As the wedding of our daughter approaches, I’m reminded of this wonderful picture from my parents wedding album. My grandpa was certainly lighter in the wallet after the big event! I certainly understand that now! I know he would have loved our festivities this weekend.
On this date, in 1797, my third great grandfather, Charles Francois Xavier Voiland, was born in Essert, Belfort, France. He was a farmer. In October of 1857, at the age of 60, he emigrated to America with his wife, Adelaide, and daughters, Madelaine, Catherine Philomen, Julie and Adele.
More about the Voiland/Weller family can be found here.