Jacob Lehman (1727-1796)

Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.2.80

Title: Jacob Lehman family

Dates of creation: ca. 1996

Physical description: 1 cm of textual materials

Biographical sketch: Jacob Lehman (ca.1727-1796) was born in Europe and died in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was married twice, to Catherine Longnecker, and Sara (surname unknown). Their daughter Elizabeth married Abraham Grove (1770-1836); this couple moved to the Markham area in 1803. Elizabeth's brother Abraham Lehman, his wife Maria Stewig and their children followed the Groves to Markham. Abraham and Maria's son John was a deacon in the Risser church. John mysteriously disappeared one Sunday about 1850.

Some of the family moved to Tuscola County, Michigan after 1880; many descendants were residing in the Stouffville area at the time this genealogy was compiled.

Custodial history: This genealogy was compiled by Harriet Muhrlein, a descendant. A copy was sent to Lorna Bergey in 1996 and transferred to the Archives in 2009 as part of Lorna Bergey's fonds.

Scope and content: Contains a letter from Harriet Muhrhein to Lorna Bergey outlining the family story, and a genealogy of Jacob Lehman.

Notes: For photographs related to this family search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
Further materials related to this family may be found by searching the Archives.
Relevant encyclopedia entries may be found in GAMEO.
Original description created 2012 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.
 

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