Bob Weir

LOS ANGELES - NOV 23:  Bob Weir at the 2014 American Music Award

Birth Name: Robert Hall Parber

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 16, 1947

*Italian, German (father)
*English, some German, remote Welsh and Irish (mother)

Bob Weir is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He was a member of the rock band Grateful Dead, in which he sung and played the rhythm guitar. The band’s members also included Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan.

Bob is the biological son of Phyllis (Inskeep) Critchfield and John Louis “Jack” Parber. He was adopted by Eleanor Cramer and Frederic Utter Weir. Bob’s mother’s ancestry was English, with some German, and remote Welsh and Irish roots. His father was of half Italian and half German descent.

Bob’s biological paternal grandfather was James Victor Benvenuto/Parber (the son of Canio Benvenuto and Filiemina Mecca). James was born in Italy.

Bob’s biological paternal grandmother was Evelyn Charlotte Heinzman/Heinzmann (the daughter of Joseph Heinzman/Heinzmann and Charlotte E. Niemann/Newman). Evelyn was born in New Jersey, to German parents, her father from Kronau, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, and her mother from Hannover. Joseph was the son of Johann Michael Heinzmann and Maria Eva Leitzbach.

Bob’s biological maternal grandfather was Harry Burt Inskeep (the son of Frank E. Inskeep and Emily A. Hoffmann). Frank was the son of Christian W. Inskeep and Annie.

Bob’s biological maternal grandmother was Roxanna B. Curtis (the daughter of Henry Clifford Curtis and Mary Luella Pinney). Henry was the son of Henry C. Curtis and Augusta Norton. Mary Luella was the daughter of Delbert Pinney and Emma Hortense Wilcox.

Sources: Genealogy of Bob Weir (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Bob’s paternal grandmother, Evelyn Charlotte Heinzman/Heinzmann (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Bob’s mother (through her sister, Jane Inskeep) –

Bob’s mother, Phyllis Inkeep, on the 1930 U.S. Census –
Bob’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Bob’s maternal great-grandfather, Frank E. Inskeep (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Bob’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Ann M. Gephart (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Bob’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Lucy/Lucia Hinkle (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Bob’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry Clifford Curtis (focusing on his own father’s side) –

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