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Re: Andrew (Andreas) Weller, sons George and John, from Germany and Maine
Posted by: Walter Weller (ID *****3488) Date: October 14, 2009 at 09:48:09
In Reply to: Andrew (Andreas) Weller, sons George and John, from Germany and Maine by Susan Randall of 1609

I am a descendant of George Weller, son of Andrew Weller, of Maine and Germany.

I, too, have a copy of Asa Weller's letter to his niece. I have compared it to other records, and find it more interesting than valuable.

Asa seems to have known less than he thought he knew about the ancestries of his parents on both sides, but was quite willing to make statements about them anyway (a common failing). He is probably more reliable regarding his siblings and their children. He is not a genealogist, but an old uncle recounting what he thinks he remembers having heard abount his family. In my experience, such family reminisces are always inaccurate in whole or in part. Compared to many, though, Asa's stories are relatively uncorrupted by the omission of generations, confusion of names, wishful thinking, and outright embroidery that are the besetting sins of family traditions.

I should be quite pleased to correspond with Ms. Randall.

Walter Weller

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