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Descendants of Johannes Lederman

Second Generation


2. Gottfried Sr. Lederman (Johannes ) was born in 1712. He died in Sep 1800.

Gottfried married Hannah Elizabeth (Lederman) Holtz.

They had the following children:

+ 4 M i Godfrey Jr. Leatherman was born on 10 Feb 1748 and died about 1839.

3. Daniel Sr. Leatherman Elder (Johannes ) was born in 1712/1718 in , , , Germany. He died on 9 Nov 1797 in Wolfsville, Fred. Co., MD and was buried on 11 Nov 1797 in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD.

SOURCE: Numerous sources: including source who wishes to remain anonymous, a descendant of brother Godfrey; "Monocacy and Catoctin" C.E. Schildnecht, ed., Biedel Printing House, Shippensburg, Pa 17257, 1985. According to (hand-written notes), "Elder" Daniel died Nov. 9 or 10, 1797, and his burial site is now lost; will was dated Nov. 4, 1797 and probated Jan 31, 1798.
--- "Married, possibly about 1752 (?) Catherine Boyer born Germany or Penna about 1730 (children born between 1753 and 1776)".
In Chapter 6, "Brethren
Pioneers", co-authored by Bonnie Everhart and C.E. Schildnecht, in "Monocacy and Catoctin", much is devoted to the activities of "Bishop Daniel Leatherman"; these authors note that "Over recent years he" (Schildnecht) "has joined with other researchers"........(compilers note: these other researchers have data that do not in all cases agree with Schildnecht - check your sources!)...... ... "in research of Bishop Daniel Leatherman
and his home on Catoctin Mt. (falsely located previously)." "In western MD Daniel Leatherman became Bishop over 7 congregations. Historian Henry named 5 of these congregations as Baltimore, Antietam, Ellerton (Grossnickle's), Pipe Creek, and Beaver Dam."

"Elder Daniel lived for "decades" on his "German Plains" farm at Ellerton, MD. His wife, Catharina, survived her husband, but date of death and place of buriel are unknown. There is speculation she may have accompanied some of her children "West", possibly to Fayette Co. or Wash. Co. PA, to Ohio or to Indiana".

Daniel married Maria Katarina (Leatherman) Boyer Catharine, daughter of Johan Adam Boyer and Anna Rosina (Boyer), about 1752. Maria was born on 22 Jun 1733 in Hellam Twp., York, PA. She died after 9 Sep 1785.

SOURCE: First found in York County, Pa., Orphans Court settlement of estate of father, Adam Boyer (Johan Adam Beyer) in 1761: "And that the same Peter Boyer (oldest son of Adam) do also pay unto Daniel Lederman of Frederick County in the province of Maryland and Katarina his wife, one of the daughters of the said intestate (Adam) the like sum of twenty eight pounds, four shillings and one penny farthing, in one year from this date, and also pay this said Daniel Lederman and Katarina his wife the further sum of nine pounds, eight shillings and one farthing in one year after the death of Rosina the now wife of Michael Bigler late, Rosina Boyer, widow and relect of said Intestate." Our "local source", who wishes to remain anonymous, adds in her handwritten notes:
"She survived her husband, Daniel Leatherman. Date of her death, and place of burial are unknown. There is speculation she may have accompanied some of her children 'west', possibly to Fayette County or Washington County, Pennsylvania, to Ohio or Indiana."
She was mentioned in her mother's will, dated 9 Sep 1785.

Known to descendants as Catharine.

Daniel and Maria had the following children:

  5 M i Daniel "Dan" Jr. Leatherman Rev. was born about 1753 in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD. He died about 20 May 1799 in , , PA and was buried in , , PA.

SOURCE: handwritten notes,from source who wishes to remain anonymous: "Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children": - "Daniel Leatherman Jr. purchased the "Bucks Haunt" plantation, about 10 miles east of Washington, Penna. in 1788, and four years later deeded half of the estate to his brother Michael. The two families shared a long double house, built of logs. Daniel's will was made May 8, 1799 and probated May 28, 1799. Daniel and his wife are buried on their "Bucks Haunt" homestead.
daniel Jr. and Elizabeth had 6 children"
        Daniel married Elizabeth (Leatherman). Elizabeth was buried in , , PA.
+ 6 M ii Peter Sr. Leatherman Elder was born on 15 Nov 1757 and died on 29 Nov 1845.
+ 7 M iii Michael Leatherman Elder was born on 9 Jan 1761 and died on 23 Sep 1811.
  8 F iv Susannah (Moser) Leatherman was born about 1767 in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD. She died in 1804 in , Washington, PA.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "6 children. As of June 18, 1798, John Moser deeded property to one Joseph Leatherman. The Moser family then migrated to Washington County, Penna., apparently settling near Susannah's brothers Daniel Jr. and Michael Leatherman, and John's brother Daniel Moser. John's younger brother Jonathan Moser was the second husband of Anna Maria Leatherman-Shriver, #8."
        Susannah married John Moser, son of Conrad Moser and Ann (Moser), about 1784. John was born about 1766 in , Frederick, MD. He died before 1799 in , Washington, PA.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - son of "Conrad & Ann ( ) Moser from Ellerton, Md." (From 1991 correspondence - researchers are not POSITIVE that it was Daniel's dau, Susannah, who married John; could have been Christian's dau, but strongly believe it to be Daniel)
  9 F v Catherina "Caty" (Custer) Leatherman was born on 5 Apr 1765 in , Frederick, MD. She died on 22 Sep 1844 and was buried in New Philadelphia, , OH.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "11 children. George Custer's first wife was Susannah Long May 13, 1755-Oct. 17, 1784 d/John Sr. and first wife Catherine (Studebaker) Long of Baker's Lookout, near" (?) "Wash. Co., Md. They were parents of 6 children. Their son John married Susannah Grossnickle d/o Peter and Christina (Studebaker) Grossnickle. They had 9 children and lived near Van Wert, Ohio. Jacob Custer, another son of George Sr. and Susannah (Long) Custer, married Elizabeth 'Betsy' Leatherman, d/o Rev. Michael and Catherine (Palmer) Leatherman. They were parents of 13 children and lived in Licking Co. Ohio.
George Custer and Catherine (Leatherman) Custer
settled near Wolfsville on part of the "All Stones" tract. Later the family migrated to Fayette Co. Penna, with relatives, where they were faithful members of the George's Creek Dunkard Church. Neighbors included Catherine's sister Magdeline Moser and her family. On Jan. 30, 1811 Pres. James Monroe granted George and Catherine Custer a quarter section of land in" (?) "Ohio. The following year her brother Johnny Leatherman bought the adjoining farm. George and Catherine (Leatherman) Custer are buried near Philadelphia, Ohio. They were the parents of 11 children."
        Catherina married George Sr. Custer, son of Paul Custer and Sarah Martha (Custer) Ball, in Nov 1784 in , Fred. Co., MD. George was born on 3 Dec 1744. He died on 17 Sep 1829 in , , OH and was buried in , , OH.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - George Custer Sr.'s first wife was Susannah Long. They were parents of 6 children.

