It was 161 years ago (August 26, 1857) that my great grandfather, Lemuel Weaver was born in Perry County, Ohio, to Gottlieb Weber [Goodliff Weaver] and Anne Lane. Goodliff immigrated from Württemburg and married Anne in Pennsylvania. The relocated to Perry County, Ohio, with Anne’s parents, Richard Lane and Mary Gayer. Grandpa Weaver was the 10th of 12 children for his parents. His siblings included: Mary Ann Weaver (1836-1836), Roseanah Weaver Fisher (1837-1931), William Powell Weaver (1840-1927), Elizabeth JaneWeaver (1842-1874), Margaret Ann Weaver Wells (1844-1898), Charles Louis Weaver (1847-1930), Christiana Weaver Rinehart Schwartz (1849-1934), David Shreider Weaver (1855-1909), Jasper P. Weaver (1855-1860), [Lemuel], George Adam Hempleman -Weaver (1861-1879), and Eric Weaver (1864-1864).
Grandpa Weaver, for some reason, I failed to ask as I child, and I regret as an adult, moved to Norfold, Nebraska in the late 1800s where he was working at an asylum and met Grandmother Weaver, Effie Clarissa Lee. The married in Norfolk on 1 August 1891. For some time the couple then moved to Columbus, Ohio, where their son, Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver was born in 1893. Soon after the family moved to Effie’s family home in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan and resided with her parents, Charles Norton Lee and Esther Jenks Lee. By 1900, they were living in Redford, Wayne Co, Michigan and a daughter, Olive Marie Weaver, was born. Olive only lived 5 days. The family returned to the farm in Southfield. In the next few years, Lemuel and Effie bought property at the corner of Tireman and Scotten in Detroit where they build a duplex home. Grandfather Weaver worked for Detroit Edison. He passed away 11 May 1929 and is buried in the family plot at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.