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Descendants of Johannes Lederman

Third Generation


4. Godfrey Jr. Leatherman (Gottfried Sr. , Johannes ) was born on 10 Feb 1748 in , Frederick, MD and was christened on 2 Jun 1750 in Frederick, Frederick, MD, Reformed Church. He died about 1839 in Wolfsville, , MD and was buried in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD.

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"Resided and buried on his Wolfsville farm, 'Seven Fold'." "Will probated in 1840." Son of "Gottfried, Dr. & Hannah Elizabetha (Holz) Lederman."

Godfrey married Maria Anna "Mary Ann" Recher about 1781 in Jerusalem, Washington, MD. Maria was born about 1760 in , , PA. She died on 2 Nov 1843 and was buried in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD.

- was
dau. of Peter Recher, Sr. & Anna Maria "Annie" Leatherman Recher. Peter was "Immigrant 1751 on Queen of Denmark"

Godfrey and Maria had the following children:

  15 M i John "Johnny" Leatherman was born about 1782 in , , MD. He died about 1841.

- "Seven children.
The family migrated to Seneca County, OH in 1834, presumably with his brother Fred and their sister Betsy, where John was an innkeeper and a lawyer."
        John married Mary Eve (Leatherman) Gaugh. Mary died after 1852.
+ 16 F ii Elizabeth "Betsy" (Craver) Leatherman was born on 14 Feb 1784 and died about 1838.
  17 M iii Frederick Sr. "Fred" Leatherman was born on 23 Dec 1785 in , , MD. He died in 1840 in , , OH and was buried in , , OH.

- "Fred took his
family to Ohio about 1834 in a covered wagon. Sarah died in childbirth, and not long afterwards, Fred was killed by a runaway team of horses."
        Frederick married Sarah Elizabeth (Leatherman) Wilhide on 26 Jul 1816.

- dau. of Conrad
Wilheidt & Elizabetha Creager - "Fred took his family to Ohio about 1834 in a covered wagon. Sarah died in childbirth." "Eight children."
  18 F iv Susannah "Susie" (Geasey) Leatherman was born on 14 Jan 1787 in , , MD. She died on 11 Sep 1829.

"Family lived
near Libertytown, MD"
        Susannah married Jacob Geasey. Jacob was born on 6 Nov 1779. He died on 26 Aug 1829.

Son of Heinrich
Gisi & Elizabetha Catharina ________. "Eight children. Family lived near Libertytown, MD."
  19 F v Anna Maria "Molly" Leatherman was born on 6 Dec 1788 in , , MD. She died on 27 Jul 1879 and was buried in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD, Reformed Cem..

-"Ten children";
two more children born to second marriage.
        Anna married (1) John Warrenfeltz, son of (Johan) Jakob Warrenfeltz and Hannah Ann (Werenfels) Hartman, on 13 Dec 1809. John was born on 21 Aug 1785. He died on 9 Nov 1827 and was buried in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD, Leatherman Cem..

- son of Johan Jacob and Hannah "Ann" Hartman Warenfels.
- John "built an impressive stone house for his family on the site of the present (1983) home of Mrs. Opal Wolfe. He was shot at age 42...accidentally shot by a young neighbor boy who mistook him for a raccoon.
He was buried in the Godfrey Leatherman Cemetery."
        Anna also married (2) Jacob Ludy on 13 Mar 1831. Jacob was born on 5 Sep 1795. He died on 2 Nov 1872 and was buried in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD, Lutheran Cem..

- son of David
Ludy & 1st wife Phoebe Schmeltzer - "Jacob Ludy and his first wife, Anna Maria Protzman, were parents of several children."
  20 F vi Susannah Catharina Christina Leatherman was born on 2 Mar 1791 in , , MD. She died on 24 Aug 1858 and was buried in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD, Lutheran Cem..

- died of
typhoid. "Both Phillip and Caty, also a hired hand, numerous close relatives and neighbors, all perished during the tragic typhoid fever epidemic."
        Susannah married Peter Phillip Warrenfeltz on 21 Jul 1812. Peter was born on 13 Dec 1787. He died on 28 Jul 1858.

son of Johan
Jacob Werenfels, Sr., & Hannah "Ann" Hartman; 5 children; died of typhoid.
  21 F vii Magdalena "Maggie" (Maugans) Leatherman was born on 4 Nov 1793 in , , MD. She died in 1834 and was buried in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD.

- "Maggie is
buried with her parents on the Leatherman farm, 'Seven Fold'" ... "On 20 Oct 1834, Dan Maugans married Magdalena's niece, Mary Craver, d/o Jacob & 'Betsy' (Leatherman) Craver, and the Maugans family trekked to Ostrander, Delaware County, OH in 1840. Daniel and Mary (Craver) Maugans had four children. They are buried in Mill Creek Cemetery, Ostrander, OH."
        Magdalena married Daniel Maugans on 10 Mar 1825. Daniel was born on 19 Oct 1802 in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD. He died on 26 Sep 1853 and was buried in Ostrander, Delaware, OH, Mill Creek Cem..

