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Church: MORAVIAN CHURCH, BETHLEHEM, Marriages 1742 - 1800: Northampton County, PA

1790, Aug. 26, Levering, Abraham, and Christina Cassler.

1793, Sept. 18, Levering, Anna Johanna, and Georg Gottfried Muller.

1748, May 8/19, Levering, John, and Susanna Bechtel.

1768, April 14, Levering, Maria Susanna, Johannes Merck.

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA. 463 October 11, Peter Levering and Elizabeth Writer. N. B. Mr. Samuel Magaw performed the duty for me.

1787.October 11, Peter Levering and Eliz. Righter.

1795.February 8, John Lever and Eliza Degnam.

Church: Part III - ST. MICHAEL'S & ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Marriages 1770-1776: Philadelphia, PA

Nov. 1, 1770 Levering, Jacob and Mary Able.

June 8, 1794 Levering, William and Catharine Wolford.

Local History: Chapters XI & XII: The Germans & The Welsh: Bean's 1884 History of Montgomery Co, PA

Among the various nationalities that settled Montgomery County, the German was an important one, and their descendants at this day within its limits are the most numerous. In less than a year after the landing of William Penn a colony of Germans, chießy from Creisheim and Creyfelt, arrived in October, 1683, and shortly afterwards founded the village of Germantown. The Proprietary had been among them in their native land, and encouraged them to come. Here liberty of conscience had now been proclaimed, and an exemption from tithes, though neither was tolerated in Great Britain, or even to a very limited extent along the valley of the Rhine, where also were the frontier lines of powerful France, and the frequent wars of Germany, the results of which combined were all powerful incentives to emigration to those more peaceably and liberally disposed. To facilitate this a company was organized at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and numerous pamphlets circulated throughout Germany in the language of its people, setting forth the peculiar advantages of the distant colony. Hence it need not be a wonder that the weaker of the persecuted sects were disposed to come first, for no matter however strong the attachments of nativity, the Fatherland presented from their experience in the past, no bright or sanguine future. The doctrines of the Reformation had been established almost a century and a half; yet, through the connection of church and state the progress to toleration was very slow. Francis Daniel Pastorius, in his "Beschreibung Pennsylvania" (published at Leipzic, 1700) under, the date Oct 24, 1685 gives the following account of the settlement: "With the wish and concurrence of our Governor, I lay out and planned a new town, which we call Germantown, or Germanopolis, is a very fine and fertile district, with plenty of springs of fresh water, being well supplied with oak-, walnut- and chestnut-trees and having beside excellent and abundant pasturage for the cattle. At the commencement there were but twelve families of forty-one individuals, consisting mostly of German mechanics and weavers. Our German society have in this place now established a lucrative trade in woolen and linen goods, together with a large assortment of other useful and necessary articles." He enumerates the lot-holders as Tunis Conderts, John Strepers, Dirck, Herman, and Abraham Opdegraef, Paul Wolff, Jacob and Peter Schumacher, Johannes Kassell, Rynier Tissen, Jan Lucken, Gerhard Heinrich, David Sherkges, Wigart Levering, Gerhard Levering, Isaac Sheffer, Andreas Souplis, William Claus, and Dirck Rittenhouse, Dirck Keyser Sr., and William Strepers.

Among the settlers prior to the close of 1703 were Heinrich Pennebacker, Johannes Kuster, Johannes Umstat, Claus Jansen, and Jan Frey; John Jacob, in 1704; Edward Beer, Gerhard and Herman Indehoffen, and Dirck and William Renberg, before the close of 1707. In 1708 we find here William and Cornelius Dewes, Herman Kuster, Christopher Zimmerman, Johannes Scholl, and Daniel Desmond followed in 1709 by Jacob, Johannnes and Martin Kolb and John Strayer. The settlement so increased that Van Bebber gave one hundred acreas towards a Mennonite meeting house, which, was, built prior to 1726, its trustees being, Heinrich Seller, Herman Kuster, Claus Jansen, Michael Zeigler, and Martin, Henry, and Jacob Kolb. Henry Frey, who settled in this vicinity, is stated to have arrived in the Colony two years before the landing of Penn.

On the 7th of May, 1691, Thomas Lloyd, as Deputy Governor, granted naturalization to Dirck, Herman, and Abraham Opdegraef, Johannes Cassels, Jacob Schumacher, Dirck Keyser, Arnold Cassel, Peter Dirck Keyser, Peter Schumacher, Sr., Peter Schumacher, Jr., William and Claus Rittinghuysen, Johannes Kusters, Heinrich Unchholt, Isaac and Mathias Jacobs, Wigert Levering, Isaac Sheffer, Paul Wolff, William Streepers, Johannes Bleickers, Reiner Herman, Andreas Souplis, David Scherkes, Hans Peter Umstat, Reinert Tissen, Jan Lucken, Peter Klever, Heinrich Frey, Hans Andreas, Kramer Jurgen, Isaac Schumacher, Peter Kurlis, Gerhard Levering, and Jan Williams. About three-fourths of this number settled withinn the limits of the present county, where their descendants are still numerous.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819

Decedent William Levering Roxborough, Philadelphia Co. P:552 21 8 1772 8 4 1774 Remarks: William Levering. Roxborough. Phila. Co. 21 Aug 1772. 8 April 1774. Children: William, Aaron, Enoch, Nathan, Sarah Brown, Elizabeth, Hannah, Deborah Streper. Sons in law: John Hinkle, Peter Keyser. Grandchild: William Hinkle. Execs.: William and Aron Levering. P:552

