Weidman, Felix (B. 1825)
Felix Weidman was born in 1825, the son of Felix Weidman (15 Apr 1785, Beaver Dam, Albany, New York - 14 Nov 1825, Berne, Albany, New York) and Elizabeth (Betsy) Schell (17 Jan 1780, Gallupville, Wright, Schoharie, New York - 12 Nov 1856, Gallupville, Wright, Schoharie, New York) His siblings were: Catharine Weidman
- Paul T. Weidman
- Paulett Weidman
- Anna Maria Weidman
- Jemima Weidman
- Elizabeth (Betsy) Weidman
- Daniel Weidman
Felix Weidman was a physician and surgeon whose practice extended over a period covering about forty-five years. Dr. Felix Weidman was one of the best known and most successful practitioners in his section of the county.
Marriage & Children
Felix Weidman married Caroline Lawrence, daughter of Reuben Lawrence and Ann Van Leuven. His child was:
Dr. Felix Weidman died 10 SEP 1895 in Westerlo, Albany, NY
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.
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