I have no photos of these ancestors....only census reports and death certificates.
Frederick, was born circa 1826 in Mecklenburg, Germany and married Ferdinande Lehman, born in Hanover, Germany circa 1827. My guesstimate on the marriage is 1852 in Germany.
Two known children were products of the marriage. Adolphus Hermann W. Weiss born about 1853 in Hamburg, Germany and my paternal great great grandmother Ferdinande Weiss who was born November 14, 1855 in Hamburg, Germany.
|My brothers and I walked the area in Hartlepool where|
our Weiss ancestors lived when we visited in 2003.
|Death Certificate of Frederick Heindrich Adolph Weiss|
Following her husband's death, Ferdinande continued to live in the home on Victoria Terrace with her two children, Adolph and Ferdinande. Listed in the 1871 United Kingdom Census report, Ferdinande is operating a lodging house in her home and her children are both employed. Adolph as an apprentice to an outfitter and Ferdinande as a dressmaker. I was most surprised to find that one of the lodgers listed in the Weiss home was Christian Olesen, my paternal great great grandfather, who later married the younger Ferdinande Weiss.
On the 1881 United Kingdom Census, Ferdinande at age fifty four, was living at 10 Lower Reed Street, Stranton. Both of her children have married. She is maintaining a lodging house with three man who are involved with the shipping industry and one young woman who is a servant in the home. Undoubtedly someone to assist Ferdinande with the daily duties of running a lodging home.
|Death Certificate of Ferdinande Lehman Weiss|
Additional information can be found on my genealogy website:
Frederick Heindrich Adolph Weiss and Ferdinande Lehman
Christian Invart Olesen and Ferdinande Weiss
My missing link in this family is the Weiss' son, Adolphus Hermann W. Weiss. From records I know he married Mary Elizabeth Middlemass, daughter of George Middlemass at All Saints Church, Stranton on September 19, 1876. To this union was born a son, William Ernest Weiss, born January 1878 in Sunderland, Durham County, England.
Any descendents of Adolph and Mary Elizabeth Weiss, PLEASE contact me.
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