Witness William Levering M:429 15 8 1762 1 12 1762 Remarks: Nicholas Schandey. Co. of Philadelphia. Paper maker. Aug. 15, 1762. Dec. 1, 1762. M.429. Children: Jacob, Henry, Ursalah and Mary. Exec: Wife Susannah and Henry Dewees

Witness Septimus Levering N:407 3 9 1765 20 9 1765 Remarks: Evan Stevens. City of Phila. Student. 3 Sep 1765. 20 Sep 1765. Wife: Elizabeth. Sisters: Lavinia Wells, Rebecca Thomas, Hannah, Mary Mathew, Elizabeth Vastine, Catharina Ragin. Brothers in law: Jacob Wells, William Thomas, George Ragin, Thomas Mathew, Jeremiah Vastine. Exec.: Elizabeth Stevens. N:407

Witness Septimus Levering N:144 15 10 1763 19 6 1764 Remarks: William Wallace. N. Liberties. Co. of Phila. Sugar baker. 15 Oct 1763. 19 June 1764. Children: Samuel, Susanna Coates. Son in law: Abraham Coates. Grandchildren: William and Susannah Wallace. Friend: Adam Kreps. Execs.: William Allen, Joseph Turner. N:144.

Son-in-law William Levering W:196 7 3 1791 27 12 1791 Remarks: Deaves, Thomas. Roxborough. Co. of Phila. Yeoman.Children: Isaac, Martha, Wife of William Levering, Hannah, Wife of Jacob Kirk. Grandsons and Exec: William Levering, Jacob Deaves. Witness William Levering O:46 20 9 1766 8 11 1766 Remarks: Elizabeth Sneyder. Phila. Co. 20 Sep 1766. 8 Nov 1766. Son: Adam, wife Catherine. Grandchildren: Elizabeth Groff, Elizabeth and Eve Sneyder. The Presbyterian Chruch of Springtown, Springfield township. Execs.: Adam, son, and John Groff, son in law. O:46.

Witness Daniel Levering N:548 12 5 1766 26 7 1766 Remarks: Daniel Bechtel. Whitpain. Co. of Phila. Yeoman. 12 May 1766. 26 July 1766. Wife: Catherina. Children: Daniel, George, Christopher, Jacob, Henry, Mary, Barbara. Brother in law: Henry Krebs. Execs.: Jacob Knorr, Henry Krebs. N:548.

Witness Wm. Levering O:531 15 7 1770 18 7 1770 Remarks: Jno. Moyer. Phila. Co. Wagoner. 15 July 1770. 18 July 1770. Wife: Catherina. Execs. Catherina Moyer, Andrew Bower and Jno. Fisher. O:531.

Witness I H Levering 6:42 18 7 1811 28 4 1815 Remarks: John B. Alexander. Phila. Merchant. July 18, 1811. April 28, 1815. 6.42. To my housekeeper, Juliana Whittemore. To my adopted child Juliana Alexander. To children of my sister Ann Fisher. To children of my brother James Alexander. To children of brother-in-law Joseph Burden. To mother Lilly Cunningham. To Joseph Burden, Jacob Mitchell and Robert Connell, in trust for use of sister Ann Fisher. Should said Ann again live with her husband John Fisher, the estate left to her shall be given to her children, to the children of brother James Alexander and to the children of brother-in-law Joseph Burden. Execs: Said Joseph Burden, Jacob Mitchell, Robert Connell.

Decedent Anthony Levering Roxborough Township, Philadelphia Co., PA 6:593 7 7 1818 15 8 1818 Remarks: Anthony Levering. Township of Roxborough. Phila. Co. July 7, 1818. Aug. 15, 1818. 6.593. To wife, Mary, and to my five children: Hester, Silas, Titus, Perry and Hannah. Property not to be divided until daughter, Hannah, is 18 years of age. Execs: Said wife, son-in-law, Charles Levering, my son, Silas Levering.

Decedent William Levering Roxborough Township, Philadelphia, PA Blacksmith 1:532 3 11 1800 4 8 1806 Remarks: William Levering. Roxborough Township, Co. of Philadelphia. Blacksmith. Provides for wife Martha. Legacy to dau. Hannah, to dau. Mary, part of plantation on river Schuylkill. Residue of estate to sons William, Thomas, Aaron, Nathan and Charles. Exec: Sons William, Thomas and Aaron. Son Nathan Levering 1:532 3 11 1800 4 8 1806 Remarks:

Decedent Nathan Levering Roxborough Township, Philadelphia Co., PA 4:157 19 5 1812 20 6 1812 Remarks: Levering, Nathan. Twp. of Roxborough. Phila. Co. May 19, 1812. June 20, 1812. 4.157. To trustees of Bastist Meeting in Roxborough. To nephews Thomas, Aaron, Nathan and Charles Levering. To wife Sarah Levering property in Roxborough bought of brother-in-law Peter Kiser or Riser &c. To daughters Deborah, wife of Horatio Gates Jones, and Susanna. Land bought of Burket. Said wife to be guardian of daughter Susanna. Execs: Wife Sarah, son-in-law Horatio Gates Jones and nephew Nathan Levering of Roxborough and friend Algeron Roberts. Codicl May ---, 1812. His island in Schuylkill called Num-Hill fall with its fisheries, to be rented during wife's life, at her decease to daughter Susanna Levering. Witnesses to codicil same as to will.

