Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand

(27 May 1859 - 15 October 1934)

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Charles George (Karl Georg) Weygand
1859 - 1934
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Weygand
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Weygand Family Pedigree
Descent from Valentin Weygand - 1711
FatherJohann Ludwig Weygand1 (9 Apr 1828 - bfr 17 Sep 1874)
MotherEmilie Lay2 (19 Nov 1834 - 1 Sep 1906)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildKarl Georg (Charles George) Weygand was born on 27 May 1859, in Pforzheim, Grand Duchy of Baden. The dates (and even the times of day) of his birth and baptism were recorded on 11 July 1859, by J. Riehm, City Pastor... the spelling the surname of the principals was recorded as, "Weygandt;" however, the first names of everyone and the maiden name of the mother are all consistent with the individuals in this family.3,4,5,6
ChildHe was baptized on 10 July 1859, in Pforzheim, Grand Duchy of Baden.7
GroomHe, 23, married Margaretha Früh, 21, daughter of Peter Früh and Anna Maria Büser, 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.5,8
DeceasedHe died on 15 October 1934 in East Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, at the age of 75.9
InterredHe was buried in Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.10

Children with Margaretha Früh:

Immigrant Ancestor

In 1879, Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand arrived in Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York. Other sources say the year was 1876. According to family tradition, Karl Georg emigrated from Germany with his brother Friedrich Karl ahead of their mother and other siblings.11,12

Some Life Events of Interest

Circa 1890, in New York City, New York Co., New York... While employed by Tiffany & Co. in New York, Charles' talent for fabricating works of art in precious metals was called upon. He designed and fabricated the silver service for the Officers' Mess aboard the USS Maine. The service was comprised of a soup tureen and two serving dishes decorated with pine cones and the Great Seal of the State of Maine.

The USS Maine, an armored steamship, was just the second battleship in the United States Navy, launched in 1890 and formally commissioned in 1895. The silver service was given to the ship by the people of Maine in 1891.

The battleship sank in Havana Harbour in 1898 after a mysterious explosion... the sinking, with a great loss of American lives, was a catalyst in the United States' start of the Spanish American War.

The officers' coffee service was recovered when in 1911 and 1912 an attempt was made to raise the hulk to clear the harbor. The silver service is now on permanent loan from the U.S. Navy and is on display in the dining room of Blaine House, Augusta, Maine.13
Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand became a naturalized citizen of the United States on 27 March 1911 while 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.14

Occupation

Karl/Charles was a goldsmith, silversmith and fabricator, having learned the trades from his father15,16

Residences and Censuses

Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand and Margaretha 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.17
He and Margaretha 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.18
On 27 November 1931, Karl Georg (Charles George) Weygand and Margaret (Maggie) Freugh were living 79 Van Buren St., Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.19

Sources - Citations

  1. [S465] Letter from Norman Charles Reuel (Lake San Marcos, California) to Erna (Reuel) Lenhart, 28 March 1988; KGW3-LTR-465 Paper Files of Sean C Tracy (Tracy Home Office). Cover letter delineating the author's and his aunt's (the recipient) ancestral line through four generations - his father to his great, great grandparents, Jacob Weygand, Margarethe Pfeffer, Nathan Lay, and Jeanette Odenheimer, gives date and location of birth.
  2. [S465] Letter, Norman Charles Reuel to Erna (Reuel) Lenhart, 28 March 1988, gives date and location of marriage and names of children.
  3. [S474] Pforzheim Evangelical City Parish Record of Birth of Karl George Weygandt - 27 May 1859 photocopy of original page in German; with English translation , Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  4. [S465] Letter, Norman Charles Reuel to Erna (Reuel) Lenhart, 28 March 1988, J. Riehm, City Pastor, recorded the location and dates of his birth and baptism on 11 July 1859.
  5. [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.
  6. [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 had been born in Germany; Margaret had been born in New York.
  7. [S465] Letter, Norman Charles Reuel to Erna (Reuel) Lenhart, 28 March 1988, J. Riehm, City Pastor, recorded the location and dates of his birth and baptism on 11 July 1859, one day after his baptism.
  8. [S460] Chas G Weygand household, 1910 U.S. Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, Charles and Margaret had been married 28 years.
  9. [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).
  10. [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, Charles George "Karl" Weygand.
  11. [S473] "Golden Wedding Day Is Observed By Mr. And Mrs. Weygand", Taunton Daily Gazette, Taunton, Massachusetts, 27 November 1931, came to this country in 1876 and settled in Brooklyn.
  12. [S465] Letter, Norman Charles Reuel to Erna (Reuel) Lenhart, 28 March 1988, gives year of emigration based on information from author's father, Karl (Charles) Ferdinand Reuel, grandson of the Karl Georg.
  13. [S465] Letter, Norman Charles Reuel to Erna (Reuel) Lenhart, 28 March 1988.
  14. [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.
  15. [S473] "Golden Wedding Day,"Taunton Daily Gazette, 27 November 1931, gives short biography.
  16. [S479] Jay and Delene Holbrook, compilers, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records (Provo, Utah: Holbrook Research Institute), Births Registered in the City of Taunton, For the year 1895 - By Edwin A. Tetlow, City Clerk; pg. 42; shows father's occupation as silver smith.
  17. [S460] Chas G Weygand household, 1910 U.S. Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, family on two pages.
  18. [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.
  19. [S473] "Golden Wedding Day,"Taunton Daily Gazette, 27 November 1931, gives address.
  20. [S473] "Golden Wedding Day,"Taunton Daily Gazette, 27 November 1931.
  21. [S460] Chas G Weygand household, 1910 U.S. Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, shows as child of Chas. G. and Margaret Weygand.
  22. [S479] Massachusetts Vital and Town Records, Births Registered in the City of Taunton, For the year 1895 - By Edwin A. Tetlow, City Clerk; pg. 42.
  23. [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.
  24. [S480] Massachusetts Vital and Town Records, Deaths Registered in the City of Taunton, Mass., for the year 1905, pg 167.
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