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Catalog Number 2000.001.0019
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Sepia tone studio portrait of a couple with their son who appears to be pre-teen. Father and son are dressed in dark suits, vests, white shirts and silk softly ties bow ties. The Mother is wearing a long dark skirt with a white pattern and a dark blouse and fitted jacket. The woman's hear is pulled back severely. No one is smiling.
Number of images 1
Date ca 1884
Title Weirbach, Jacob
Collection Patternmaker - Weirbach, Jacob & family
Accession number 2000.001.
People Weirbach, Jacob
Wife, Mary
Son William
Notes 1852-1907 Patternmaker

Following from Wilderman's History of St. Clair County by Bateman, p 1153
Parents: Samuel & Katherine (Mann) At age 14 began work in a planning mill at Bethlehem, PA. Stayed there for 9 years and worked at a steel works for 3 years.
Emigrated to Belleville 1877. In charge of the wood-working Machinery Dept of Harrison Works. Remained there 4 years.

Took up patternmaking at Rogers Foundry.

Md Mary Billiard in 1871. Dau, Nellie A md August Weisenborn.

Member Hara Gura and Carpenters & Joiners Union

Son, William C. also in foundry business. Daily Advocate newspaper 9/12/04:
William Weierbach appointed foreman of Rompel Foundry Co. Jacob Rompel
president. Company formerly known as Gundlach-Rompel. Founded 1898.
Also see Advocate newspaper 2/4/98