Decedent Wigard Levering Plymouth, Philadelphia Co. Yeoman S:147 24 5 1782 22 7 1782 Remarks: Levering, Wigard. Plymouth, Co. of Phila. Yeoman. May 24, 1782. July 22, 1782. S.147. Wife: Elizabeth. Children: William, Joseph, Benjamin, Wigard, Margaret, Ailse, Magdalen, Elizabeth, Peter. Grandchildren: Abel and Elizabeth Levering, Children of son Jacob, decd. Exec: Elizabeth and Brother Anthony Levering. Decedent Henry Levering Whitpain, Philadelphia Co. Hooper Q:394 13 10 1776 7 2 1777 Remarks: Henry Levering, of Whitpain. Phila. Co. Hooper. 13 Oct 1776. 7 Feb 1777. Wife: Catherine. Children: Mary, Barbara, Catherine Bour and Garret. Grandchildren: Daniel and Mary, children of son Garret. Exec.: Saml. Dehaven. Guardians: Thos. Fitzwater and John Porter. Q:394

Decedent Daniel Levering Whitpain, Philadelphia Co. Yeoman Q:313 11 3 1776 6 7 1776 Remarks: Daniel Levering, of Whitpain. Phila. Co. Yeoman. 11 March 1776. 6 July 1776. Q:313. Wife: Margaret. Children: Henry, Jonathan, Margaret, wife of Alexander Hughes, Rebecca, wife of Andrew Morgan, Mary, wife of Stephen Bloom, and Sebiah, wife of Isaac Martin. Execs.: son Henry Levering and son in law Stephen Bloom. Overseers: Andrew Morgan and Alexander Hughes. Q:313.

Executor Enoch Levering Q:240 10 1 1776 20 1 1776 Remarks: Peter Righter. Roxborough. Phila. Co. Ferryman. 10 Jan 1776. 20 Jan 1776. Children: John, Peter, Mary, Hannah, Rebecca, Sarah and Margaret. Execs.: son in law: Enoch Levering and son John. Q:240.

Daughter Sebiah Levering Q:313 11 3 1776 6 7 1776 Remarks: Son William Levering G:162 3 8 1742 7 2 1744 Remarks: Levering, Wichert. Roxborough, County of Philadelphia. Joyner. August 3, 1742. February 7, 1744. G.162. Son: William. Sons-in-law: Peter Endehaven and William Tunes. Exec: William Levering.

Decedent Wichert Levering Roxborough, Philadelphia Co., PA Joiner G:162 3 8 1742 7 2 1744 Remarks: Levering, Wichert. Roxborough, County of Philadelphia. Joyner. August 3, 1742. February 7, 1744. G.162. Son: William. Sons-in-law: Peter Endehaven and William Tunes. Exec: William Levering.

Decedent William Levering Philadelphia Co., PA Yeoman H:165 20 12 1744 10 9 1746 Remarks: Levering, William. Philadelphia County. Yeoman. December 20, 1744. September 10, 1746. H.165. Wife: Catherine. Children: William, Benjamin, Amelia, Elizabeth and Magdaline. Grandchild: Catherine Engle. Father: Wichert. Uncle: Garret Levering. Exec: Wife and cousin Jacob Levering.

Father Wichert Levering H:165 20 12 1744 10 9 1746 Remarks: Levering, William. Philadelphia County. Yeoman. December 20, 1744. September 10, 1746. H.165. Wife: Catherine. Children: William, Benjamin, Amelia, Elizabeth and Magdaline. Grandchild: Catherine Engle. Father: Wichert. Uncle: Garret Levering. Exec: Wife and cousin Jacob Levering.

Decedent Jacob Levering Roxborrow, Philadelphia Co. Joiner K:114 22 12 1752 22 10 1753 Remarks: Levering, Jacob. Roxborrow, Co. of Philadelphia. Joiner. Dec. 22, 1752. Oct. 22, 1753. Children: Magdalen, wife of Samuel Showter, Abraham, Wikkard, William, Jacob, Anthony, Benjamin and Septimus. Exec: Sons Abraham and Septimus. Granddaughter Hannah Levering 1:279 20 8 1798 3 1 1805 Remarks: Abraham Levering. Roxborough Township, City of Philadelphia. Charges the estate with support of his wife (name not given), she being infirm. Legacies to eldest son Jacob and his three daus. Sarah, Hannah and Mary, and to his own daughters Margaret and Mary. To sons John and Samuel land on northwestwardly side of plantation where on I now dwell, bounded by Benjamin, William and Nathan Levering's lands. Rem. of estate, real and personal, to son Anthony. Exec: Sons John and Anthony Levering. Letters granted to Anthony Levering. Executor Michael Levering 1:188 15 5 1801 10 3 1804 Remarks: Benjamin Levering. Roxborough Township, Co. of Philadelphia. Farmer. Wife: Catharine. Exec: Son Michael Levering and son-in-law Peter Widener.

