Johann Hermann Weidemeyer: His Descendants and Collateral Kindred
The researcher and author of this book was born in rural Baltimore County, Maryland
to Lloyd and Catherine Greninger Weidemeyer on 12 June 1933. He attended schools in
Baltimore County; obtained his BA degree in Political Science and History from the
University of Maryland; entered graduate studies at the University of Florida and obtained a
Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University Law School. He is admitted to the practice of
law in Florida and the District of Columbia, Washington D.C.; to the U.S. District Courts in
Florida and D.C., the U.S. Courts of Appeal in New Orleans, Atlanta and D.C. and to the
Supreme Court, and has practiced in each during his legal career.
This research commenced about 1940 when, as a child, he gathered and obtained as
much information as his maternal grandmother could provide. Her encouragement fostered a
life-long interest fueled by paternal family artifacts and records supplied by Thomas and
John V. Weidemeyer, who served as rural postmasters in Maryland around the turn of the
Having authored numerous books, articles and periodicals on genealogy, law and
entertainment, he often served as lecturer for genealogical seminars and legal courses.
As historian for the Weidemeyer Family Association, he researched and published numerous
articles and biographies for Weidemeyer World Newsletter. Although he was recipient of
numerous awards for civic activities, he is most proud of having been selected Shipmate of
the Year by Annapolis Branch 24 and by the Eastern Division of the Fleet Reserve in 2015.
He was a U.S. Navy Aviator during the Korean War in Squadrons VX4, VW2,
Experimental, Early Warning and Hurricane Hunter Squadrons. For several years he served
as an officer and as Historian for his Navy Squadron Reunion Committee and authored a
history of the evolution and designations of the squadron from inception prior to World War
II until it was disestablished in 1966.
During his career as an officer and as counsel for his local and for The American
Federation for Musicians, he authored a Handbook for Arbitration of Musical and
Entertainment Contracts and Claims and served as editor for the Ad Lib monthly newsletter
for his Local. Following retirement, he authored a History of the Musicians’ Association of
In 1962 he married Diane Draper. They have four children: Karen Lea W. Fixler,
Kurt Lloyd Weidemeyer, Katherine Jean W. Kujumdziev and Linda Kristen W. Christian;
eleven grandchildren (nine of whom are living at the time of publication of this book) and 2