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Jacob Lesher m. Maria Elisabeth Stenger, Berks Co. PA

Jacob Lesher m. Maria Elisabeth Stenger, Berks Co. PA

Linda (Heiter) Brandt (View posts)
Posted: 18 Oct 2001 5:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lesher/Stenger/Heiter/Reber
I am looking for anyone who has any info on Jacob Lesher (b. abt 1770; d. 1804 in Richmond Twp, Berks Co, PA). He married Maria Elisabeth Stenger (b. Jan 1, 1771; d. May a, 1844 in Richmond Twp, Berks Co, PA). Their daughter Elizabeth (1793 - 1860) m. Johannes Hieter (1790-1861). Any help would be appreciated. Linda

Re: Jacob Lesher m. Maria Elisabeth Stenger, Berks Co. PA

Posted: 23 Nov 2001 9:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jan 2002 12:24AM GMT
Surnames: Lesher, Leisher, Hummer, Burkholder
I have Jacob Lesher listed as one of the sons of Henrich Lesher b. 1711, Zweibruchen, Paletine, Germany. I decend from his brother Casper b. 1743. They were in Ralpho, Lancaster, PA. and Newburg. Some of the family ended up in Chambersburg. In the 1850s the name was changed to Leisher.

Re: Jacob Lesher m. Maria Elisabeth Stenger, Berks Co. PA

Posted: 13 Dec 2002 10:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Oct 2003 12:40AM GMT
1. Jacob Lesher1, born in Oley Twp, Berks County, PA; died 1804 in Virginville, PA2. He was the son of 2. John Michael Lesher and 3. Catharine. He married (1) Mary Elizabeth Stenger3 1791 in Kutztown, PA. She was born January 05, 1771 in Becks Co, PA, and died May 01, 1844 in Richmond Township, Berks Co, PA. She was the daughter of John Conrad Stenger and Anna Catherine Bender.

2. John Michael Lesher4,5, born 1732 in Greenwich Township, Berks Co, PA; died January 1786 in Richmond Township, Berks Co, PA. He was the son of 4. Johan Nicholas Lesher, Sr and 5. Anna Clara Unknown. He married 3. Catharine.
3. Catharine6,7, died 1815 in Richmond Township, Berks Co, PA8.

Notes for John Michael Lesher:
Listed in the DAR files.

A Michael Lescher is listed in the 1765 Greenwich Township tax rolls as owning 130 acres of land. In 1773 he paid taxes of 7 pounds; in 1774, in 1785 as Michael Lesher, 7 pounds; 7 pounds and 17 shillings. The 1795 tax rolls have him noted as "dead".

Estate filing:
LESCHER, MICHAEL, Greenwich.
February 13, 1786.
Adm. to Catharina, the widow.
Notes for Catharine:
Estate filing:
LESCHER, CATHARINE, Richmond, widow of Michael LESHER. March 14, 1805 - May 27, 1815.
Children: Michael, Abraham, Jacob, Hannah ROTHERMEL (wife of Martin ROTHERMEL), Maria SCHNEIDER and Catharine FETHEROLF all 25 cents each.
Exrs: Son-in-law Leonard SCHNEIDER and Philip FETHEROLF.
Wit: John STEIN and Frederick SOUS.

4. Johan Nicholas Lesher, Sr11,12, born Abt. 1672 in Europe; died November 08, 1744 in Oley Township, Berks Co, PA. He was the son of 8. Nicholas Lesher. He married 5. Anna Clara Unknown.
5. Anna Clara Unknown12, died November 05, 1765 in Richmond Township, Berks Co, PA13.

Re: Jacob Lesher m. Maria Elisabeth Stenger, Berks Co. PA

Posted: 6 Jun 2005 2:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Is this John Lesher a Captain in the 6th battalion?

Re: Jacob Lesher m. Maria Elisabeth Stenger, Berks Co. PA

c burkey (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jun 2005 12:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have Jacob's father John Michael as serving in the War of Independence, but no further info. He is not to be confused with the "Oley Forge" Capt/Col. John Lesher who had no male grand children. My records for Oley Forge John are as follow: In the Revolutionary War, John left his farms and forge and enlisted, being attached to Col. Hunter's First Pennsylvania Battalion. Another record has him as a Captain in Colonel John Pattons regiment, 1776, also appointed Commissioner of Supplies for the Continental Army, January 20, 1778. He is listed in the DAR records as having fought in the Revolutionary War.

Re: Jacob Lesher m. Maria Elisabeth Stenger, Berks Co. PA

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 2:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
I know this is an old post, but I believe I have a different Jacob Lesher (1753-1824) (Wife Maria, Child Maria Lesher 1799-1849) which considering the time could be a relation? Not sure if you ever made any such connection.
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