Lehman, Layman, Lemon
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 Lehman Families in the Parish of Arch in the Emmental Area of Canton Bern , Switzerland , 1550-1725

 

        Three sons of Hans Jacob Lehman of Lachen-Speyerdorf in the Palatinate region of Germany were early immigrants to the New World. Lachen and Speyerdorf were originally two towns that, with the passage of time, grew into one. Hans Jacob is believed to be the son of Benedict Lehman, first mentioned in the Lachen-Speyerdorf records in 1664 as formerly a citizen of "Leutzingen," Canton Bern, Switzerland. There is no Leutzingen on a Swiss map but there is a Leissigen and also a Leuzigen. With little doubt, the reference is to Leuzigen. It is located on the Aare River in the Bezirk (district) of Buren, about 23 kilometers or 16 miles north of downtown Bern. The nearest Reformed Church at the time was at Arch, a couple of kilometers to the west.

        In the Taufrodel (baptismal register) of the Arch Church we find the record of a Benedict Lehman, baptized 06 Dec 1632. He is believed to be the Benedict who appears on the Lachen-Speyerdorf records in 1664 as a former citizen of "Leutzingen," Switzerland. Research of this family in the Arch records was done by Heber Hertzog. We are indebted to him for sharing the fruits of his labor with us. The line is traced from the beginning of Kirchebuch records at Arch to the most recent ancestors of DNA participants in this country.

