The search for our roots was begun quite a few years ago by two of our cousins, two sisters Amy and Ellen, in their quest to become members of the DAR. In addition to their research, which uncovered a number of important pieces of information, hand written records by various uncles exists in the family files that documents the Weigel/Baker family's connections in Beaver County, Pennsylvania back through the Revolutionary War.
Additional information that exists has been gleaned from family bibles, newspaper articles and obituaries, Beaver County, Pennsylvania historians, cemetery head stone searches, church records, court house records and numerous family members who have had extremely good memories.
As our family expands into the 11th generation, the number of branches continues to grow. We continue to add surnames such as Anderson, Adamek, Alexander, Biskup, Bixler, Brobeck, Ebersole, Hoffer, Glasser, Kofalt, Mateer, Mitchel, Miller, Ramsey, Reinhard, Smith, Tuma, and on and on. We had our annual family reunion in Western Pennsylvania the weekend of July 24, 1999 and with the assistance of family members, who were forewarned that I would have my laptop there, we added and documented additional names to the point that we now have in excess of 3100 entries. Since that reunion, in 1999, the family continues to grow, and our Family Tree File now contains some 7,050 names, 2,233 marriages, 2,387 recorded locations, and 1,468 surnames, with the oldest researched ancestors dating back to the 1500's, 1600's and 1700's in Europe. Can you join us? Let me know if you think there's a link and we'll do our best to check it out.
You will have noted that I have used the Baker/Weigel names as our genealogical background. These names have been documented as the proper genealogical tree and the BAKER portion contains some of the oldest records in our search, dating back to the late 1600's in Germany. The WEIGEL name has been searched back to the mid 1700's with the earliest beginning in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, based on church records, and a couple non-researched records in Germany with a noted date of 1720. Additional work needs to be performed on those earliest records.
Previous versions of this website had "individual" ancestor pages which gave our visitors some detailed information on those individual records. In this updated site, I've decided that with the extensive growth of our family history, it would be more appropriate to include as many records as possible with possibly "less" detail. If you, as a visitor, find information upon which you'd like more detail, you can simply contact us through our website contact form, and we'll be happy to forward any details we might have that are not already listed.
With that scenario in mind, you will find below, two (2) separate links to PDF files exported from our Family Tree Maker database that is a complete listing of that database. In the BAKER record, it traces our database ancestors through the 11 generations, from GEORGE PETER BAKER through his complete line of descendants on record.
In the WEIGEL record, the document traces descendants from JOHANN LUDWIG WEIGLE (the thusfar non-researched ancestor) through the 11 known generations.
The future "may" bring additional database records of some of the "outlying" (in-law) family records, as time, need, and requests require. Continue to visit us often and see if we've added a section that possibly pertains to your branch of our family, or just to see how some outlying branches fit onto the tree of life.
For now, click on the genealogical file you wish to view, and thank you for visiting our family history. In order to open and view these files, you will need to have the "Adobe Reader" on your computer. If you don't have a default PDF viewer, you can download a copy from Adobe's website, here.