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George Lenhardt
born 8 Mar 1754
Germany to America about 1771
of Montgomery (originally Philadelphia) Co., PA

GKBopp (Revised 15 August 2002)

 

ABOUT MONTGOMERY CO., PA, "LENHARTS"

Note: Montgomery Co. was formed from Philadelphia Co. in 1784.

Lenhart researcher Robert L. Riffle found two historical sketches related to the subject family while researching Christina Magdalena Leonhardt (see LENHART LINES); however, Christina was in America long before the subject and there is no known relationship. There is also no known relationship between the subject line and Oliver Lenhardt (b. abt. 1866) who lived in Montgomery Co., PA., ca. 1900. Oliver's father John Lenhardt was born about 1824 in Hesse Darmstadt (the family was in Lancaster Co., PA, in the 1880 census). A few other Montgomery Co., PA, Lenharts are mentioned by Riffle in a post to the RootsWeh Lenhart list in 2001; most of the post concerns Christina but other Lenharts (including the subject family) are mentioned. This post may be found in the list archives - Rlriffle54[@]aol.com, Saturday, November 10, 2001 7:54 PM, LENHART-L[@]rootsweb.com, [LENHART] Christina Magdalena Leonhardt ( how to locate archives).

Neither Riffle nor GKBopp is known to be related to any Montgomery Co., PA, Lenhart lines.

George Lenhardt

1. George (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. 8 Mar 1754 in Germany, to America about 1771.

From History of Montgomery County (see citation under birth entry);
the source refers to George LENHARDT, thereafter LENHART spelling is used:

George LENHARDT came to America at age 17 [about 1771] with brother Peter and their parents.
Both parents died and buried at sea.
George and Peter were sold for passage [no additional information about Peter].
George served 3 years, 9 months with Jonathan Tyson.
Thereafter, he settled in Upper Dublin Twp., [then Philadelphia Co., now] Montgomery Co., PA; engaged in lime-burning and purchase and sale of real estate.
Active member of Reformed Church of Germantown.

He married (1) Catherine Hoffman, - in Montgomery Co., PA,1 d. 31 Jan 1783 in Montgomery Co., PA.1

Children:

2. i John (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.1

3. ii George (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.1

4. iii Jonathan (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.1

5. iv young (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA,1 d. - in (died young).1

He married (2) Christiana Kohler, aft 1783 in Montgomery Co., PA.1

Children:

6. v Mary (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.1

7. vi Henry (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.1

+ 8. vii Joseph (Lenhardt) Lenhart b. 30 Jan 1788.

9. viii Sarah (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.1

10. ix Christiana (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.1

11. x Margaret (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.1

Next Generation

8.  Joseph (Lenhardt) Lenhart, b. 30 Jan 1788 in Upper Dublin Twp., Montgomery Co., PA,1
d. 7 Jan 1845 in (Cheltenham Twp.?), Montgomery Co., PA,1 occupation Farmer.1

In 1801 Joseph removed to Cheltenham township (History of Montgomery County - citation under birth entry).
He married Elizabeth Funk, in Montgomery Co., PA,1 b. abt 1792 in PA, (daughter of John Funk and Unknown (nee?) Funk).

Children:

+ 12. i John F. Lenhart b. 25 Nov 1821.

13. ii Margaret Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.1
                                                                    
She married David Heist, -.1

14. iii Catherine (Cathrine) Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA,1 d. bef 1884.1
                                                                     
She married Isaiah Campbell.

Next Generation

12. John F. Lenhart, b. 25 Nov 1821 in Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA,1 ,2 d. bef 1904 in Montgomery Co., PA.

From History of Montgomery County (see citation under birth entry):
[includes an engraving of John F. Lenhart]
John was born "on the homestead" [farm in Cheltenham township], inherited portion of farm (1845) and purchased remainder, "won a reputation as a propagator of fine varieties of fruit . . . ."
He resided on the farm in 1884 (date of source publication).
Director of Limekiln Turnpike, Willow Grove and Germantown Turnpike, and Keystone Stone Quarry companies.
Democrat.
Member of Market Square Presbyterian Church of Germantown.

He married Ruth Addis, 13 Nov 1851 in Montgomery Co., PA,1 b. abt 1823 in -, of Moreland Twp, Montgomery Co., PA,1 ,2 (daughter of Joseph Addis and Unknown (nee?) Addis).

Children:

15. i Amy Lenhart, b. - in Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA,1 d. bef 1884.1

16. ii Margaret Lenhart, b. - in Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1

She married John D. Stout, -.1

17. iii Joseph Lenhart, b. - in Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA,1 d. bef 1884.1

18. iv Eliza (Lidie J. ?) Lenhart, b. abt 1860 in Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1 ,2 .

She married Franklin P. Bryan, -.1

+ 19. v John E. Lenhart b. 14 Oct 1862.

20. vi infant Lenhart, b. - in Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA,1 d. - in infancy.1

Next Generation

19. John E. Lenhart, b. 14 Oct 1862 in Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA,1 ,3 ,2 , occupation Farmer, of Hatfield Township.3

From Biographical Annals of Montgomery County (see citation under birth entry):
Son of late John F. Lenhart.
Attended school in Cheltenham Twp; worked on family farm. Then "rented a farm on shares, remaining on it nine years."
In 1893 he removed to Hatfield Twp, near Colmar, and purchased a fine farm - 130 acres (the old Peter Evans farm).
Democrat.
Member of Junior Order of American Mechanics.
Attends Baptist church.

He married Catherine Mann, Jun 1886,3 b. abt 1864 in PA, of Philadelphia.3 ,4

Children:

21. i John A. Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.3

22. ii George E. Lenhart, b. abt 1889 in Montgomery Co., PA.3 ,4

23. iii Ruth E. Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.3

24. iv Catherine M. Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.3

25. v Edith V. Lenhart, b. - in Montgomery Co., PA.3

26. vi Joseph E. Lenhart, b. abt 1896 in Montgomery Co., PA.3 ,4

27. vii Lydia B. Lenhart, b. abt 1901 in Montgomery Co., PA.3 ,4

Note 1.
Bean, Theodore W., editor, History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Volume II (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck. 1884), entry under John F. Lenhart. Unless noted otherwise, it is assumed Montgomery Co., PA, is locale of all events for the family and that Cheltenham Twp. is birth locale of John F. Lenhart's children. [Copy provided by RLRiffle]
Note 2.
1880 Census - PA (LDS extract), Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA. Household of John F. Lenhart (58), Farmer; wife Ruth (57); children: Lidie J. (20); John E. (17). Mother, Elizabeth Lenhart (88). Also, Ella A. Conard (14) and John Graver (72), Farm Laborer. All born PA; all parents born PA.
Note 3.
Roberts, Ellwood, editor, Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Vol. I (T. S. Benham & Company and Lewis Publishing Company, New York, Chicago. 1904), entry under John E. Lenhart. [Copy provided by RLRiffle]
Note 4.
1920 PA Census, Montgomery Co., Hatfield Twp., Lower District, ED 96, sheet 19A. Household of Lenhart, John E., Farmer (57) born PA (parents born PA). Wife Catharine (56) born PA (father born Ireland, mother born Scotland). Children: George E. (31), Laborer (Farm); Joseph (24), Estimator (Ship Yard); Lida B. (19), Clerk (Insurance Co.); all born PA.

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