Thursday, May 29, 2014

What NOT to do with your dad (or anyone else)!

I start each week with good intentions of updating this blog, and then get sidetracked. It has been, what, almost one year since my last post?

Since February 2014 I have been re-proofing the Staub genealogy book, and am spending time completing the records as completely as I can with birth or death dates, etc.  Then I get sidetracked and spend endless hours searching archived documents, like in this  post.

Joseph Bernard Weaver (age 64) and his son, John Andrew Weaver (age 36) died within hours of each other in 1939 from over excessive drinking.  Read the article (published in both the New Oxford Item and the Gettysburg Times in 1939) to see what their 'cocktails' consisted of.

So, why are there Weavers in the Staub ancestral line, and why do I send these posts to the Smith family?  Keep reading.... 
  • Joseph Bernard Weaver (1875-1939) married Edith Lau, whose mother was Catherine Agnes Smith (1861-1936), and Catherine's parents were John Henry Smith (1831-1893) married to Anna Maria Groft (1841-1916). 
  • Joseph Bernard's mother, Mary Catherine Staub (1848-1938), was a daughter to Leo Jacob Staub Sr. (1826-1899).  Leo was a 5th generation Staub and Mammaw Staub's husband, John Lawrence Staub, was a 6th generation Staub going back to Adam Staub who emigrated from Germany.
If you cannot read the article, and would like to, drop me a line.  I hope you enjoyed this tidbit of family lore.