(November 2, 1696July 13, 1760). Father-in-law of H. M. Mühlenberg*; son of J. C. Weiser Sr. (16601746; b. probably Gross Aspach, Württemberg, Ger.; to New York 1710; soldier); b. Afstaedt, a small village in Herrenberg, a county contiguous to Backnang, Württemberg; to New York 1710; learned Indian language and lore; served as interpreter and justice of the peace; in the struggle bet. Brit. and Fr. he kept the Indians on the Brit. side; arranged treaties with Indians; aided Moravian missions to Indians.
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