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Jean Georges Weber

Traditional costumes of Alsace
 30 October 1727 at Dauendorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

 1735  to Catherine Reymann
 16 May 1786 at Mertzwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

Family Tree:
Jean Georges Weber in Family Genes
Family Lineage
: Jean Georges Weber (Hans Jean Jacob Weber3) ( Michael2) (Jacob1)

 Jim Benedict



  1. Georg Weber; 1759-1832
  2. Alex Weber; 1764-
  3. Francis Weber; 1765-
  4. Romain Weber; 1766-
  5. Jean Jacob Weber; 1776-1778 (died at 2 years)
  6. Richard Weber; 1778-1789 (died at 11 years)


Alsace countryside

Farming countryside in Alsace, France

The French policy between 1679 and 1697 was to destroy the German lands rather than seek major military engagements. This was carried out mercilessly and brutally by a French army soldier, Ezéchiel du Mas, Comte de Mélac, or General Mélac. Under his command, numerous German towns and villages, including in Alsace, were set on fire and the livelihood of the population was destroyed.

France occupied Strasbourg in 1681 in an unprovoked action and in 1688, the army of Mélac moved into the territory of the Palatinate without provocation and conquered several cities. They also moved into the territory east of the Rhine. By 1697, the Nine Years War was concluded but Mélac stayed on as stronghold commander.

During Jean Jacob Weber’s years, Alsace retained most of its German culture. The Vosges mountains to the west tended to keep the French influence minimized and Alsace enjoyed peace and prosperity until the French Revolution in 1789. ((The Alsace Weber line was derived from genealogy research by Richard Baechler, a native Alsatian living in France.))



Family Genes