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Mary Anne (Ream) Weyand
(1790- ? )

Mary Anne (Ream) Weyand was born in 1790 in Ursina, Somerset County, PA, the daughter of John and Anna Rosina (Weitzel) Ream, and the stepdaughter of (?) (Minerd) Ream. She was only two years of age when his mother died from the bite of a poisonous snake.

She was united in matrimony with farmer Michael Weyand Sr. (1789- ? ). 

Their two known sons were John Weyand and Michael Weyand. 

In 1850, the family lived near Somerset, Somerset County. That year, Michael earned a living as a farmer, and his sons Michael as a carpenter and John as a laborer. They were members of the Reformed Church. 

When the census was taken in 1860, Mary Ann and Michael lived under the same roof and as near neighbors with John and Catherine Weyand and Joseph and Elizabeth Weyand.

~ Son Michael Weyand Jr. ~

Son Michael Weyand Jr. (1829-1900) was born in 1829 in Somerset Township. Although he grew up in the ways of the Reformed Church, he later joined the Evangelical Association, commonly known as the "Albrights." He learned the trade of carpentry but found farming to be more to his liking. 

In 1857, at the age of 28, he wed Sarah Walker ( ? - ? ), daughter of Elder Daniel P. Walker. They had one daughter, Mary E. Johnson. 

A year after their marriage, he joined the Church of the Brethren and felt the Lord's call to the ministry in 1859. The federal census of 1860 shows the Weyands living near Benford's Store, Somerset Township, with Michael earning a living by farming. He was profiled in Jerome E. Blough's 1916 book, History of the Church of the Brethren of the Western District of Pennsylvania, which stated: 

In 1886 he was ordained to the eldership of the Brothers Valley congregation. For about ten years he had charge of this large and flourishing congregation. Brother Weyand's health was not the best at any time in his life. Being of an unassuming nature he lived a quiet life. He did not travel extensively, but was faithful in filling the appointments in his home congregation. He was a supporter of Sunday schools, as well as of mission work as carried on in his day. He frequently attended the Annual Conferences.

Michael died on May 25, 1900, at the age of 71. Burial was in the Pike Cemetery at Brotherton, Somerset County. 

Sarah followed him to the grave on Sept. 29, 1904.

Daughter Mary E. Weyand (1859- ? ) was born in 1859. She married John L. Johnson ( ? - ? ).

~ Son John Weyand ~

Son John Weyand ( ? - ? ) 

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