Mini Bio: Philip Weiser & Mary Grümber
This is a brief biography of Neil's great grandparents, Philip Weiser (1782-1854) and Mary Grümber (1802-1886). See their position on the family tree.
Johann "Philip" Weiser
Parents: Johann Jacob Weiser & Anna Barbara Emt
Birth: March 12, 1782 in Oberwisen, Hessen (present-day Germany)
--- 1838 Rauentaler Hof, Gemeinde Bornheim, Hessen (emigration)
--- 1838 Pennsylvania (immigration)
--- 1840 Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
--- 1841 Cass County, Illinois
Death: August 1, 1854 in Cass County, Illinois; buried in Weiserr Cemetery in Arenzville Township, Cass county.
Maria Magdalena "Mary" Grümber
Parents: Elizabetha Margaretha Lahr & ? Grümber
Birth: September 24, 1802 in Weinheim, Alzey, Hessen (present-day Germany)
--- Prior to 1854 with husband
--- 1860 Arenzville, Cass County, Illinois (with son Philip)
--- 1870 Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois (with son John)
--- 1880 Buckhart Twp., Christian County, Illinois (with son John)
Death: November 15, 1886 (or 1884)
Marriage and Children
Marriage: Johann "Philip" Weiser married Maria Magdalena Grümber on June 30, 1819 in Weinheim, Alzey, Hessen.
--- Nicholas Weiser: born 1820 in Bornheim, married Hilke Eilers, died 1875 in Cass County, Illinois
--- Margaretha Weiser: born 1822 in Bornheim, may have died shortly after arriving in America.
--- Georg Weiser: born 1824 in Bornheim, may have died shortly after arriving in America.
--- Johannes "John" Weiser: born 1828 in Bornheim, married Dorothea Musch, died 1897 in Sharpsburg, Christian County, Illinois.
--- Katherine Weiser: born 1831 in Bornheim, married Frederick Birkenmeyer, died before 1865.
--- Anna Maria "Susanna" Weiser: born 1833 in Bornheim, married John Hoerring, died after 1902 in Washington state.
--- Philip Weiser: born 1835 in Bornheim, married Margretta Dexheimer, died in 1902 in Stonington, Christian County, Illinois.
--- Karlena "Carrie" Weiser: born 1839 in Pennsylvania, married Dietrich Keiser, then Simon Broker, died in 1918 in Craigmont, Oklahoma.
*** Barbara Weiser: born 1842 in Cass County, Illinois; married Edward Holben; died 1893 in Edmund, Oklahoma.
Posts about Philip and Mary (Grümber) Weiser
• Emigrants from Rauenthaler Hof near Bornheim, Hessen-Darmstadt: the Weiser family
• Weiser Family History - excellent site with history of the Weiser family in Germany and scans of original birth, marriage and death records.
• 1880 Census, Christian Co., Illinois, p.506A, family of John Weiser (with Mary in the household)
• Biography of John Weiser in the Portrait and Biographical Record of Christian County, Illinois, p. 239.