Rosine Angelique Weiss

Born: 12 April 1798, Mulhouse
Died: 13 January 1883, Mulhouse

Father: Jean Gaspard Weiss, 1739-1815
Mother: Marie Baumgarten, 1755-1798

Spouse: Jean Georges Schmaltzer, 1786-1858
Married 21 April 1826 in Mulhouse. Groom's witnesses: Jean Jacques Schoen, carpenter aged 55, and Jean Jacques Schlumberger, manufacturer aged 48, both brothers-in-law of the groom. Bride's witnesses: Godefroid Hofer, manufacturer aged 64, brother-in-law of the bride, and George Weiss, tanner aged 40, brother of the bride.

  • Angélique Emma, 1828-?
  • Eugénie Angélique, 1831-?
  • an unnamed son who survived for less than a day, 1836-1836

Biographical information
Apparently known as Angelique.

Angelique was born three days before her mother Marie died, presumably from complications after childbirth. She was close to her sister Martha, who would have been 12 years old when Angelique was born, and may well have mothered her as she was growing up.

There is not much known of Angelique's life. When she married Jean Georges in 1826, at age 28, she had been residing in the Department of Seine St Denis in Paris. We can only speculate why she was living in Paris - perhaps she was a governess (although the marriage record says she was sans profession so maybe not), maybe she was staying with family or friends.

Once married, Angelique and Jean Georges lived in Mulhouse. I have only been able to find the births of three children in the family, two daughters who both survived, and an unnamed son who was born in the night and died at 10am the next morning.

Angelique died at about 5am on 13 January 1883 at the home of her daughter Angélique Emma, at Lyonergasse 18, Mulhouse. She was 84 years old. She had survived her husband by 25 years.

There is a possibility that Angelique was talented musically, as one might expect for someone from her family.