Decedent Abraham Levering Roxborough Township, Philadelphia, PA 1:279 20 8 1798 3 1 1805 Remarks: Abraham Levering. Roxborough Township, City of Philadelphia. Charges the estate with support of his wife (name not given), she being infirm. Legacies to eldest son Jacob and his three daus. Sarah, Hannah and Mary, and to his own daughters Margaret and Mary. To sons John and Samuel land on northwestwardly side of plantation where on I now dwell, bounded by Benjamin, William and Nathan Levering's lands. Rem. of estate, real and personal, to son Anthony. Exec: Sons John and Anthony Levering. Letters granted to Anthony Levering.

Decedent Benjamin Levering Roxborough Township, Philadelphia Co., PA Farmer 1:188 15 5 1801 10 3 1804 Remarks: Benjamin Levering. Roxborough Township, Co. of Philadelphia. Farmer. Wife: Catharine. Exec: Son Michael Levering and son-in-law Peter Widener.

Son Garret Levering Q:394 13 10 1776 7 2 1777 Remarks: Henry Levering, of Whitpain. Phila. Co. Hooper. 13 Oct 1776. 7 Feb 1777. Wife: Catherine. Children: Mary, Barbara, Catherine Bour and Garret. Grandchildren: Daniel and Mary, children of son Garret. Exec.: Saml. Dehaven. Guardians: Thos. Fitzwater and John Porter. Q:394.

Uncle Garret Levering H:165 20 12 1744 10 9 1746 Remarks: Levering, William. Philadelphia County. Yeoman. December 20, 1744. September 10, 1746. H.165. Wife: Catherine. Children: William, Benjamin, Amelia, Elizabeth and Magdaline. Grandchild: Catherine Engle. Father: Wichert. Uncle: Garret Levering. Exec: Wife and cousin Jacob Levering.

Witness Garret Levering J:320 26 10 1750 24 11 1750 Remarks: Linderman, Samuel. Whipton, Co. of Philadelphia. Husbandman. Oct. 26, 1750/1. Nov. 24, 1750. Wife: Susannah. Children: John, Christane, Mary and Rachel. Brother-in-Law: Thomas Been. Exec: Susannah Linderman, Thomas Been.

Decedent William Levering Roxborough, Philadelphia Co. P:552 21 8 1772 8 4 1774 Remarks: William Levering. Roxborough. Phila. Co. 21 Aug 1772. 8 April 1774. Children: William, Aaron, Enoch, Nathan, Sarah Brown, Elizabeth, Hannah, Deborah Streper. Sons in law: John Hinkle, Peter Keyser. Grandchild: William Hinkle. Execs.: William and Aron Levering. P:552.

Son-in-law William Levering W:196 7 3 1791 27 12 1791 Remarks: Deaves, Thomas. Roxborough. Co. of Phila. Yeoman.Children: Isaac, Martha, Wife of William Levering, Hannah, Wife of Jacob Kirk. Grandsons and Exec: William Levering, Jacob Deaves. Decedent William Levering Roxborough Township, Philadelphia, PA Blacksmith 1:532 3 11 1800 4 8 1806 Remarks: William Levering. Roxborough Township, Co. of Philadelphia. Blacksmith. Provides for wife Martha. Legacy to dau. Hannah, to dau. Mary, part of plantation on river Schuylkill. Residue of estate to sons William, Thomas, Aaron, Nathan and Charles. Exec: Sons William, Thomas and Aaron.

Decedent William Levering Philadelphia Co., PA Yeoman H:165 20 12 1744 10 9 1746 Remarks: Levering, William. Philadelphia County. Yeoman. December 20, 1744. September 10, 1746. H.165. Wife: Catherine. Children: William, Benjamin, Amelia, Elizabeth and Magdaline. Grandchild: Catherine Engle. Father: Wichert. Uncle: Garret Levering. Exec: Wife and cousin Jacob Levering.

Landowner William Levering 1:279 20 8 1798 3 1 1805 Remarks: Abraham Levering. Roxborough Township, City of Philadelphia. Charges the estate with support of his wife (name not given), she being infirm. Legacies to eldest son Jacob and his three daus. Sarah, Hannah and Mary, and to his own daughters Margaret and Mary. To sons John and Samuel land on northwestwardly side of plantation where on I now dwell, bounded by Benjamin, William and Nathan Levering's lands. Rem. of estate, real and personal, to son Anthony. Exec: Sons John and Anthony Levering. Letters granted to Anthony Levering

Landowner Benjamin Levering 1:279 20 8 1798 3 1 1805 Remarks: Abraham Levering. Roxborough Township, City of Philadelphia. Charges the estate with support of his wife (name not given), she being infirm. Legacies to eldest son Jacob and his three daus. Sarah, Hannah and Mary, and to his own daughters Margaret and Mary. To sons John and Samuel land on northwestwardly side of plantation where on I now dwell, bounded by Benjamin, William and Nathan Levering's lands. Rem. of estate, real and personal, to son Anthony. Exec: Sons John and Anthony Levering. Letters granted to Anthony Levering Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819

Decedent Peter De Haven Philadelphia Gentleman 6:217 27 12 1806 26 1 1816 Remarks: Peter de Haven. Phila. Gentleman. Dec. 27, 1806. Jan. 26, 1816. 6.217. To great granddaughter, Sarah Rawle de Haven, and great grandson, Atlee de Haven, children of grandson Peter de Haven. Residue to only child, Hugh de Haven. After his death, to his daughters, Harriet, Amelia and Emma Maria de Have. Execs: Said son Hugh, grandson Peter de Haven. Letters to Hugh de Haven

Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance, Vol.

