Morris Weber (Weaver) was born in Germany in 1833, and came to America in about 1856, settling in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. He was married twice, his first wife being Barbara Miller, who was born in Germany in 1832 and died in Hollidaysburg of consumption in 1867.  His second wife, whom he married in 1867, was Barbara E. Rhodes, daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Singer) Rhodes. She was born in 1842 and died in 1935. Morris resided first in Hollidaysburg, and then in Gaysport, a small "suburb" of Hollidaysburg, which is now again incorporated into that city. Morris had 6 children with his first wife, and 9 with his second. His eldest child born to wife number two was born out of wedlock in 1864, while his first wife was still living! Morris was a veteran of the Civil War.

The Morris Weaver home on Franklin St. in Gaysport, purchased by the second Mrs. Weaver in 1876 (modern photo).

Morris' children were:

to his first wife:

  1. Joseph (Mayer) Weaver [stepson] (1854-1876)
  2. Catherine Weaver (1856-died young)
  3. Mary Ann Weaver Koch Marks (1858-1931)*
  4. Barbara Weaver Downey (1860-1951)*
  5. Ellen T. Weaver Ellis (1862-1933)
  6. Katherine Weaver (1863-1864)
  7. Morris John Weaver (1866-1942)*

to his second wife:

  8. Jennie May Weaver (1864-1915)
  9. Margaret Weaver Suckling (1869-1959)*
10. Annie Weaver (1871-1873)
11. William Harrison Weaver (1873-1955)*
12. George Samuel Weaver (1875-1944)*
13. Franklin Jerome Weaver (1877-1881)
14. Rosetha May Weaver White (1879-1918)*
15. Clara Elizabeth Weaver Shaffer (1882-1914)*
16. Flora Josephine Weaver Hamilton (1884-1951)

I have been fortunate enough to obtain photos of Morris, his second wife, and some of Morris' children (marked with an asterisk * above) and grandchildren. Enjoy the photos!

Weaver Family Photos, page 1
Weaver Family Photos, page 2
Weaver Family Photos, page 3
Weaver Family Photos, page 4
Weaver Family Photos, page 5
Weaver Family Photos, page 6
Weaver Family Photos, page 7

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