Leuzigen Family 1
..1. Benedict Lehman, b. abt. 1525
..+Adelheit Bongart, b. abt. 1527
....2. Albrecht Lehman, b. 24 Aug 1550 in Leuzigen
....2. Catherine Lehman, b. 11 Apr 1551 in Leuzigen; d. bef. 24 May 1554
....2. Catherine Lehman, b. 24 May 1554 in Leuzigen
....2. Cunrad Lehman, b. 13 Aug 1564 in Leuzigen
....2. Nichlaus Lehman, b. 07 Jul 1566 in Leuzigen
....2. Hans Lehman, b. 15 Feb 1567/68 in Leuzigen
....2. Maria Lehman, b. 12 Mar 1568/69 in Leuzigen, d. bef. 12 Mar 1569/70
....2. Maria Lehman, b. 12 Mar 1569/70 in Leuzigen, d. 03 Dec 1570
....2. Benedict Lehman, b. 23 Feb 1576/77 in Leuzigen
.+Elsbeth Schnyder, b. abt. 1579 in Leuzigen
......3. Benedict Lehman, b. 11 Jan 1600/01 in Leuzigen
......+Elsbeth Keiser, b. 28 Feb 1608 in Leuzigen, m. 06 Mar 1632 in Arch
........4. Benedict Lehman, b. 12 Aug 1632 in Leuzigen
........+Veronica Staub, b. 12 Apr 1639, m. 10 Jul 1666 in Lachen-Speyerdorf, the Palatinate
..........5. Jacob Lehman, b. abt. 1670 in Lachen-Speyerdorf
..........+Anna Barbara Just, b. Nov 1671
.............6. Christophel Lehman, b. 04 Jan 1698/99 in Lachen- Speyerdorf; d. 11 Jun 1699
............6. Johannes Lehman, b. 13 Jun 1700 in Lachen- Speyerdorf, the Palatinate. He arrived in Philadelphia aboard the Adventure Galley on 02 Oct. 1727. He died aft. 20 Jun 1764 in Frederick Co, MD. See also Families C. 1 and Z. 2 for further information about Johannes.
+Adrianna Brunner, b. abt. 1702 in Duttweiler, Germany, m. 10 Nov 1723 in Lachen-Speyerdorf, Germany, d. bef. 04 Aug 1759 in Frederick Co., MD. 
..............7. George Lemons, b. abt. 1738 in PA ,d. Mar 1807 in Botetourt Co., VA
..+Marie Elizabeth Jung, b. abt. 1737, m. Abt. 1758, d. Aft. 1807 in Botetourt
................8. Frederick Lemon, b. abt. 1757 in Frederick Co., VA, d. abt. 1830 in Botetourt Co., VA
.+Mary Seh, b. abt. 1765 in Berks Co., PA, m. 11 Jun 1781 in Rockbridge Co., VA, d. abt. 1850 in Botetourt Co., VA
..................9. George S. Lemon, b. 25 May 1788 in Botetourt Co., VA , d. in Richie Co., VA, now WV
+Nancy Gilliand, b. abt. 1789, m. 18 Jan 1809 in Botetourt Co., VA, d. 1872 in Wood Co, WV
..10. George Hamilton Lemon, b. abt. 1824
.11. William Monroe Lemon, b. abt. 1870
12. Dale Francis Lemon, b. 18 Jul 1914, d. 22 Nov 1994 in Parkersburg, WV. Participant 117 descends from Dale Francis Lemon
................8. Conrad Lemons, b. 18 Mar 1770 in Frederick Co., MD, d. 27 Jun 1843 in Allegheny Co., VA
.+Nancy Gilliland, b. 20 Mar 1779 in Rockingham Co., VA, m. 14 Apr 1801 in Botetourt Co., VA, d. 05 Feb 1860 in Alegheny Co., VA
..................9. George Washington Lemons, b. 20 Feb 1815, d. 20 Sep 1881
..................+Diannah Kessler, b. 21 Sep 1823, m. 07 Aug 1841, d. 31 Mar 1891
....................10. Francis Marion Lemons, b. abt. 1840
......................11. Charles Warner Lemons, b. abt. 1880. The Participant 108 descends from Charles Warner Lemons.
..................9. Joseph Lemon, b. 04 Apr 1817 in Alleghany Co., VA
..................Elizabeth Matheny, b. abt. 1819
....................10. Andrew Jackson Lemon, b. Nov 1858 in Alleghany Co., VA, d. bef. 1916 in Rockbridge Co., VA
......................11. Robert Jackson Lemon, b. abt. 1890 in Rockbridge Co., VA, d. 1983. Participant 112 descends from Robert Jackson Lemon.
............6. Christian Lehman, b. abt. 1697 in Lachen-Speyerdorf, the Palatinate. He arrived in Philadelphia aboard the Thistle of Glasgow on 29 Aug 1730. His will was probated 29 Apr 1749 in Philadelphia Co., now Montgomery Co, and PA. In the light of DNA test results, it appears that Christian was adopted. In this regard, see  Families  A. 2, C. 1 and Z. 3.
............6. Ludwig Lehman, b. 13 Nov 1703 in Lachen- Speyerdorf, the Palatinate. He arrived on the ship, Brothers, in 1732. With him were his wife, Eva Leeman, and Maria Leighman (probably daughter Anna Maria, b. 20 Jul 1728). He was naturalized 18 Nov 1769 in Berks Co, b. PA. No descendant has ever been found. He may have left no surviving male heir.
............+Anna Eva, b. abt. 1705 in Lachen-Speyerdorf
............2nd wife of (gen 6) Ludwig Lehman:
............+Elizabeth Gross. b. abt. 1710
..........5. Lorentz Lehman, b. 19 May 1667 in Lachen-Speyerdorf, the Palatinate
..........5. Adam Lehman, b. 20 Sep 1668 in Lachen-Speyerdorf
..........+Eva Margretha, b. abt. 1670
..........5. Margaretha Lehman, b. 29 May 1670 in Lachen-Speyerdorf
..........+Thomas Fischer, b. abt. 1668, m. 27 Oct 1694
..........5. Nicholas Lehman, b. 31 Dec 1671 in Lachen-Speyerdorf
........4. Barbara Lehman, b. 01 Oct 1634 in Leuzigen
........4. Anna Lehman, b. 04 Oct 1636 in Leuzigen
........4. Maria Barbara Lehman, b. 03 Nov 1638 in Leuzigen
........+Rudolph Staubb, b. abt. 1636, m. 21 Jun 1664 in Lachen-Speyerdorf
........4. Maria Lehman, b. 27 Aug 1640 in Leuzigen
........ +Johannes Rohr, b. abt. 1638
......3. Steffen Lehman, b. 16 Oct 1603 in Leuzigen
......3. Peter Lehman, b. 01 Oct 1609 in Leuzigen
......3. Barbara Lehman, b. 25 Jan 1617/18 in Leuzigen
......3. Margaret Lehman, b. 23 Jun 1622 in Leuzigen

Leuzigen Family 2
..1. Jeremias Lehman, b. abt. 1637
..+Anna Flueckiger, b. abt. 1639 in Eriswil
....2. Anton Lehman, b. 18 Dec 1662 in Leuzigen
....2. Jeremias Lehman, b. 07 Mar 1664/65 in Leuzigen
....2. Daniel Lehman, b. 22 Jun 1668 in Leuzigen
....2. Rudolph Lehman, b. 21 Jan 1669/70 in Leuzigen, d. bef. 24 Sep 1671
....2. Rudolph Lehman, b. 24 Sep 1671 in Leuzigen


Information was compiled and edited by Earl R. Layman, elayman814@aol.com, 2525 Lakefront Ln, Knoxville, TN 37922, revised 01 Jul 2015. Technical Advisor is Dave Koester.       

 

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