Description: This database lists the names of immigrants who took the oath of allegiance to the province and state of Pennsylvania from 1777-1789. All males over sixteen years of age were obliged to take this oath and declaration, as soon after their arrival as possible. Taking an oath of allegiance was a process undergone during early colonial emigration. Extended Description: Source Information: Westcott, Thompson. Names Of Persons Who Took The Oath Of Allegiance To The State Of Pennsylvania Between The Years 1777 And 1789 : With A History Of The "Test Laws" Of Pennsylvania. Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965 (reprint)

Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania: Volume 2 A HISTORY OF THE “TEST LAWS” AND LAWS CONCERNING “OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE” IN FORCEIN PENNSYLVANIA BETWEEN JUNE 13, 1777, AND MARCH 13, 1789.

19, ABRAHAM LEVERING, Roxborough. Affirmed

JACOB LEVERING, of Roxborough.

Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania: Volume 2

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WILLIAM LEVERING, son of William of Roxbury, lately come to the age of 21.

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Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance, Vol. 2 Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania: Volume 2

25 Nov 1771 Godfreid Stahl William Levering and his assigns Roxbury twp., Phila. co. 3 yrs. pound 20.14

Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania: Volume 2

A HISTORY OF THE “TEST LAWS” AND LAWS CONCERNING “OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE” IN FORCEIN PENNSYLVANIA BETWEEN JUNE 13, 1777, AND MARCH 13, 1789.

10, PETER DE HAVEN, of Philada., Gentleman, produces his Certificate taken of me, 26th June 1777.

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) LEVERING, Gerhard Birth Date: Birth Place: Volume: 103 Page Number: 236 Reference: Strassburger fam. And allied fams. Of Pa; Jacob And. Strassburger, of Montgomery co. Pa. By Ralph Beaver Strassburger. Gwynedd Valley, Pa. 1922. (520p.):388

Native Soil Manuscripts Index Document Number: 1485 Type of Manuscript: Book Location(s): Knox, Ohio Year: 1892 Contains the following Names: Daniel Levering, John Levering, William Levering Comments: This book, entitled "Proceedings of the Levering Family Reunion Held at Levering, Knox County, Ohio, August 6 1891," was printed by J.L. Trauger, Book and Job Printer. Chapters include "The Initial Movement" and "The Meeting at the Grove" to mark in history various reunions between Levering Family members. Nice poetry in the back. This book is charming!

BOSTON BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS, 1630-1699 1676. page 138 William of William & Margaret Levering born Feb. 26.

Rebecca B Frank Post this from CD #209 Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834 - LEVERING

Family Tree Maker. CD #209 Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834, originally published in Family Line Publications. LEVERING

MONTGOMERY CO. LEVERING, WICKARD. Plymouth. February 21, 1785. March 1, 1785. 1.24 To brothers Joseph and Benjamin all real and personal estate, except to nephew Able 10 shillings. Execs: Brothers Joseph and Benjamin Levering. Wit: Jacob Peterson, Levi Bartleson.

LEVERING, WILLIAM. Springfield. August 8, 1785. November 16, 1785. 1.62 To wife Margaret, all personal estate and use of rents from house and lots. After her death to brothers and children of brothers and sisters. To Mary Marewine, 10 pds. To Methodist Society, 10 pds. for poor. To poor of Springfield, 10 pds. To brother Abraham Levering, 5 shillings, together with equal share. Execs: Wife Margaret and brother Anthony Levering. Wit: Leonard Streeper, John Streeper, John Huston.

LEVERING, ANTHONY. Lower Merion. February 25, 1787. March 26, 1788. 1.139 To wife Agness, house and lot of 3 acres, during widowhood, also bed, bedding &c. and 10 pds. and 10 pds. yearly. To each of 5 daughters: Hannah, Elisabeth, Margrate, Abigial and Sarah, 140 pds. each paid, one, two, three, and four and five years after testators December To daughter Abigial, case of drawers, &c. To daughter Sarah, bed, case of drawers, &c. To son Anthony, clock. Rem. of household goods, equally divided among son Anthony and 5 daughters. Rem. of estate including lot left to wife,to son Anthony, he paying legacies above. Execs: Wife Agness, son Anthony. Wit: Paul Jones, Algernon Roberts. Wife renounced in favor of son Anthony.

LEVERING, JACOB. Whitpain. January 28, 1793. August 1, 1793. 1.349 To poor of Gwynedd Preparative Meeting of Friends, 5 pds. To cousin Catharine Bower, 20 s. To cousin Daniel Levering, farm, 100 acres. To cousin Henry Levering, bible. Rem. of personalty to cousin Daniel Levering. Exec: Cousin Daniel Levering. Wit: William Evans, Jacob Cope, Samuel Evans.

LEVERING, MARGARET. Springfield. ___, 1802. December 11, 1805. 2.494 To niece Mary Sturges, household goods. To sister in law Elizabeth Levering, close press. To John Rasor, stove. To Barnabas Colston, cow, and rem. of household goods. Execs: Barnabas Colston, Peter Streeper. Wit: Peter Streeper, Barnabas Colston.

LEVERING, PETER. Plymouth. November 17, 1806. February 16, 1807. 2.583 To wife Hannah, rem. of estate Execs: Wife Hannah, and John Hartman. Wit: John Hallowell, Joseph Thomas.

