There are at least four distinct Weedman families in the United States.
The largest group was descended from Christian Weedman, Sr., who immigrated to the United States in 1750.
Another Weedman family has Swedish roots and is descended from one of four brothers who originated in Ockelbo, Sweden. Olaf Weedman was the first of the four to arrive (in 1855) and has the largest number of descendents. Peter Weedman, Jonas Weedman and John Weedman also have descendents here. Many settled near Galesburg, Illinois.
The third Weedman family is Florida based and has German origins dating from before 1785. Philip Weedman is the progenitor of this line but it has been learned he arrived with a brother, Bernard. Bernard lived in West Virginia and work is being pursued on his line. His family has a number of variant surname spellings.
The fourth Weedman family is one based around Sudlersville, MD. The original immigrant appears to have been Lenard Weedman who was from Wurtemburg, Germany and who came to this country apparently in the late 1850s. He married here and appears to have had a single daughter, Rebecca, who was born in 1861 in Maryland. In 1874, a son named Christopher Weedman, born in October 1847, joined his father in the Sudlersville area. Christopher has a family of three or four daughters and a single son, Denver Carroll Weedman. Denver's family consisted of three sons. Despite years of research, we never had contact with any of this family. For more details, see the Maryland Weedman page.
Other Weedman families are found in Australia, Canada, England, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
A new page has been added to the web site in an effort to determine where Christian Weedman, Senior (aka Christian Widmann) originated. Click on the link below to the ship Anderson passenger list.
Wonder how you fit into the Weedman family? If you will provide some information which would allow us to trace your family back to one of our known lines, we can provide you with lineage and family information. Contact Nick Weedman by clicking on the underlined name and ask for your lineage. I will send a word processing file with your family line to you via e-mail.
What's new or recently revised.....
2008 Weedman National Family Gathering - Uniontown, PA is now history! The event was held without incident and the weather was very cooperative. An initial report has been posted.
2006 Weedman National Family Gathering - Tell City, IN. June 16 & 17, 2006.
Good background for those new to the Weedman Family tree or pages of general interest:
Weedman Family DNA Project. This project has begun! Six completed DNA samples have been received by Family Tree DNA and results are in. More participants are needed.
Weedman Newsletter . The Winter 2012 issue is now ready for viewing. This will be the final edition of the Weedman Newsletter as a periodic publication unless a replacement editor can be found.
Newsletter Archive. Every Newsletter from the beginning in March (Spring issue) 1968 through Winter 2012 may be viewed on this page. Many earlier years have a manual index to facilitate searching for an individual. The issues are in Adobe Acrobat format and are fully searchable.
Weedman Family with Civil War Service (updated)
The John Weedman National Bank of Farmer City, Illinois - a brief history and examples of currency issued by that financial institution.
Please send e-mail to Nick Weedman advising your comments and suggestions for improving this site.