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John A. Weber, manager for E. R. Burt & Company, public accountants of St. Louis, was born in this city December 20, 1886. His father, John Weber, Sr., also a native of this city, was born June 17, 1859, and became a prominent resident here by reason of the extensive business which he developed as a cigar and tobacco merchant. After many years of close and successful connection with this business he retired and still makes his home in St. Louis. He married Lena Stuppy, who was born in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, June 14, 1866, their marriage being celebrated in Zelle, Missouri, in 1883. To them were born four sons and three daughters, of whom one son is now deceased and John A. is the second child of the family.
John A. Weber, Jr., was educated in the parochial school connected with Sts. Peter and Paul church and was graduated from high school with the class of 1902. He afterward attended the City College of Law and Finance in 1919 and thus further qualified for the responsibilities of a professional career. However, long before this he started out in the business world, securing a clerkship in 1902 and afterward working with various firms until 1906, when he became connected with the George W. Miles Timber & Lumber Company as bookkeeper and also held other positions with that corporation. On the 1st of July, 1918, he became connected with E. R. Burt & Company, public accountants, and in January, 1919, was advanced to the position of manager in which capacity he is now serving and his activities of this character have been a contributing factor to the success of the corporation which he represents.
On the 15th of February, 1907, Mr. Weber was married in St. Louis to Miss Ethel M. Fox, a daughter of John Allen and Anna (Crosswhite) Fox. They have become parents of three children: Francis J., Clara and Edward. In politics Mr. Weber is an independent republican and his religious faith is that of the Catholic church, being a communicant of St. Pius parish. He also belongs to the Knights of Columbus and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, which manifests his interest in business progress and community development in St. Louis. He represents one of the oldest families of this city, his grandfather in the paternal line having settled here in 1820, coming of French ancestry. Since that time the Weber family has figured in the growth and upbuilding of St. Louis along business and other lines and John A. Weber maintains the unassailable reputation which has ever been associated with the family name.