Bob Weir

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

Weir in 2014, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Robert Hall Parber

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 16, 1947

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

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 and John Louis “Jack” Parber. He was adopted by Eleanor Claire (Cramer), from Switzerland, and Frederic Utter Weir, who was born in Rhode Island, to Frederick Weir and Carrie Hall. Bob is married to Natascha Münter, with whom he has two children. Natascha is the sister of professional stock car racing driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter.

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). Bob’s grandmother 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). Harry was born in Ohio. Frank was the son of Christian W. Inskeep and Annie.

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

Sources: Genealogy of Bob Weir –

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

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