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Joseph R. Welleck, Sr
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Birth: 1897
Latrobe
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1969
Latrobe
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Joe was my great-great-uncle. He was the firstborn of the six children of Hugo and Alice Neiman Wellek. His younger siblings were Alice (my great-grandma), Hugh, Annie, Frank, and George. At the age of twelve, he became the man of the house when his father was killed in a horrible accident. He and his family got by with help from friends and maternal relatives after that. (His mother's side of the family consisted of native-born Americans, whereas his father's side of the family was in Germany.) Only three years after the loss of his father, he lost the younger of his two sisters, Annie.

Eventually his mother remarried, to a man named Adolph Herman, though he and his five siblings kept their father's name, and during her marriage to him, his mother's name became Wellek-Herman. Joe himself later changed the spelling of his name to Welleck.

Joe married a woman named Violet, and they lived and raised their family in Latrobe, the place he had been raised himself. His sister Alice gave her firstborn daughter, my grandma, the middle name Violet in honor of her sister-in-law, who was well-liked in the family.

He and his wife are buried near my great-grandmother Alice Wellek Wetmore and her husband William. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hugo V. Wellek (1866 - 1910)
  Alice Mae Neiman Wellek (1875 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Violet A. Welleck (1895 - 1986)
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph R. Welleck (1897 - 1969)
  Alice Mae Wellek Wetmore (1899 - 1982)*
  Hugh Edward Wellek (1901 - 1960)*
  Annie C. Wellek (1903 - 1913)*
  Frank T. Wellek (1907 - 1985)*
  George H. Wellek (1909 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Vincent Cemetery
Latrobe
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Carrie-Anne
Record added: May 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37282472
Joseph R. Welleck, Sr
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Joseph R. Welleck, Sr
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Joseph R. Welleck, Sr
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