna is buried.

 Our line continues through their second child, Anna Margaretha Weigel.  She was born December 9, 1759 in Codorus Township, York Co., PA.  She married George Philip DeHoff there before 1784.  They had six children.  She probably died when the youngest child was born (1794) or shortly after as George Philip DeHoff married again to Louise Krack before 1796.  They had ten more children.  Click here to see George Philip and Anna Margaretha's Family Group Record.

 Our line continues through George Philip and Anna Margaretha’s son, George William DeHoff who was born May 4, 1789 in Brodbecks, York Co., PA.  The DeHoff’s moved to Columbiana County, OH about 1812.  George William married Catharina Weissleder there on September 26, 1813.  They had nine children.

 Our line continues through their sixth child, John Dayhoff.  John appears to be the only one who used this spelling.  Everyone else used the DeHoff spelling.  This is the way it is spelled on his marriage record to Eliza Flowers.  (So far we have not been able to trace the Flowers line,) 

John and Eliza had five children.  Our line continues through their second child, Rachel E. DeHoff.  She married Daniel Courtney on June 25, 1866 in Alliance, Stark County, OH.  They had ten children and died when the youngest, who were twins, were only four years old.  Click here to see John and Eliza's Family Group Record.

 Our line continues through their oldest daughter, Myrtle Courtney.  She had three of her sisters living with her in the 1900 census.  They were still minors.  We discovered recently discovered that Ida and Ada were twins.  Ida was a sickly child and died young, according to a son of Myrtle’s younger sister, Frances.  We have not been able to get a death certificate for her just yet.

Myrtle Courtney married Marion C. Knight on April 1, 1897 in Salem, Columbiana Co., OH.  


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