Son of Abraham
Maugans & Elizabeth Frey, "who later fouded Maugansville, MD near Hagerstown."
+ 22 M viii Daniel "Dan" Leatherman was born on 9 Apr 1797 and died on 4 Mar 1859.
+ 23 M ix Jacob "Jake" Leatherman was born on 3 Oct 1799 and died on 13 Feb 1880.
  24 F x Sarah "Sallie" (Main) Leatherman was born on 7 Aug 1802 in , , MD. She died on 31 Jan 1842 and was buried in Middletown, Frederick, MD, Reformed Cem..

- "Seven
children. This family lived near Middletown, MD. After Sallie died, some of the children lived with their aunt "Becky" Summers, and eventually accompanied her to Indiana to live."
        Sarah married John Adam Main on 8 May 1824. John was born on 12 Oct 1801. He died on 23 Sep 1847 and was buried in Middletown, Frederick, MD, Reformed Cem..

- son of Johann
Frederick Mayne & Susannah Stine; "family lived near Middletown, MD. After Sallie died, some of the children lived with their aunt "Becky" Summers, and eventually accompanied her to Indiana to live."
  25 F xi Margaretha Rebecca "Becky" Leatherman was born on 9 Sep 1806 in , , MD. She died in 1904.

- "Eleven
children. The family resided on Church Hill not far from St. John's Lutheran Church. Mr. Summers died at age 47 and was laid to rest in the Summers family plot on the Summers family homestead. "Becky" later accompanied relatives to Pendleton, IN. This "Becky" Summers was the youngest child of Godfrey, Jr. and Mary Anna (Recher) Leatherman. She survived for nearly a full century" ...
        Margaretha married John Summers on 11 May 1824. John was born on 1 Nov 1801. He died on 21 Dec 1848.

- son of
Christopher Somers & 1st wife Barbaria Maria ______; eleven children. "The family resided on on Church Hill not far from St. John's Lutheran Church. Mr. Summers died at age 47 and was laid to rest in the Summers family plot on the Summers homestead."

6. Peter Sr. Leatherman Elder (Daniel Sr. Leatherman , Johannes ) was born on 15 Nov 1757 in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD. He died on 29 Nov 1845.

From handwritten notes of source who wishes to remain anonymous:, "Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "Peter, like his father, was a Dunkard preacher. The family lived on the 'Cartee' farm at Ellerton, Md. just across Catoctin Creek from his parents' German Plains farm. Peter also worked in the nearby Shady Grove gristmill-sawmill, built about 1773 by his father-in-law Daniel Schweigirt Sr. After Mr. Schweigirt's death Peter owned the mills. Peter and his wife are buried, with her parents and other relatives, in the Schwigart-Ambrose-Leatherman burial plot near the sites of the old mill." "Peter and Mary Anna had 5 children"

Peter married Mary Anna (Leatherman) Schwigart on 2 Sep 1786. Mary was born on 9 Dec 1764. She died on 10 May 1835 in , Frederick, MD and was buried in , Frederick, MD.

Surname also seen as Swigart, Schweigert.
She was a daughter of Daniel Sr. and Hannah "Ann" Schwigert.

Peter and Mary had the following children:

+ 26 M i Jacob Leatherman (Elder).
  27 M ii Peter Jr. Leatherman was born on 21 Jan 1803. He died on 7 Sep 1825.

Peter Jr. and Anna had no children.
        Peter married Nancy Anna (Leatherman) Moser, daughter of Jonathan Moser and (Anna) Maria "Molly" (Moser) Leatherman, on 23 Dec 1822. Nancy was born on 3 Jul 1801. She died on 23 Aug 1884.

Anna and John Baker had 6 children.

7. Michael Leatherman Elder (Daniel Sr. Leatherman , Johannes ) was born on 9 Jan 1761 in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD. He died on 23 Sep 1811.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "13 children. In 1792, Michael purchased 195 acres of the "Bucks Haunt" estate from his brother Daniel. "Bucks Haunt" was then virgin, unclaimed land, lying along Pigeon Creek,
in Bethlehem Township of Washington County, Pennsylvania. This is about 10 miles east of Washington, Penna. The two couples resided in a long, double log house, and both are buried in the family burial plot on the farm. In 1870-71 Michael's grandson Dumas M. Leatherman built a handsome cut stone mansion on back of the log cottage. See photo" (Our source has included numerous photographs and copies along with voluminous handwritten notes on these inter related families)
"All Leatherman Kin History, Pg. 28. Michael's daughter Catherine married one John Diehl Baker. Ohio descendants say he was a grandson of one John H. Baker, and great-grandson of the German immigrant Ludwig Becker-Baker. Michael's eldest daughter 'Betsy' Leatherman married Jacob Custer, a son of George Custer and his first wife Susannah (Long) Custer. George Custer's second wife was Betsy's aunt Catherine Leatherman - see #5. Michael Leatherman, like his father, was a Dunkard preacher. his wife 'Caty' was a country doctor, riding horseback to care for her patients."

