Henry Weidner was my 6x-great-grandfather. He was born in Germany, but grew up in Pennsylvania, after immigrating with his family. He moved to North Carolina in 1750 and established the town of Hickory. He was a wealthy landowner and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is buried in the Weidner-Robinson Cemetery in Catawba County, North Carolina.
His headstone is inscribed in German, but a newer version, translated into English, has been erected as well. It reads:
Henry Weidner was born in the year 1717 on the 9th of October and died in the year 1792 on the 31 July making his days here on the earth 75 years. Peace be unto his ashes.
Photo source: DebbieRCP. “Public Family History Content from DebbieRCP.” Ancestry. 28 July 2007. accessed 28 Jun. 2008 http://www.ancestry.com.