Margaretha Früh1

(6 October 1861 - 30 July 1939)

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Margaretha Früh
(Margaret [Maggie] Freugh)
1861 - 1939
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Weygand
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Weygand Family Pedigree
Descent from Valentin Weygand - 1711

Some Background

Margaretha Früh was also known as Margaret (Maggie) Freugh. Margaret's family name, "Früh" was Anglicized after her marriage to Charles (Karl Georg) Weygand as the certificate of marriage utilized the original spelling of the name. Her husband had begun using the Anglicized version of his first and middle names soom after his arrival in the United States, he no doubt encouraged his wife to do the same with her surname... as sign of his seriousness about assimilation?3
FatherPeter Früh2 (c. 1836 - 19 Oct 1897)
MotherAnna Maria Büser2 (7 Mar 1837 - 29 Aug 1920)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildMargaretha Früh was born on 6 October 1861, in Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.2,4
ChildShe was baptized on 20 October 1861, in Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York. While indicating that Margaretha had received a Christian Baptism, the certificate does not name the church in which she was baptised or where it was located. Since many events in her early life (including her birth and her marriage) occurred in Brooklyn, it would be a fair assumption that her baptism occurred there as well.
One of her sponsors was also named Margaretha Früh, possibly an aunt?1
BrideMargaretha Früh, 21, married Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand, 23, son of Johann Ludwig Weygand and Emilie Lay, on 26 November 1882 in The Trinity Reformed Church of Brooklyn, N.Y., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York. Their marriage was performed by the Rev. John M. Wagner, according to the laws of the State of New York. Charles was living at 90 Taylor St. and Margaretha was living at 96 Moore St., both in Brooklyn.4,5
DeceasedShe died on Sunday, 30 July 1939, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 24 days. The funeral was "held from her late residence on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Winston L. King of the West Congregational church, officiated..."6,7
InterredShe was buried in Mayflower Hill (Westville) Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.8,9

Children with Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand:

Some Life Events of Interest

Margaretha Weygand was listed as Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand's spouse at the time of Karl's naturalization on 27 March 1911. They were living at 31 Van Buren St., Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Previous to Karl's naturalization, he and his family were subjects of Germany. Karl Georg was described as 51 years; height, 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches; color, white; complexion, light; color of eyes, blue; color of hair, grey; visible distinguishing marks, none.10

Residences and Censuses

She appeared on the 1865 State Census of Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, in the household of her parents, Peter and Anna Maria Busser.3
She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, in the household of her parents, Peter and Anna Maria Früh.11
She and Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, at 31 Van Buren St., enumerated 16 April 1910. Charles and Margaret owned their own home (with a mortgage). Margaret had borne 12 children, all of whom were living at the time of this census. (Their eldest child, Emily, was not living at home.) Charles' occupation was that of a silversmith working in a silver shop. Their children Frederic, Charles, William, George, Henry, Louis, Alexander, Edward, Elsie, Robert and Edna were listed as living with them. The three oldest boys were also silversmiths working in a silver shop; the next three boys were solderers working in a jewelry shop; the five youngest children all were attending school.12
She and Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, at 79 Van Buren St., enumerated 4 April 1930. Charles and Margaret owned their home (which they valued at $8,000) and Charles owned his own silver factory. Their children Louis, Edward and Robert were listed as living with them. Their 11 year old granddaughter, Lillian Weygand (their son Albert Alexander's daughter) was also living with them. Their son George and his family are also shown as living in the same house but were enumerated separately.13
On 27 November 1931, Margaret (Maggie) Freugh and Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand were living 79 Van Buren St., Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.14

Will

Margaretha Weygand was named an heir in the will of her mother Anna Maria Früh, dated before 20 August 1920 at 200 Stockholm St., Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.15