Michael married Catherine "Caty" (Leatherman) Palmer. Catherine was born in 1765. She died on 28 Apr 1844 and was buried in , Washington, PA.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - daughter of George and second wife Barbara (Ohlinger) Palmer of Ellerton, Md Caty and Michael had 13 children.

Michael and Catherine had the following children:

+ 28 F i Elizabeth "Betsy" (Custer) Leatherman was born about 1784 and died on 21 Jan 1852.
  29 F ii Catherine Leatherman.
        Catherine married John Diehl Baker.

"Ohio descendants say he was a grandson of one John H. Baker and a great-grandson of the German immigrant, Ludwig Becker-Baker."(1991 correspondence)

10. Joseph "Joe" Leatherman (Daniel Sr. Leatherman , Johannes ) was born on 10 Dec 1766 in Wolfsville, Frederick, MD. He died on 7 Dec 1837 and was buried in Thurmont, , MD.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "Joseph inherited the German Plains household at Ellerton, Md. His father died in Nov. 1797, and on Apr. 4, 1799 Joseph sold the farm to Ludwig and Esther Routzahn, and moved to his 'Arnold's Delight' farm near Thurmont, Md. Joseph and Elizabeth Margaret cared for her two nephews Jonathan and Frederick Richer, after their father died and mother remarried. Joseph's daughter died as a child, and was buried on the German Plains farm at Ellerton. His wife died in 1818 and was buried in the Appler Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, near their Thurmont home. Joseph married second wife, about 1820, Deborah ______ b. Dec. 25, 1766- d Dec. 29, 1833. She is buried in the Pine Bark Cemetery, north of Thurmont, Md., and near Gettysburg, Penna. Joseph is buried with his first wife in the Appler Churchyard at Thurmont, Md. Joseph bequeathed his estate to the two nephews but second wife Deborah's codicil to the will awarded everything to Jonathan 'because of his dutiful consideration of me.'"

Joseph married (1) Elizabeth Margaret (Leatherman) Recker, daughter of Peter Sr. Recker and Mary Anna (Recher), about 1786. Elizabeth was born on 27 Dec 1758. She died on 1 Feb 1818 and was buried in Thurmont, , MD, Appler Luth. Cem.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children": She was baptised Feb 18, 1758 in York Co. PA, before the family moved to Fred. Co. MD.

Joseph and Elizabeth had the following children:

  30 F i Leatherman was born before 1790. She died on 18 Aug 1792.

Joseph also married (2) Deborah (Leatherman) about 1820. Deborah was born on 25 Dec 1766. She died on 29 Dec 1857 and was buried in Gettysburg, , PA, Pine Bark Cem..

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children"

12. (Anna) Maria "Molly" (Moser) Leatherman (Daniel Sr. Leatherman , Johannes ) was born on 3 Feb 1772 in Ellerton, Frederick, MD. She died on 6 Oct 1841 and was buried in Harmony, Fred. Co., MD, Ch. of The Breth.

"Elder Daniel Leatherman Family Brief sketches of children" - "Anna Maria was designated as Mary in her father's will. Today she is remembered as Maria or "Molly" Moser. Anna Maria had no children, but she raised her step-daughter, Nancy Ann Moser."

"She had a house in Fisher Hollow, between Highland and Harmony, that could be opened wide for Dunkard meetings. The Grossnickle Church built beside Anna Maria's house was opened about Jan 1, 1840. Her aged brother, Elder Peter Leatherman Sr. led her into the sanctuary on his arm. This church was later dismantled and rebuilt in the village of "Beallsville" (Harmony today), and is now the Harmony Church of the Brethren.." A step-grandson, Ezra Baker, remembered the building of the "Ann Maria" Church at his home. Men cut timber for the logs used in the construction, and dragged them to the building site with horses. Sometimes the men let young Ezra hitch a ride on a log as the horse pulled it down to the building site."

Mrs. Moser was buried at her home, and later her tombstone was moved to the Harmony Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

(Anna) married (1) Isaac Shriver on 22 Apr 1802. Isaac died about 1827.

First husband of Anna Maria "Mary" Leatherman.

(Anna) also married (2) Jonathan Moser, son of Conrad Moser and Ann (Moser), about 1830. Jonathan was born in 1785. He died on 24 Apr 1836 in , Fred. Co., MD.

Second husband of Maria Leatherman.

Jonathan and (Anna) had the following children:

+ 31 F i Nancy Anna (Leatherman) Moser was born on 3 Jul 1801 and died on 23 Aug 1884.

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