My Lehman ancestors came from Germany to the United States in the 1860's. I believe my great-great grandfather's given name to have been Lehman Lehman. When I saw this on his cemetery record I figured it was a mistake, but I also found him in the 1870 census as Leahman Leahman. He is also listed as Lehman Lehman on two of his son's marriage records. His cemetery record lists his parents as Max and Fannie. However he went by the name of Louis Lehman most of his life and that is what is on his tombstone.
For a short time after his arrival in the U.S. he lived in Columbus, Ohio. He was married to Yetta Labenberg. I believe Yetta to be the daughter of Theodore Labenberg and Minnie Hect. I am not sure if Yetta and Lehman married in Germany or the United States. Their first stay in Columbus, Ohio was short as they moved to Richmond, Virginia in the 1870's. I believe they moved there because most of Yetta's family lived there and possibly was a better chance for a job as the Labenbergs were in the grocery business there. It appears the Lehmans lived in Richmond, Virginia for about 20 years before moving back to Columbus in the 1890's. Lehman lived out the rest of his life in Columbus where he died June 4, 1899. Yetta survived him for a few more years and died January 3, 1908 in Columbus. They are buried together in Greenlawn Cemetery.
|Fannie||June 3, 1869||Samuel B Meyers|
|Dec. 7, 1929|
|Max||Feb. 27,1871||Katherine McEvoy||None||Sept. 1, 1949|
|Jennie||Jan. 27,1874||Joseph J. Guttzwiller||?||October 15,1915|
|Theodore||November 27,1874||Fannie Goldsmith|
Hattie Goldsmith Schwartz
Ada Martlin Gitlin
|Julius||Aug. 12, 1879||Della Isenagle||None||Jan. 1944|
|Rose||May 28, 1881||Otto C. Wilson||John Edward|
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