Sources - Citations

  1. [S469] Margaretha Früh, Certificate of Baptism - Photocopy (20 October 1861), Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office. The certificate of baptism does not show the name of the church or instituion which issued it; The certificate does not name the church that issued it; it could not have been prepared contemporaneously as the generic form has the year pre-printed as 19__, and is overwritten with 1861.
  2. [S469] Margaretha Früh, Certificate of Baptism; unknown location.
  3. [S1094] Peter Früh household, 1875 New York State Census, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, Sheet 9, Line 33, dwelling 28, family 92, Salt Lake City: Family Search. , names, events, dates, relationships, locations; shows wife's name as Annie and Margaretha is named as Maggie.
  4. [S472] Charles Weygand and Margaretha Früh marriage, 26 November 1882, in records of the Trinity Reformed Church of Brooklyn, N.Y. (Certified copy of the marriage certificate, given by Rev. Geo. g. Wacker, 15 March 1939, Custodian of Records, 66-30 -- 60th Place, Ridgewood, Brooklyn, N.Y.): Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office, gives date of marriage, their dates and places of birth.
  5. [S460] Chas G Weygand household, 1910 U.S. Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, population schedule, 31 Van Buren St., Ward 8 (part), Precinct B, Enumeration District 246, Page No. 3451 (hand-written), Sheet No. 2 B, dwelling 282, family 377; Washington: National Archives. , Charles and Margaret had been married 28 years.
  6. [S471] Recollections of Dorothy Weygand Corkum (Avon, Connecticut), information given to Lynne Helene Corkum Tracy, c. 1985. Hand annotated notes, Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office), gives the date.
  7. [S470] "Funeral Services", Unattributed Newspaper Clipping, Taunton, Massachusetts, c. 3 August 1939, the article was probably published on 3 August 1939 as it makes reference to the funeral having been held on Wednesday, and the date of her death was 30 July, a Sunday.
  8. [S470] "Funeral Services,"Unattributed Newspaper Clipping, c. 3 August 1939, the article was probably published on 2 November 1939 as it makes reference to the funeral having been held on Wednesday, and the date of her death was 30 October, a Monday.
  9. [S210] Find A Grave, online at findagrave.com; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources, Margaret "Maggie" Frueh Weygand.
  10. [S475] Charles Georg Weygand, Certificate of Naturalization - Photocopy, Petition, Vol. 5, pg. 1086; Stub, Vol. 7253, pg. 21, gives physical description, names of family members, previous nationality (27 March 1911); Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  11. [S1092] Peter Frueh household, 1880 U.S. Census, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, 96 Moore St., Brooklyn, Enumeration District 152, Sheet 31, dwelling 103, family 1; Washington: National Archives. , names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  12. [S460] Chas G Weygand household, 1910 U.S. Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, family on two pages.
  13. [S461] Charles G Weygand household, 1930 U.S. Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, population schedule, 79 Van Buren St., Ward 8 (part), Precinct B, Taunton, Enumeration District 3-239, Page No. 7951 (hand-written), Sheet No. 3 B, dwelling 53, family 61; Washington: National Archives.
  14. [S473] "Golden Wedding Day Is Observed By Mr. And Mrs. Weygand", Taunton Daily Gazette, Taunton, Massachusetts, 27 November 1931, gives address.
  15. [S1102] Anna Fruh Will (unknown date), Anna M. Früh Last Will and Testament; Kings County Surrogate's Court; Liber 517 of Wills pg. 215; Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office.Names, events, relationships, locations (will undated).
  16. [S471] Recollections, Dorothy Weygand Corkum, c. 1985.
  17. [S460] Chas G Weygand household, 1910 U.S. Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, shows as child of Chas. G. and Margaret Weygand.
  18. [S480] Jay and Delene Holbrook, compilers, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records (Provo, Utah: Holbrook Research Institute), Births Registered in the City of Taunton, Mass., for the year 1900, pg 229.
  19. [S480] Massachusetts Vital and Town Records, Deaths Registered in the City of Taunton, Mass., for the year 1905, pg 167.
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