Lehman, Layman, Lemon
Lehman Families in the Parish of Schlosswil in the Emmental of Canton Bern, Switzerland,
The town is located about three kilometers
southeast of Worb. The first Lehman found to date in a record there is in
1653 when a Benedict paid his hay tax and then in 1660 with the baptism of
his first child.
Schlosswil was known as Wil or Wyl until 1902. Schloss
being the German word for castle, the name might be translated "Castletown."
It is a small parish but includes the hamlet of Oberhunigen. Schlosswil is
noted here primarily because it has been said to have been the site of
Anabaptist activity in a Lehman family. That appears in Delbert L. Gratz’s
Wash Isch Dini Name (What is your Name), Masthoff Press, 1997,
at p. 30. Dr Gratz’s basis for the Anabaptist assertion has not been
Schlosswil Family 1
..1. Benedict Lehman, b. abt. 1633. Since he was growing his own hay in
1653, we can probably assume that he was at least 20 years of age. In 1658
he m. Elsbeth Schupbach at Worb. This probably means that she was from Worb
but not necessarily Benedict. The family appears to have been held in
respect in the village, based on their baptism witnesses.
..+ Elsbeth Schupbach, abt. 1639 in Worb, m. 1659 in Worb
….2. Elisabeth Lehman, b. 01 Jul 1660 in Schlosswil
….2. Peter Lehman, b. 07 Sep 1662 in Schlosswil. He was a baptism witness
….2. Daniel Lehman, b. 30 Oct 1664 in Schlosswil
….2. Barbara Lehman, b. 29 Nov 1668 in Schlosswil
….2. Hans Lehman, b. 14 Jun 1674 in Schlosswil
Schlosswil Family 2
..1. Daniel Lehman, b. abt. 1640, m. 30 May 1662 in Munsingen.
..+ Elsi Jaberg, b. abt. 1642 in Munsingen
....2. Hans Lehman, b. 03 May 1663 in Schlosswil, d. bef. 29 Sep 1664 in
....2. Hans Lehman, b. 29 Sep 1664 in Schlosswil
Schlosswil Family 3
..1. Daniel Lehman, b. abt. 1681
..+ Christina Balzi, abt. 1683
....2. Magdelena Lehman, b. 15 Oct 1706 in Schlosswil
....2. Anna Lehman, b. 16 Feb 1709/10 in Wattenwil, parish of Worb
....2. Martin Lehman, b. 07 Feb 1711/12 in Oberhuenigen
....2. Christina Lehman, b. 23 Sep 1714 in Schlosswil
....2. Daniel Lehman, b. 16 Sep 1716 in Schlosswil
Abstract of Lehman baptisms at Schlosswil:
Elisabeth, pars: Benedict & Elsbeth Schupbach,
b. 01 Jul 1660; K. 3, p. 15; wits: Hans Augsburger; Elsi Schantz; Madle Joss
Peter, pars: Benedict & Elsbet Schupbach, b.
07 Sep 1662; K. 3, p. 19; wits: Junker Peterman from Diessbach; Niklaus
Jaberg; Rosina Gehrig
Hans, pars: Daniel & Elsi Jaberg, b. 03 May
1663; K. 3, p. 22; wits: Bendicht ______; Hans ______; Rosina Gehrig
Daniel, pars: Benedict & Elsbet Schupbach, b.
30 Oct 1664; K. 3, p. 27; wits: Peter Malecrida, pastor; Daniel Kupfer;
Madlen von Bonstetten from Eriswil
Hans, pars: Daniel & Elsi Jaberg, b. 29 Sep
1664; K. 3, p. 28; wits: Hans Schüpbach; Hans Kupfer; Anna Tschanz
Magdalena, pars: Daniel & Christina Balzi, b.
15 Oct 1706; K. 3, p. 100; wits: Hans Leeman; Madlen Ruffenacht; Barbara
Daniel, pars: Daniel & Christina Balzi, b. 16
Sep 1716; K. 3, p. 113; wits: Peter Leeman; Niclaus Kraehenbuehl; Elsbeth
Information was compiled and edited by Earl R. Layman,
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