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Weygandt Family Genealogy

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Bechtel - Weygandts:

John Bechtel -- b. October 3, 1690, at Weinheim in the German Palatinate, d. aft. 1742; JB mar. Maria Appolonia Marrett, b. May 14, 1691, d. February 7, 1778. They emigrated to Germantown, Philadelphia County, in 1726. JB began preaching in the Moravian church in 1728 and was ordained in that church in 1742. Five children; all girls, including:

  Mary Agneta Bechtel (also reffered to as Marice Bechtel) -- b. September 19, 1719, d. May 28, 1789. MAB mar. July 5, 1739 CORNELIUS WEYGANDT



George Herrman Weygandt, Lutheran Minister of Neider Saulheim in Hessen, among whose children was:

  John Balthasar Weygandt of Osthofen on the Rhine. JBW married Ottelia Dimler and their children included:
    CORNELIUS WEYGANDT -- b. March 6, 1713, d. October 1, 1799. CW married Mary Agneta Bechtel three years after his emigration to Germantown in 1736. Left Germantown in 1755 for Fountain Hill, South Bethlehem where he conducted his turner's trade on a farm. In 1760 moved to Bushkill Creek. During Revolution served as a member of the Standing Committee of Observation. His children included:
      Jacob Weygandt -- b. December 13, 1742, d. July 28, 1828. JW mar. Catherine Nowlane in 1769. Employed as editor of Eastoner Bothe und Northamptoner Kundschafter, 1793, and, in 1805, as editor of Der Eastoner Duetche Patriot which gave the political sentiments of the German population. Jacob also served as County Commissioner, First Burgess of Easton, and a Member of Assembly, 1808-1811. The children of Jacob and Catherine included:
        Cornelius Nowlane Weygandt -- b. November 1, 1770 in Forks Township, Pennsylvania, d. May 6, 1806. CW mar. Susan Grunmayer. Their children included:

1. Jacob Weygandt, Jr. -- b. June 30, 1789, d. July 1, 1861.

2. Thomas Jefferson Weygandt -- b. 1800, d. 1874. TJW mar. Sophie (also called Sophia) Makins Helmbold. Thomas and Sophie came to Philadelphia from Easton, Pennsylvania in 1820. Thomas worked as a woodwind musical instrument maker. He lived at 10 N. 8th Street. Their children included:

            Cornelius Nolen Weygandt -- b. 1832, d. 1907. CNW mar. Lucy Elmaker Thomas. Cornelius was president of Western Bank and a diarist, the subject of this collection. Their children included:

Lucy Weygandt -- d. [1860's]

Sophie Weygandt -- b. [1868]

Cornelius Weygandt -- b. December 13, 1871, d. 1957. CW mar. Sara Matlack Roberts, born May 6, 1871. She graduated from Wellesley in 1891. Cornelius was employed as journalist for the Philadelphia Record and then for Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, and later as Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the author of over eighteen books. Their children included:


1. Cornelius Nolen Weygandt b. 1904.

2. Ann Matlack Weygandt