Abt 1525 - Abt 1604 (~ 79 years)
||George WEISER |
(1) Weiser, Frederick Sheely, The German Origins of the Weisers, Manheim, PA: John Conrad Weiser Family Association, 1965, pp. 6-7:
George Weiser (?ca. 1604)
A series of entries in tax lists, land holding records and finally the land transactions records of Grossaspach refer to a George Weiser?Jerg Weisser as it is most often spelled. In 1542 and 1545 he is on the list of persons between seventeen and sixty years of age who were taxed and/or mustered for service in the war against the Turks. In 1551 he is mentioned next to Jacob Klinger in a land holdings record. In 1568 a new record of land holdings was prepared. George's holdings were extensive for the times: 14?? Morgen of fields, about five Morgen of meadows and a small garden plot, as well as a vineyard. In a record of taxation from 1591 "old George Weiser" and "George Weiser" were taxed in Kleinaspach, but in the same year a George Weiser sold some land in Grossaspach. "Old George Weiser" appears on a tax list from Grossaspach in 1603, but young George was taxed there in 1603, 1604, and 1605. It seems highly likely, therefore, that George Weiser died in 1604 and that while there is no proof that the George whose name occurs in Grossaspach is the same as the one who had earlier lived in Kleinaspach, they are the same persons. A strong clue in this direction is the following record from Grossaspach, which shows that the George who had lived there had a son named Simon:
In the year 1605
On the 12th day of January there occurred a taxable division before both Schultheissen and the Weysen Richtern (the magistrate position from which the name Weiser might be derived) concerning the late George Weiser's estate. Herein Michael and Simon Weiser, brothers, and, Anna, the late Hanns Weyeser's widow. First their deceased father's house and garden was registered. . . . Jacob Brunn, the late George Weiser's son-in-law [had received certain property] and the other five heirs are treated equally in the division . . . Jacob must give the other five heirs. . . .
Although the record is hard to read, it seems clear, therefore, that old George Weiser had six children, four of whom (Michael, Simon, Hanns, and Jacob Brunn's wife) are named in the record.
||Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
||24 Feb 2016 |