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WEISS Micajah

Male 1803 - 1914  (111 years)


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  • Name WEISS Micajah 
    Born 3 Jun 1803  Northampton, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Sep 1914  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Beaver Brook Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Notes of Anna Stem
      NY World July 3, 1913 reference

      1840 Census PA Wayne Palmyra page 292
      1850 Census PA Wayne Palmyra page 112 (name spelled Mancage Whise)
      1860 Census PA Wayne Paupack page 282 sheet 515 (Mcago)
      1870 Census PA Wayne Paupack page 2 sheet 231 Nephew, Joseph Ridgeway, liv es with them. Micajah is listed as being 59.
      1880 Census PA Wayne Paupack Ed 19 Page 4 living with family is Lafayet te Wise (James) Lafayette was the sone of Thomas and Lucy A. James.
      1900 Census NY Sullivan Tusten Ed 102 Sheet 1 lists birth date as April 18 16

      1910 Census NY Sullivan Tusten Ed 157 Sheet 14A

      (from Venora Johnson)
      Micajah Wise/Weiss
      Born 3 June 1800, in Monroe County, Pa son of John and
      Susan (LaBarr) Weiss.
      He was one of nine children, married four times. In
      1897 at age 97 he married Mrs.Christina Weber of
      Beaver Brook. He was a veteran of the Civil War
      enlisting in the 143rd Regiment, Pennsylvania
      Volunteer
      Infantry at Honesdale, Pa and served until the close
      of the war in 1865. He was fond of hunting and
      fishing, was a raftsman on the Delaware and was a
      farmer, also engaged in an extensive lumber business.
      He died September 1914 at age 114 years of age, buried
      in Beaver Brook Cemetery.

      1 Elizabeth Ansley b: 1797
      married 1828
      died Nov 12, 1874

      2 Lucy A James
      married 1875
      died Oct 1891

      3 Kate Adams
      married 1894
      died 1894

      4 Christina Weber
      b: 1842
      married 14 Feb 1897
      died Aug 3, 1917

      Micajah is mentioned in a book called HANDS ACROSS THE WALL. Th is is a account of the 25th year reunion of of soldiers who fought in t he battle of Gettysburg.

      Church records suggest his birthdate was actually Aug 14 1815.

      Obituary
      An Old Soldier's Death
      Some time ago an old, sick, soldier came to Newmanstown, and short ly after, taken sick, was sent to Reading hospital, where last week he die d. The body was brought back to Newmanstown and buried with military hono rs on Sunday--the Veterans and Sons of Veterans escorting the body to t he music and Rev. T. Asher Hess conducted the services. Interment was ma de at the Newmanstown cemetery. The soldier's name was Weiss.

      An obituary ran in several national papers includingthe New York Times
      September 26, 1914
      Oldest Man In New York, a Raftsman, Was Married Four Times
      Monticello, New York
      Micajah Weiss, aged 114 years, the oldest man in New York State a nd perhaps in the United States died yesterday at his home in Beaver Bro ok Sullivan County of old age. He fought in the Civil War and at the ti me of his death was the oldest veteran on the pension list.
      The centenarian was born at Dancing Rift, Pennsylvania. He was marri ed four times. He was the father of two children by hisfirst wife but bo th died in infancy. No relatives survive him. For fifty tive years Mr. W eiss engaged in lumbering and had taken hundreds ofrafts down the Delawa re River to Easton. Trenton, and Philadelphia, many times walking bac k. He had never worn glasses but there was little need for them as he cou ld neither read nor write. He never used tobacco though he took a gla ss of wiskey whenever he felt like it.
    Person ID I7146  Booth Family
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2013 

    Father WEISS John,   b. Abt 1782, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1866, Upper Mt. Bethel Township, Northampton, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother LABAR Susan,   b. 20 Dec 1786, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1873  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F2534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GEMERLICH Christine,   b. 15 Nov 1842, Auf Alter Dahl, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1917, Yulon, Sullivan, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1897 
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F2537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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