Margaret Mary WEYLER (née PETERSEN, aka Maggie) [1887-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Margaret Mary WEYLER (née PETERSEN, aka Maggie) [1887-????]

Margaret Mary
Alias / nickname: 
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong

Margaret Mary Petersen was the second daughter of Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Petersen and his wife Mary Towamoy; baptized on December 4, 1887 - Chinese Congregation.

She married Henri Willem (Harry) Weyler on August 16, 1919 St. John's Cathedral, Kowloon. Her youngest sister Annie Bertha was bridesmaid.

"South China Morning Post August 18 1919 page 6
Local and General News
The wedding was quietly solemnised on Saturday of Mr Henry William Weyler, Manager of the Netherlands India Commercial Bank, and Miss Mary Margaret Petersen, of the Station Hotel, Kowloon. The ceremony took place in the presence of a few friends at St Johns Cathedral Rve V. H. Copley Woyle officiating. Mr H Sieling gave the bride away, and Miss A Petersen, sister of the bride was bridesmaid. Mr G S D Hamel (Consul General for the Netherlands) was best man. The honeymoon is being spent at Macao."




Hi Susann. I am the granddaughter of Henri Weyler and Maggie Petersen-Weyler. My mother was raised in Shanghai along with her 3 siblings and always spoke of our Chinese heritage from her mothers side but we never knew much about her other than they lived in Hong Kong and that is where my grandmother Maggie grew up. I would love any.more info or to share stories. 

Hi Dody, What a nice surprise to meet a family member! Maybe you already had a look at what I published #Petersen entries with information about our greatgrandfather Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Petersen, his wife Annie Maria Petersen and their children Wilhelmine Auguste, Margaret Mary (your grandmother), Martha Louise, Louise Helen (my grandmother), Henry William Christian and Annie Bertha. Would be happy to share information, maybe by e-mail. Kind regards, Susann

Hello Susann. So nice to connect. My cousins and I have been delving into family history. We  are mostly living in Canada with one of us still in Amsterdam. Our parents have all passed so we so/I'll love any info you may have. And of course to share ours. My email is I would love to hear from you.  Take care.  Dody 

Hong Kong Cemetery Margaret Weyler 16 August 1920 - 16  August 1920