Jean Georges Weiss

Gravestone of Jean Georges Weiss,
Protestant cemetery, Mulhouse
Born: 30 December 1809, Mulhouse
Died: 25 December 1867, Mulhouse

Father: Jean Georges Weiss, 1785-1874
Mother: Barbara Blech: 1786-1843

Spouse: Rose Fanny Favre, 1825-1872
Married on 4 April 1846, in Mulhouse. Rose's father was dead and so unable to consent to her - a minor - getting married. Instead, their intention to marry was published unopposed on two Sundays (8th and 15th March) before they married. Witnesses for the groom: George Mieg, aged 57, and Mathieu Thierry-Mieg, aged 42, both uncles of the groom. Witnesses for the bride: Nicolas Koechlin, Chevalier de la légion d'honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour, no less), aged 64, and Jean Koechlin, aged 44, both uncles of the bride.

  • Amélie Weiss, 1847-

Biographical information
Often referred to as George Weiss-Favre, in order to distinguish from all the other Jean George Weiss'.

Jean Georges Weiss was born in Mulhouse between 3 and 4pm. The witnesses at the registration of his birth were both uncles - Godefroi Hofer, aged 46, artist (married to his father's sister Mary Ann) and Samuel Weiss, aged 23, merchant.

Jean George Weiss was a chemist. He was a member of the Société Industrielle de Mulhouse from 1839 until his death, and sat on the Chemistry Committee of the society for a number of years, including 1851 and 1858. One assumes that as a chemist he worked in the textile industry, perhaps in dyeing.

Jean Georges Weiss died on 25 December 1867 in Mulhouse. He was buried in the Protestant cemetery in Mulhouse.