Cornelius Weygandt

Cornelius Weygandt

Birth
Osthofen, Landkreis Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death
1 Oct 1799 (aged 86)
Schoeneck, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Schoeneck, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Adult Male I, 4th Row
Memorial ID
64568728 View Source

Son of John Balthaser Weygandt and Attilia Dimler, both of Germany

On May 30, 1776, Cornelius was elected a member of the County Committee of Safety, serving on the Standing Committee to the end of his term in November of that year. It was a critical period, and two sons are known to have entered the militia service, Cornelius Jr., joined Captain John Arndt's company of the "Flying Camp" and Jacob became a captain of militia, entering into active service a number of tours. When the Moravian congregation was commenced at Shoeneck (Near Nazareth, PA) in 1762, Mrs. Weygandt was received as a member there, and on August 6, 1763, partook of the Lord's Supper at the first communion. She was a truly sincere Christian, strongly devoted to her church and to her family. She died at her home, on the Bushkill, having nearly completed fifty years of married life. Her husband survived her ten years, dying at nearly eight-seven, and both are buried in the little shaded churchyard of the Moravians at Shoeneck. In this union they were blessed with eight children, seven of whom and thirty grandchildren survived her. Her eldest son, John, became closely connected with the Moravians and lived at Bethlehem in single retirement until his death in 1806. He frequently accompanied the Moravian missionaries, Heckewelder and Bull, in their journeys to the West and Northwest. Jacob founded the first newspaper published in Northampton county (1793), was a member of the State Legislature (1808-09-10-11); and Presidential elector (1809). He died in 1828, aged eighty-six. Cornelius, Jr., Peter, Maria Agneta (m. Henry Freas) sic, and Susan (m. Peter Ihrig) removed to Washington county, Pennsylvania, and settled in Carroll township, about 1790. Descendants of Cornelius, Jr. still occupy the old homestead near Monongahela City, and numerous others live in western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Son of John Balthaser Weygandt and Attilia Dimler, both of Germany

On May 30, 1776, Cornelius was elected a member of the County Committee of Safety, serving on the Standing Committee to the end of his term in November of that year. It was a critical period, and two sons are known to have entered the militia service, Cornelius Jr., joined Captain John Arndt's company of the "Flying Camp" and Jacob became a captain of militia, entering into active service a number of tours. When the Moravian congregation was commenced at Shoeneck (Near Nazareth, PA) in 1762, Mrs. Weygandt was received as a member there, and on August 6, 1763, partook of the Lord's Supper at the first communion. She was a truly sincere Christian, strongly devoted to her church and to her family. She died at her home, on the Bushkill, having nearly completed fifty years of married life. Her husband survived her ten years, dying at nearly eight-seven, and both are buried in the little shaded churchyard of the Moravians at Shoeneck. In this union they were blessed with eight children, seven of whom and thirty grandchildren survived her. Her eldest son, John, became closely connected with the Moravians and lived at Bethlehem in single retirement until his death in 1806. He frequently accompanied the Moravian missionaries, Heckewelder and Bull, in their journeys to the West and Northwest. Jacob founded the first newspaper published in Northampton county (1793), was a member of the State Legislature (1808-09-10-11); and Presidential elector (1809). He died in 1828, aged eighty-six. Cornelius, Jr., Peter, Maria Agneta (m. Henry Freas) sic, and Susan (m. Peter Ihrig) removed to Washington county, Pennsylvania, and settled in Carroll township, about 1790. Descendants of Cornelius, Jr. still occupy the old homestead near Monongahela City, and numerous others live in western Pennsylvania and Ohio.


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Born in Osthofen, Palatinate


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