Josiah Rufus (J. R.) Weyand was born 31 March 1889 (date from WWI Draft Registration) in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, to Irvin F. Weyand and Sarah Yowler.
Josiah's first wife was Maggie Mae Weighley, married 4 July 1908 in Somerset Co. They had two children, Leora, born about 1908, and Paul, born about 1910, both in Pennsylvania. In 1910, Leora was living with her grandparents, Seth and Elizabeth Weighley in Somerset, Somerset Co. In 1920, Leora and Paul are with their Weighley grandparents in Somerset.
In 1900, Maggie M. Weighley is living with her parents in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, given a birth date of Aug. 1884.
According to family lore, Maggie died in childbirth with the birth of a son. Would like to know more about this, and especially what became of Leora and Paul.
Josiah's second wife was Allie Jan Brummet, married 1916, by whom he had a large family. Josiah died in Adams County, Ohio, 15 July 1979.
Any information is welcome. Judy Weyand Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org