Biography of George J. Weber
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





GEORGE J. WEBER, general merchant at Troutville, Pa., where he is also a justice of the peace, has been a lifelong resident of Clearfield county and was born November 5, 1865. on his father's farm in Bell township. His parents were Jacob and Elizabeth (Hoch) Weber, and his grandfather was John Jacob Weber.

Jacob Weber was born in 1833, in Germany, and was thirteen years of age when he accompanied his parents, John Jacob and Susannah (Schoch) Weber, to America. John Jacob, or Curly Weber, as he was known to his neighbors in those early days, located one mile south of Troutville, in the dense woods of Brady township, Clearfield county, and there spent the rest of his days, and after his death his son, Jacob Weber, came into possession of the farm. He lived on the old homestead until 1900 when he moved to Troutville. Jacob Weber was married first to Mrs. Elizabeth (Hoeh) Miller, widow of Christian Miller and the daughter of German parents, her birth having taken place in Germany. To her first marriage one child was born, Mary, who is deceased, and three children were born to her marriage with Jacob Weber: George Jacob, our subject; Lewis Daniel, who is a resident of Troutville; and Susanna, who died at the age of two years. Mrs. Weber died in 1870 and in 1872 Mr. Weber married her sister, Miss Eva Hoeh. Seven children were born to the second marriage, namely: Elizabeth, who is the wife of H. M. Kuntz, of Brady township; Augustus F., who lives in Brady township; Catherine M., of Reynoldsville, Pa.; Mary A., who is now deceased; Rosanna, who is the wife of Otto Schoch, of Troutville; Nora, who is the wife of Godfrey Biehl, of Pittsburg; and Freeda.

George Jacob Weber was reared on the home farm and obtained a public school education. Being the eldest son he was early called on to give his father assistance but he developed more taste for a business career than for an agricultural life and in 1890 became a clerk in the store of a brother-in-law, in York county, and later took charge of a branch store for the same employer, at Philadelphia, where he remained for fifteen months. About the time the coal mines started into operation here, Mr. Weber returned to Clearfield county and in partnership with his brother, L. D. Weber, opened up a general store at Troutville, business beginning in April, 1892, and they continued together until June 2, 1902, when George J. Weber bought the interest of his brother, who had entered the employ of the Rochester and Pittsburg Coal and Iron Company, and since that time Mr. Weber has continued the business alone.

In June, 1889, Mr. Weber was married to Miss Margaret Rishel, a daughter of Daniel Rishel, late of Troutville, and they have two children: Ruth Golden and Ethel Jeannette. Mr. Weber and family attend the Reformed church of which he has been a member since he was fifteen years of age. In politics he is a Democrat. Since 1894 he has been serving on the school board and since 1909 has been a justice of the peace. Mr. Weber has been one of the stockholders of the DuBois National Bank since its organization.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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