George Sr. and second wife, Catharine settled near Wolfsville on part of the "All Stones" tract. The family later migrated to Fayette Co. PA, with relatives, where they were faithful members of the Georges Creek Dunkard Church. Neighbors included Catherine's sister, Magdalene Moser and her family.

On Jan 30, 1811, Pres. James Monroe granted George and Catherine Leatherman Custer a quarter section of land in Tuscarawas Co. OH. The following year, her brother, Johnny Leatherman, bought the adjoining farm.

From Kathy Mulvihill, May 1998 -
"The Custers, Leathermans, Millers and Boyers seem to intertwine throughout their lives. The Custers helped to settle Germantown, and George Custer became an active Dunkard after or possibly even before his marriage to Catherine Leatherman only a couple of months after the death of his wife Susannah Long."

George and Catherine are buried near New Philadelphia, Ohio.
+ 10 M vi Joseph "Joe" Leatherman was born on 10 Dec 1766 and died on 7 Dec 1837.
  11 F vii Hannah "Ann" (Baker) Leatherman was born about 1770 in Ellerton, Frederick, MD.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "No further positive information"
        Hannah married John Sr. Baker.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children"
+ 12 F viii (Anna) Maria "Molly" (Moser) Leatherman was born on 3 Feb 1772 and died on 6 Oct 1841.
  13 F ix Magdelina "Maggie" (Moser) Leatherman was born on 11 Aug 1774 in Ellerton, Frederick, MD. She died on 23 Apr 1843 in , Fayette Co., PA.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "7 children.
This family lived in Fayette County, Ohio, where Mr. Moser passed away before 1805. The children moved on to Ohio. Magdeline may have accompanied some of her children to Ohio. The children settled in Guernsey and Fairfield Counties in Ohio."
Date of her death is also senas June 23, 1843.
        Magdelina married Abraham Moser, son of Conrad Moser and Ann (Moser). Abraham was born in 1767. He died before 1805.

"He and Maggie had 7 children. The family lived in Fayette Co. OH, where Mr. Moser passed away before 1805. The children moved on to Ohio. Magdalene may have accompanied some of her children to Ohio, where they settled in Guernsey and Fairfield Counties, Ohio." (From 1991 correspondence - researchers are not POSITIVE that Daniel's dau. Magdalena married Abraham Moser; could have been daughters of Christian, but thinking leans to Daniel)
  14 M x John "Johnny" Leatherman Rev. was born in 1776 in Ellerton, Frederick, MD. He died on 21 Feb 1867 in , Kosciesko, IN.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "10 children. 2 or 3 born in Fred. Co. Md. Johnny lived at home on the German Plains farm until his brother Joseph sold it to Ludwig and Esther Routzahn in 1799. Soon afterwards, Johnny and Caty removed to Ohio, possibly taking his mother Catharina (Boyer) Lederman with them. In 1812, they settled on a 151-acre farm, near his sister Catherine and George Custer, Sr., in Tuscarawus County.
These farms lay along One Leg Creek in One Leg Township, not far from New Philadelphia, Ohio. Sometime later, the family moved on to a farm in Kosciusko County, Indiana. Johnny, like his father and brothers Daniel Jr., Peter and Michael, was a Dunkard preacher. He helped build his own Turkey Creek German Baptist (Dunkard) Church in Kosciusko County Indiana. 'Old Johnny' Leatherman lived to the advanced age of 90 years, 8 months and 12 days. Not too long before his death, he came East to attend church conferences, which gave him the opportunity to visit relatives in Frederick and Washington Counties in Maryland. 'Old Johnny' Leatherman and 'Caty' are buried in Kosciusko County, Indiana, in Brumbaugh Cemetery, near Gravelton, Indiana." (From 1991 correspondence)
        John married Catharina "Caty" (Leatherman) Miller on 28 Nov 1798. Catharina was born in 1777. She died on 18 Sep 1850 in , Kosciusko, IN and was buried in Gravelton, Kosciusko Co., IN, Brumbaugh Cem..

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "Catherine was a daughter of Joseph Miller, Sr., one of the witnesses for Elder Daniel Lederman's will."
Caty and Rev. Johnny are both buried in Brumbaugh Cemetery near Gravelton, IN. They had 10 children, 2 or 3 born in Fred. Co. MD.

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