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George Price WEGER
(1835-1873)

George Price WEGER was born on 9 Sep 1835 in Crawford County, Illinois. He was the oldest son of James M. WEGER and his first wife, Sally FORD.

He was married to Jemima Ann HEATH on 2 Apr 1856 in Crawford County, Illinois. To this marriage was born 5 children:

  1. John Marion, b. 31 Jan 1857, d. 17 Aug 1938. (Married Sarah Catherine MIDGETT).
  2. James William "Dutch", b. 12 Jan 1859, d. 30 Aug 1904. (Married (1) Mary Catherine MAXWELL and (2) Maud E. or A. ????).
  3. Sarah Olivia, b. 16 Dec 1861, d. 28 May 1863.
  4. Randolph, b. 12 Jun 1864, d. 9 Feb 1941/1942. (Married (1) Effie Alma WINEMAN and (2) Emma RASH).
  5. Henry, b. 12 Feb 1867, d. 22 Aug 1954. (Married Mary BARNES).

There is a Cyntha WEGER, age 8, living with George and Jemima in the 1860 Census below. Who she is remains a mystery. There is a marriage record in Crawford County on 9 Oct 1873 for a Cynthia Ann WEGER to Jonathan WINEMAN. I suspect this may be her as well.

1860 Federal Census of Flat Rock P.O., Crawford County, Illinois
Enumeration Date: 16 Jul 1860
M653, Roll # , Page #614, Dwelling #1724, Family #1724

NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION R/E VALUE P/E VALUE BIRTHPLACE
George P. WEAGER 24 M Farmer $200 $100 Illinois
Jemima WEAGER 20 F Illinois
Cyntha WEAGER 8 F Illinois
John WEAGER 3 M Illinois
James W. WEAGER 1 M Illinois


George's first wife, Jemima, died on 6 Nov 1867. He then remarried her sister, Catherine Jane HEATH, on 8 Nov 1868 in Crawford County, Illinois. To this marriage 3 more children were born:

  1. Nancy Ann, b. 5 Dec 1869, d. 22 Feb 1923. (Married George SMITH).
  2. Charles Jasper, b. 12 Mar 1872, d. 27 Dec 1944. (Married Emma Mae WINEMAN). For more information on this line, please contact Mary Kathryn Kozy.
  3. Lucy Jane, b. 12 Feb 1874, d. 26 Jul 1960. (Married Samuel Caventar WEGER).

There is a daughter, Mary Alice HEATH, who is listed as a WEGER in the 1870 Census, however she is a daughter of Catherine Jane HEATH from before their marriage. Her father's name is not known, and it is not know if she was legally adopted by George WEGER after his marriage to Catherine.


1870 Federal Census of Crawford County, Illinois
Enumeration Date: 19 Jul 1870
M593, Roll #214, Page #12, Family #170
NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION R/E VALUE P/E VALUE BIRTHPLACE
George WEGER M 44 Farmer $1000 $400 Illinois
Jane WEGER F 23 Housekeeping Illinois
John WEGER M 13 Illinois
James WEGER M 12 Illinois
Randolph WEGER M 6 Illinois
Alice WEGER F 5 Illinois
Henry WEGER M 3 Illinois
Ann WEGER F 7/12 Illinois
Cyntha WEGER F 20 Illinois

From probate papers filed in Crawford County, Illinois, George died 19 Sep 1873. His burial place is unknown to me at this time.

If you can add any information to the above data or have any questions, please contact me. Thank you!

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