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Re: Looking for more Weyandts
Posted by: Constance Joy (ID *****2968) Date: May 18, 2008 at 16:49:15
In Reply to: Looking for more Weyandts by Audris A. Chaney of 267

Bertha Viola was the daughter of Francis Rush Weyant born July, 1868 in Bedford Co., PA and of Anna E Barclay born May, 1870 in PA who died before 1910. They married on Jan 3, 1889 in St Clairsville, Bedford Co., PA. Together they had the following children:

Verna               born May 1890
Bertha Viola        born 13 June 1893 and died in Nov 1985 in Arlington, VA.
Homer G              born Sep 19 1896 died Jan 9 1975
Mary              born 1899 died 11 Nov 1901
Clyde W              born 1901
Reese G              born 1904

Below is the family in the 1900 census in King, Bedford Co., PA. At the time, Francis was a huckster. By 1910, he was widower and a laborer in a motor barn (living in Windber, Somerset Co. PA.
Francis Rush Weyandt married secondly, Mrs Lillian P. Leppert and had a son Francis R. Jr. born 26 Dec 1915 (died 8 May 2000) and a daughter Helen (Florence?) born 1923 in Kent Co. DE. He was living in Shanksville, PA in the 1920 census and in Dover, Kent Co. DE in 1930 where he was a farmer. Here is an obit for his son Homer:

Homer G. Weyandt, 78, of Shanksville died Jan. 9, 1975, in Somerset
Community Hospital. Born Sept. 19, 1896, in Bedford County, a son of
Francis R. and Anna (Barkley) Weyandt. Preceded in death by parents;
his wife, the former Lillian Keefer; two brothers; and two sisters.
Survived by son, Jack D., Shanksville; four grandchildren, Mrs.
Janice Dickey, Mrs. Daiva Dickey, Hayden G., Mrs. Kathy Bush; six
great-grandchildren. He was a brother of: Mrs. Bertha Hindman,
Vienna, Va.; G.R. Weyandt of Glenside. He was a half-brother of
Francis Weyandt, Dover, Dela., and Mrs. Helen Turney, Laurel, Dela.
He was an Army veteran of World War I. Family will receive friends
from 7-9 p.m. Friday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Charles R.
Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown, where services will be conducted at 2
p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Marlin A. Miller officiating. Interment,
Walker Cemetery, Shanksville.Somerset American, January 10, 1975
Francis Rush Weyant was the son of Jeremiah Weyant and Mary Lanbright.
Jeremiah WEyandt was the son of Michael Weyandt and Dorothy Swatz.
Michael Weyandt was the son of Jacob Weyandt and Elizabeth Hengst. I have more if you want it.

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