Weidman, Felix

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Felix Weidman was born on 15 Apr 1785 in Beaver Dam, (Berne) Albany, New York, the son of Jacob Weidman, Jr. (8 Oct 1747, Catskill, Greene, New York - 18 Feb 1813, Beaver Dam, Albany, New York) and Mary Margaret Maria Zimmer (24 Dec 1750, Gallupville, Schoharie, New York, USA , - 1 Sep 1834, Berne, Albany, New York, USA). His siblings were: 1. David B. Weidman, b. 6 Sep 1789, Beaver Dam (now Berne), Albany, New York , d. Aft 1850, Unadilla, Otsego, New York

  • Jacob Joseph Weidman, b. 1 Jan 1783, Beaver Dam (now Berne), Albany, New York , d. 21 Dec 1847, Berne, Albany, New York
  • Maria Elisabeth Elisabet Weidman, b. Bef Aug 8 1772, Beaver Dam (now Berne), Albany, New York , d. 1821
  • Judith Weidman, b. 26 Feb 1796, Town of Berne, Albany co., New York , d. 23 Oct 1860, Town of Berne, Albany co., New York
  • Catherine Catherina Weidman, b. Bef Mar 20 1774, Beaver Dam, Albany, New York , d. Aft 1832
  • Annetje Weidman, b. 25 Jan 1776, Beaver Dam, Albany, New York , d. Aft 1850, Wright, Schoharie, New York
  • Eva Weidman, b. 14 Dec 1777, Beaver Dam, Albany, New York , d. 12 May 1830, Danube, Herkimer, NY
  • Elizabeth Weidman, b. 1 Sep 1780, Beaver Dam, Albany, New York , d. 18 Oct 1865, Wright, Schoharie, New York
  • Elizabeth (Betsey) Weidman, b. 4 May 1787, Beaver Dam, Albany, New York , d. 14 Oct 1847



Marriage & Children

Felix Weidman married Elizabeth (Betsy) Schell (17 Jan 1780, Gallupville, Wright, Schoharie, New York - 12 Nov 1856, Gallupville, Wright, Schoharie, New York). Their children were:

  • Catharine Weidman, b. 11 Feb 1808, Tabor Road, Berne, Albany, New York , d. 22 Dec 1873, Albany, New York
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Weidman, b. 10 Mar 1813, Tabor Road, Town of Berne, Albany, New York , d. 25 Feb 1869, Town of Knox, Albany, New York
  • Anna Maria Weidman, b. 1809
  • Jemima Weidman, b. 24 Mar 1811, d. 11 Jul 1877
  • Daniel Weidman, b. 1815, d. 1886
  • Paul T. Weidman, b. 1820
  • Paulett Weidman, b. 1820
  • Dr. Felix Weidman, b. 1825, d. 1895


Felix Weidman died 14 Nov 1825 in Berne, Albany, New York, USA and was buried in the Berne and Beaverdam Cemetery, Town of Berne, Albany, New York


Additional Media

Weidman, Reuben L., is a descendant of Jacob Weidman of Switzerland, who was one of the first settlers in Berne, Albany county, N. Y., where he built the first house, the town being named after his native city, Berne, Switzerland. He also built a saw and flouring mill at what was long known as Weidman's Mills.

Jacob Weidman was the father of one son Felix, who was the father of Daniel, Jacob, Paul and Felix. All these four generations lived in Berne. Daniel Weidman when fifteen became clerk in a general store in West Berne, and when sixteen came to Albany as clerk for Peter Van Wormer, and later for F. W. Ford & Son. Afterwards he attended the Knoxville and Gallupville Academies, was clerk in a dry goods store in New York city, joined his uncle in mercantile business in Gallupville for six years and thence came to Albany in 1845 and was the founder of the present house of Weidman & Co. He remained in the wholesale grocery business until his death. May 13, 1886.

His son George D. was born June 29, 1842, entered the army in 1861 as orderly sergeant, became brevet major of volunteers and captain of Co. F, Fifth Regt., N. G. S. N. Y. He died March 17, 1883.

Reuben L. Weidman is a son of Felix Weidman, a physician and surgeon whose practice extended over a period covering about forty-five years. He was one of the best known and most successful practitioners in his section of the county. The subject of this sketch was born at Central Bridge, N. Y., October 1, 1848. For a number of years he was engaged in the grocery business in Gallupville, N. Y., and was also for a time in the employ of D. Weidman, Sons & Co., as traveling salesman. A short time previous to the death of his uncle, Daniel Weidman, he became a member of the firm. October 5, 1888, Mrs. E. Eugenia Daw, a daughter of Daniel Weidman, was admitted under the present firm name of Weidman & Co. Thomas R. Ward, jr., was admitted March 1, 1894. Mr. Weidman enlisted August 17, 1864, in Co. I, l5th N. Y. Cav., and did special duty until discharged May 8, 1865. He is a member of George Dawson Post No. 63, G. A. R., and also of Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 3, F. & A. M. He was married October 4, 1870, to Miss Helena Hunting. They have one daughter. Miss Caroline Weidman.

Landmarks of Albany County, New York