LEVERING, ELIZABETH. Plymouth. August 30, 1812. October 12, 1813. 3.524 To 3 daughters wearing apparel, equally. To daughter Alice Cox, 2 acres of land. To grandson Joseph, son of Peter, interest of $100 annually. Rem. of estate to be sold and money equally divided among children: Mary, Magdalena, Peter, Alice, shares of Alice and Magdalena to be left in the hands of the Exrs. until 21. Execs: Son William Levering and William Shepherd. Wit: Levi Evans, Cadwalder Foulke.

LEVERING, BENJAMIN. Plymouth. September 20, 1815. July 5, 1816. 4.252 Estate to be sold. To wife Sarah, 851 pds. To Baptist Meeting of Roxbury, $50 to be applied towards keeping grave yard in repair. To brother Joseph Levering, wearing apparel, and $150. To Samuel Spencer, silver watch. To Rebecca Guilinger, $40. To mother in law Mary Spencer, $100. Rem. Of estate to wife Sarah. Execs: Alexander Crawford, and Thomas Shepard. Wit: George Peirce, and Jacob Hall.

LEVERING, DANIEL. Whitpain. July 29, 1817. April 6, 1818. 5.47 To wife Susanna, all estate, after wife's death to daughter. exec: John Heist. Wit: Henry Freedley, and Matthias Fetter. JONES, PAUL. Lower Merion. September 20, 1820. November 29, 1822. 6.81 To son Enoch, tract of land containing 11 acres, 10 perches. To daughter Susanna, $1800. To daughter Ellen, feather bed, and $60 worth of furniture. To daughter Sarah, $1800. To daughter Phebe, $1800. To daughter Jane, $1800. To son Rees, $1800. To Anthony Levering, $666.67. To son Enoch, $1000. To son Lloyd, $1000. To granddaughter Phebe, $50. To granddaughter Phebe Smith, $50. To grandson Paul, $50. To grandson William, $50 and bible. Rem. of estate to sons Enoch and Paul. Execs: Son Paul, and daughter Ellen. Wit: Charles and Silas Jones, and John Levering.

PHILADELPHIA CO.

MuLLER, GEORGE. Somerhausen. September 21, 1719. November 18, 1719. D. 142. Wife Anna-Sibilla, daughter of Wiegard Levering. Children whose names are not given. Executor or Guardian: Herman Grothausen. Witnesses: Abraham Tunese, Johann Rebenstock and Johann Adolf Grotthausen.

LEVERING, WICHERT. Roxborough, County of Philadelphia. Joyner.August 3, 1742. February 7, 1744. G.162. Son: William. Sons-in-law: Peter Endehaven and William Tunes. Exec: William Levering. Witnesses: William Levering, Hannah Levering and Thomas Yorke.

LEVERING, WILLIAM. Philadelphia County. Yeoman. December 20, 1744. September 10, 1746. H.165. Wife: Catherine. Children: William, Benjamin, Amelia, Elizabeth and Magdaline. Grandchild: Catherine Engle. Father: Wichert. Uncle: Garret Levering. Exec: Wife and cousin Jacob Levering. Witnesses: Charles Brockdin, Arthur Faster and Paul Isaac Vato.

LEVERING, JACOB. Roxborrow, Co. of Philadelphia. Joiner. December 22, 1752. October 22, 1753. K.114. Children: Magdalen, wife of Samuel Showter, Abraham, Wikkard, William, Jacob, Anthony, Benjamin and Septimus. Exec: Sons Abraham and Septimus. Witnesses: Elizabeth Lickemont (her mark), John Houlgate, John Johnson.

LEVERING, WILLIAM. Roxborough. Phila. Co. August 21, 1772. April 8, 1774. Children: William, Aaron, Enoch, Nathan, Sarah Brown, Elizabeth, Hannah, Deborah Streper. Sons in law: John Hinkle, Peter Keyser. Grandchild: William Hinkle. Execs.: William and Aron Levering. Witnesses: Andrew Wood, Joseph Stern, John Roberts. (P:552)

LEVERING, DANIEL, of Whitpain. Phila. Co. Yeoman. March 11, 1776. July 6, 1776. (Q:313) Wife: Margaret. Children: Henry, Jonathan, Margaret (wife of Alexander Hughes), Rebecca (wife of Andrew Morgan), Mary (wife of Stephen Bloom) and Sebiah (wife of Isaac Martin). Execs.: son Henry Levering and son in law Stephen Bloom. Overseers: Andrew Morgan and Alexander Hughes. Witnesses: John Kremwalt, Robert and Evan Thomas. (Q:313)

LEVERING, HENRY, of Whitpain. Phila. Co. Hooper. October 13, 1776. February 7, 1777. Wife: Catherine. Children: Mary, Barbara, Catherine Bour and Garret. Grandchildren: Daniel and Mary (children of son Garret). Exec.: Saml. Dehaven. Guardians: Thos. Fitzwater and John Porter. Witnesses: Thos. Fitzwater and Samuel Evans. (Q:394)

LEVERING, WIGARD. Plymouth, Co. of Phila. Yeoman. May 24, 1782. July 22,1782. S.147. Wife: Elizabeth. Children: William, Joseph, Benjamin, Wigard, Margaret, Ailse, Magdalen, Elizabeth, Peter. Grandchildren: Abel and Elizabeth Levering [Children of son Jacob, decd.]. Exec: Elizabeth and Brother Anthony Levering. Wit: Zebulon Pots, Martin Whitman, John Whiteman.

