b. circa 10 September 1854, d. 15 August 1912
- Father: Konrad Stähle b. 5 January 1830, d. 21 February 1885
- Mother: Ursula Walter b. 13 November 1830, d. 9 April 1913
- Margaret Stahle was born circa 10 September 1854 in New York.
- She was known as Maggie.
- Konrad Stähle and Ursula Walter appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, just a few households away from Lucy's sisters Anna Weiler and Barbara "Baumel.". Other members of the household included Margaret Stahle, Catharine Stahle and Johanna Stahle.
- Konrad Stähle and Ursula Walter, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Margaret Stahle, Catharine Stahle, Johanna Stahle, Fred Stahle, Conrad Stahle, Barbara Stahle and Simon Andreas Stahle.
- She married William Weber, son of Carl William Weber and Christina (?), circa 1872.
- William Weber and Margaret Stahle appeared in the 4 April 1881 census of Canada in Niagara Town, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada. Other members of the household included Leila Christina Weber, Emma Weber, Helena Weber, William Weber and Frederick S. Weber.
- William Weber and Margaret Stahle appeared in the New York state census of 16 February 1892 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Leila Christina Weber, Emma Weber, William Weber, Frederick S. Weber, Charles August Weber, Viola Margaret Weber and Mollie Elizabeth Weber.
- The following appeared on 23 December 1895 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: William Weber, an employe of Glor & Gridley's cooper shop on the canal Basin, met with a horrible death about 12:30 o'clock this afternoon.
He was run over by a freight car and his head cut completely from his shoulders, his left arm severed and his right foot was cut off near the ankle.
The accident is in a measure surrounded by mystery as no one can be found who can explain how it happened.
At the time mentioned, Weber was free from his labors at the shop and had eaten his noontime lunch. It was his custom--a very dangerous one--to devote his spare moments to gathering wood about the mill to take home at night. Weber had evidently picked up a piece of plank and was either trying to crawl between two moving cars or was standing on the car bumpers while the switch engine was drawing them from the rear of the Pettebone mill northward to the Central mills. The cars had reached the open area occupied by the moveable tracks used by the mill men to shift cars from one track to another and the engine had passed over this area. The brakemen noticed a peculiar jar as the wheels of the next to the last car reached the bridge track and at once brought the cars to a standstill. An investigation that at once followed resulted in the finding of the mangled remains of the young man under the wheels. His head had been severed entirely from his shoulders and the wheels had also cut off his left arm and his right leg. The body lay in the center of the rails, on the bridged track, and the board that the young man was carrying was broken in two by the wheels where it had fallen from his grasp on the tracks. The railroad men and mill hands made every effort to discover how the deceased young man came to be there. They say that they did not see him on the cars at any time and they can only explain his being there by his trying to get through the cars while they were in motion. Coroner Slocum was sent for, but he was in Buffalo. Judge Russell acted in his behalf in allowing the remains to be removed to cover, where it would be out of the rain. It was subsequently taken to Seitz's undertaking rooms by order of the Coroner, who will hold an inquest in the matter.
Weber was about 19 years old and lived with his parents on Whirlpool Street. His father is a tinsmith, employed by Gayton H. Swan. The mill men say that Weber had been in the habit for a long time of gathering firewood about the mills, and often would go in dangerous places. Last summer he fell twice into the canal basin while picking wood out of it and was nearly drowned. The practice is a dangerous one and has been fought against but with poor results thus far.
- William Weber and Margaret Stahle appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, New York. Other members of the household included Leila Christina Weber, Emma Weber, Charles August Weber, Viola Margaret Weber and Mollie Elizabeth Weber.
- Margaret Stahle became a widow at the circa 6 July 1900 death of her husband William Weber.
- The following appeared on 15 November 1905 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: A merry party gathered at the home of Mrs. Wm. Weber on Monday to celebrate the 75th birthday of her mother, Mrs. G. Stahle. The out-of-town guests were Mrs. Jas. Hollenbeck and daughter Hazel, Miss Gertrude Cleghorn of East High street, Lockport, and Mrs. Robert Fitzgerald of Buffalo.
- The following appeared on 9 October 1908 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: A very pleasant gathering was that at the home of Mrs. Margaret Weber of Willow avenue, on Wednesday, when occurred the reunion of the family of Mrs. Ursula Stahle. The only drawback of the full enjoyment of the occasion was the absence of two of Mrs. Stahle's sons, the eldest, Mr. Conrad Stahle of Cleveland avenue, being seriously ill. The house was beautifully decorated with ferns and flowers, the color scheme throughout the entire house being red and green. The time passed most pleasantly in meeting and greeting relatives and friends, old and new, many of whom met for the first time. A most bountiful dinner was served, after which Mrs. Daniel Behe sang several beautiful solos, and Miss Ursula Stahle rendered some instrumental music. Among the out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. James Hollenbeck and daughter Hazel, of Lockport; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Behe, of Gasport; Mrs. Herman Gaertner and Miss Edna Williams, of Petersburg, Mich; Mrs. John Cleghorn and son Robert, of Cuba; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitzgerald and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weber and daughter, of Buffalo.
Many of those attending the reunion appear in the accompanying photograph.
- Margaret Stahle appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 729 Willow Avenue. Other members of the household included Leila Christina Weber, Viola Margaret Weber and Mollie Elizabeth Weber.
- Margaret Stahle died on 15 August 1912 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 729 Willow Avenue at her residence.
- She was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 15 August 1912 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] In this city, Thursday, August 15, 1912, Mrs. Margaret Weber, aged 57 years, 5 months, 11 days, at the family residence, 729 Willow avenue. She is survived by four daughters, Emma of Brooklyn, N. Y; Leila, Viola and Mollie, all of this city; two sons, Frederick of Buffalo, N. Y., and Charles of this city. Funeral will be held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and from the German Zion Lutheran Church at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Brezing officiating. Burial Oakwood Cemetery.
- Last Edited: 11 Feb 2014
Family: William Weber b. March 1849, d. circa 6 July 1900
- Leila Christina Weber b. 2 January 1873, d. 2 December 1963
- Emma Weber+ b. 31 August 1874, d. 25 June 1966
- Helena Weber b. 28 July 1876, d. 1894
- William Weber b. 27 November 1878, d. 23 December 1895
- Frederick S. Weber+ b. 10 January 1881, d. 19 March 1929
- Charles August Weber+ b. January 1885, d. 28 September 1953
- Viola Margaret Weber+ b. 22 September 1887, d. April 1990
- Mollie Elizabeth Weber+ b. 10 December 1890, d. September 1974
- Herman R. Weber b. circa 1893, d. 2 March 1894