AMOS POOL WEAVER. The names of two well-known families of Westmoreland county are borne by Amos Pool Weaver, of Greensburg, one representing his paternal ancestry and the other the family to which his mother belonged. Both patronymics are synonymous with good citizenship.
Jacob P. Weaver, son of Jacob and Sarah (Kiehl) Weaver, was born October 9, 1843, in Greensburg, and served as a conductor on the Pennsylvania railroad under Andrew Carnegie. Later he was engaged in the planing mill and lumber yard business in Ludwick Borough, under the firm name of Pool & Weaver, for thirty years was a farmer in Unity township, and in 1906 retired from the farm and resided in Greensburg. During the Civil war he served as a private in Company C, Fifty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Thomas Gallagher. He is a Republican in politics, and is a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. He married, December 24, 1868, Mary Jane Pool, whose family history is given below.
Mr. and Mrs. Weaver had children : Minnie S., Amos Pool, mentioned hereafter ; Jacob P., Jennie P., Howard Z., Samuel P., and Sallie K.
Zachariah Pool was born March 21, 1780, in Baltimore county, Maryland, of English ancestry on his father;s side and through his mother of German descent. Early in life he went to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and in 1812 moved thence to Hempfield township, Westmoreland county. His calling was that of a shoemaker, which he followed in connection with farming. Although never an aspirant to ;office he was elected in 1827 tax collector of Hempfield township. His political principles were those of the Democratic party, and he was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church. Mr. Pool married, September 19, 1805, Barbara Huffman, of Chambersburg, and fourteen children were born to them, one whom, Samuel is mentioned hereafter. Mr. Pool's industrious and useful life was prolonged well-nigh to the century limit, his death occurring December 6. 1877, when he had reached the extraordinary age of ninety-seven years, eight months and fifteen days. His descendants were numerous, including, in addition to his fourteen children, one hundred and one grandchildren, on hundred and forty great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren, in all two hundred and sixty four.
Samuel Pool, fifth child of Zachariah and Barbara (Huffman) Pool, was born August 12, 1811, and followed the trade of a boot and shoemaker. In the sphere of politics he adhered to the Republicans, and in matters of religion to the Evangelical Lutheran church, of which he was a member. He married, September 18, 1834, Sophia Fredrica Bierer, and of their eleven children the seventh was a daughter, Mary Jane, born May 19, 1848, in Hempfield township, and became the wife of Jacob P. Weaver, as mentioned above. Mr. Pool died September 29, 1890. He was a man whose character was above suspicion, and he left behind him an honored name.
Amos Pool Weaver, son of Jacob P. and Mary Jane (Pool) Weaver, was born Sept 9, 1871, in Greensburg, Westmoreland county, and is a blacksmith by trade, making a specialty of the branch of the business known as horseshoeing. He is a public-spirited citizen, giving evidence of being such by serving as a member of hose company No. 2, Greensburg fire department, and officiating as treasurer of the company. He also belongs to the Grand Fraternity, of which he is treasures, and the Woodmen of the World. He is a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mr. Weaver married, December 22, 1898, in Greensburg, Oma Stone, born December 2, 1873, in Allegheny City, Allegheny county, daughter of William B. and Eliza A. Parks, the former a merchant of that place. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver have one child, Frank Parks, born March 17, 1904, in Greensburg.
Source Pages 35 & 36 History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906
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