DEAVES, THOMAS. Roxborough. Co. of Phila. Yeoman. March 7, 1791. December 27, 1791. W.196. Children: Isaac, Martha [Wife of William Levering], Hannah [Wife of Jacob Kirk]. Grandsons and Exec: William Levering, Jacob Deaves. Wit: Nathan Levering, Lewis Smick, John Bloom. Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

LEVERING, BENJAMIN. Roxborough Township, Co. of Philadelphia. Farmer. May 15, 1801. March 10, 1804. 1.188. Wife: Catherine. Exec: Son Michael Levering and son-in-law Peter Widener. Witnesses: James Crawford, Philip Somerlot.

LEVERING, WILLIAM. Roxborough Township, Co. of Philadelphia. Blacksmith. November 3, 1800. August 4, 1806. 1.532. Provides for wife Martha. Legacy to dau. Hannah, to dau. Mary, part of plantation on river Schuylkill. Residue of estate to sons William, Thomas, Aaron, Nathan and Charles. Exec: Sons William, Thomas and Aaron. Witnesses: Nathan Levering, Lewis Smick, John Moyer.

LEVERING, NATHAN. Twp. of Roxborough. Phila. Co. May 19, 1812. June 20, 1812. 4.157. To trustees of Bastist[sic] Meeting in Roxborough. To nephews Thomas, Aaron, Nathan and Charles Levering. To wife Sarah Levering property in Roxborough bought of bro.-in-law Peter Kiser or Riser &c. To daus. Deborah (wife of Horatis Gates Jones) and Susanna. Land bought of Burket. Sd. wife to be guardian of dau. Susanna. Execs: Wife Sarah, son-in-law Horatis Gates Jones and nephew Nathan Levering of Roxborough and friend Algeron Roberts. Wit: John Holget, John Wood. Codicil May --, 1812. His island in Schuylkill called Num-hill fall with its fisheries, to be rented during wife's life, at her decease to dau. Susanna Levering. Wit: Same as to will.

LEVERING, ANTHONY. Township of Roxborough. Phila. Co. July 7, 1818. August 15, 1818. 6.593. To wife, Mary, and to my five children: Hester, Silas, Titus, Perry and Hannah. Property not to be divided until daughter, Hannah, is 18 years of age. Execs: Said wife, son-in-law, Charles Levering, my son, Silas Levering. Witnesses: Horatio G. Jones, Michael Tibben.

TRASEL, JACOB. Blockley Township. Philadelphia County, Penna. December 7, 1820. January 11, 1823. 7.593. Wife: Hannah Trasel. Son: Joseph Trasel. Daughters: Martha Levering, wife of John Levering, Hannah Trasel. Sister: Rachel Taylor. Grandson: Jonathan T. Jones. Exec: Son: Joseph Trasel. Son in law: John Levering. Witnesses: William E. George, Amos George.

LEVERING, SAMUEL. Roxborough township. County of Philadelphia, Penna. Farmer. November 1, 1823. November 29, 1823. 8.122. Estate to my wife ___ and children: Jacob, Margaret, Mary Ann, Rebecca, Samuel, property adjoining Wilson's Factory, lands of Ann Dorson, Ezekiel Shurn, Michael Riter, Christopher Wunder. Property purchased of Timothy Abbott and Patrick Graham adjoining Joshua Wallworths, property now occupied by Benjamin Bruner bounded by lands of Christopher Wunder, William Dehaven and Timothy Abbott. My two grave yard lots which I hold in grave yard joining Roxborough Baptist Meeting House to be held in common by all foregoing heirs of my estate. Daughters Mary Ann and Rebecca to live with said wife while they are unmarried and Samuel during his minority. Exec: Son: Jacob Levering. Son in law: Ezekiel Thurn. Witnesses: John Sinket, Francis Murphy.

BROWNE, JOHN. Northern Liberties. Philadelphia. Myself, my wife and children to be interred in what is called "Coats Burial Ground". March 9, 1821. June 28, 1825. 8.431. Wife: Mary Browne. Daughter: Mary Brown, widow. Son: Aquila A. Browne and his daughter Anna Smith Browne. Daughter: Melissa Warwick. Son: Peter A. Browne. Grandchildren: Abraham Hulings, Mary Prentrill, Priscilla Hulings, Hester Levering children of my deceased daughter Priscilla Hulings and to children of my daughter Adelissa Harned wife of John Harned. Deceased daughter Anna Brown. Letters to Aquila A. and Peter A. Browne the surviving executors. Exec: Said wife. Sons: Aquila A. Browne, Peter A. Browne. Witnesses: H. Solomon, John Swift, Robert E. G. Swift. Codicil November 1, 1823. Revokes legacy to Anna Smith Browne. Witnesses: Henry Pembert.

Levering wills

LEVERING, MARGARET. Springfield. December 11, 1805. 2.494: LEVERING, MARGARET. Springfield. ___, 1802. December 11, 1805. 2.494 To niece Mary Sturges, household goods. To sister in law Elizabeth Levering, close press. To John Rasor, stove. To Barnabas Colston, cow, and rem. of household goods. Execs: Barnabas Colston, Peter Streeper. Wit: Peter Streeper, Barnabas Colston.

