b 1844 Koenigsberg (East Prussia)
d 1921 Kiev (Ukraine)
||Adolf Weinberg was born in Koenigsberg in
East Prussia. At about 1865 he emigrated to Russia , first to St.
Petersburg. He was a professional musician, played the viola in the
Petersburg Marinski Imperial Theatre and he gave lessons on violin. After
leaving the theatre he became a choir / bandmaster with the Russian Army
for a while, before settling in Kiev with his family. In addition to his
teaching, he was the verger/warden of the Lutheran church in Kiev and
probably he was choirmaster there too. There he became acquainted with the
Glier family, who belonged to the same parish. There was a friendly
relationship between the two families. The oldest son of the Weinbergs,
Alfred (1874-1938), was approximately of the same age with Reinhold Glier.
Both were close friends, while father Weinberg was giving Reinhold the
first lessons on the violin.
Source: Sasha Clarkson, Great great grandson of Adolf Weinberg, 2004