John B. Weber Edit Profile
High school education.
Enlisted as private 44th New York Volunteer Infantry (“Elsworth Avengers”), August 7, 1861. Successively corporal to actg. a.-a.-g. Colonel 89th United States.C.T., September 19, 1863-June 20, 1864.
Assistant postmaster Buffalo, 1870-1873. Defeated for sheriff Erie County by Grover Cleveland but elected to succeed him for term, 1874-1876. Member 49th to 50th Congresses (1885-1889), 33d New York District.
Commissioner of immigration port of New York, 1890-1893. Chairman commission to investigate in Europe causes inciting immigration. Visited various European countries, chiefly Russia, in connection with Jewish persecutions.
Commissioner general Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901. Home: Lackawanna, New York.
Member 49th to 50th Congresses (1885-1889), 33d New York District.
Married Elizabeth J. Farthing, January 7, 1864 (died 1900).; married second, Alice J. Roberts, August 7, 1913. Children: Mary Frances (Mistress Howard O. Cobb), Elizabeth H. (Mistress Godfrey L. Carden), Jean Beatrice (Mistress Frank M. Brinker), Laura Christiana (Mistress George S. Goodrich), Ethel Grace (Mistress Edward Meinel), Clara Adelia (deceased), Mabel Adele (deceased).
- Philip J. Weber
- Mary Anna (Yung) Weber
- Elizabeth J. Farthing
- Alice J. Roberts
- Clara Adelia Weber (deceased)
- Mary Frances Weber (Mistress Howard O. Cobb)
- Laura Christiana Weber (Mistress George S. Goodrich)
- Ethel Grace Weber (Mistress Edward Meinel)
- Mabel Adele Weber (deceased)
- Jean Beatrice Weber (Mistress Frank M. Brinker)
- Elizabeth H. Weber (Mistress Godfrey L. Carden)