LEVERING, PETER. Plymouth. February 16, 1807. 2.583: LEVERING, PETER. Plymouth. November 17, 1806. February 16, 1807. 2.583 To wife Hannah, rem. of estate Execs: Wife Hannah, and John Hartman. Wit: John Hallowell, Joseph Thomas.

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Wills: Index to Abstracts, Surnames: 1682 - 1825: Philadelphia Co, PA

LEVERING, JACOB. Roxborrow, Co. of Philadelphia. October 22, 1753. K.114. LEVERING, JACOB. Roxborrow, Co. of Philadelphia. Joiner. December 22, 1752. October 22, 1753. K.114. Children: Magdalen, wife of Samuel Showter, Abraham, Wikkard, William, Jacob, Anthony, Benjamin and Septimus. Exec: Sons Abraham and Septimus. Wit: Elizabeth Lickemont (her mark), John Houlgate, John Johnson.

PASTORIUS, FRANCIS DANIEL. Germantown, Phila Co. January 13, 1719. D. 144. PASTORIUS, FRANCIS DANIEL. Germantown, Philadelphia County. Yeoman. December 26, 1719. January 13, 1719. D. 144. Sons John Samuel and Henry. Executrix: Wife Anne, and after her decease the two sons. Witnesses: Dirck Jansen, Cunrad Cunrade and George Bringhurst One book, in my possession, is a quarto MS. of 54 pages, entitled "Scripta sunt per Franciscum Danielem Pastorium, Germanopoli, Pennsylvania, 1714. Born in Germany, October 4th, A.D. 1651, at Limpurg".

BEAN'S HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 133 CHAPTER XI. THE GERMANS.

Francis Daniel Pastorius, in his "Beschreibung Pennsylvania" (published at Leipzic, 1700) under, the date Oct 24, 1685 gives the following account of the settlement: "With the wish and concurrence of our Governor, I lay out and planned a new town, which we call Germantown, or Germanopolis, is a very fine and fertile district, with plenty of springs of fresh water, being well supplied with oak-, walnut- and chestnut-trees and having beside excellent and abundant pasturage for the cattle. At the commencement there were but twelve families of forty-one individuals, consisting mostly of German mechanics and weavers. Our German society have in this place now established a lucrative trade in woolen and linen goods, together with a large assortment of other useful and necessary articles." He enumerates the lot-holders as Tunis Conderts, John Strepers, Dirck, Herman, and Abraham Opdegraef, Paul Wolff, Jacob and Peter Schumacher, Johannes Kassell, Rynier Tissen, Jan Lucken, Gerhard Heinrich, David Sherkges, Wigart Levering, Gerhard Levering, Isaac Sheffer, Andreas Souplis, William Claus, and Dirck Rittenhouse, Dirck Keyser Sr., and William Strepers.

On the 7th of May, 1691, Thomas Lloyd, as Deputy Governor, granted naturalization to Dirck, Herman, and Abraham Opdegraef, Johannes Cassels, Jacob Schumacher, Dirck Keyser, Arnold Cassel, Peter Dirck Keyser, Peter Schumacher, Sr., Peter Schumacher, Jr., William and Claus Rittinghuysen, Johannes Kusters, Heinrich Unchholt, Isaac and Mathias Jacobs, Wigert Levering, Isaac Sheffer, Paul Wolff, William Streepers, Johannes Bleickers, Reiner Herman, Andreas Souplis, David Scherkes, Hans Peter Umstat, Reinert Tissen, Jan Lucken, Peter Klever, Heinrich Frey, Hans Andreas, Kramer Jurgen, Isaac Schumacher, Peter Kurlis, Gerhard Levering, and Jan Williams. About three-fourths of this number settled withinn the limits of the present county, where their descendants are still numerous.

Among the settlers prior to the close of 1703 were Heinrich Pennebacker, Johannes Kuster, Johannes Umstat, Claus Jansen, and Jan Frey; John Jacob, in 1704; Edward Beer, Gerhard and Herman Indehoffen, and Dirck and William Renberg, before the close of 1707. In 1708 we find here William and Cornelius Dewes, Herman Kuster, Christopher Zimmerman, Johannes Scholl, and Daniel Desmond followed in 1709 by Jacob, Johannnes and Martin Kolb and John Strayer. The settlement so increased that Van Bebber gave one hundred acreas towards a Mennonite meeting house, which, was, built prior to 1726, its trustees being, Heinrich Seller, Herman Kuster, Claus Jansen, Michael Zeigler, and Martin, Henry, and Jacob Kolb. Henry Frey, who settled in this vicinity, is stated to have arrived in the Colony two years before the landing of Penn.

But even prior to the Skippack settlement there is reason to believe that some of those Germantown settlers had located themselves in some of the lower townships, as, for instance, Cheltenham, Springfield, White Marsh, Abington, Moreland, and Upper Dublin; for the Shoemakers, the Tysons, the Snyders, Clines, Ottingers, Cleavers, Redwitzers, Rinkers, Bartlestalls, Melchers, Leverings, Reiffs, Conrads, Lukenses, and Yerkeses were located pretty early there, and became substantial landholders. It is not the design to enter here minutely into the names even of the early and conspicuous German settlers over the county, for that more properly belongs to the local history of the several townships; the object now being only a general treatment of what relates to the subject.

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