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John Leamer was born on April 17, 1784 in PA. He was the son of Henry Leamer & Christina Gordon
Elizabeth Kimmel was born between 1784 to 1794. She is probably from Somerset Co., PA, where there were several Kimmel families who had daughters named Elizabeth. She is possibly the sister of Samuel Kimmel. This last name for her is not confirmed, but a John Leamer was one of the administrators in an estate for Samuel Kimmel of Somerset Co., PA in 1803, and in 1800 there was a Samuel Kimmel in Somerset Co., PA who was married and age 16-26. An online tree lists Elizabeth's last name as Kuemil, but I have not found any families with that last name at this time.

THE FAMILY OF JOHN LEAMER & ELIZABETH KIMMEL

John Leamer & Elizabeth KimmelJohn Leamer & Elizabeth Kimmel were married about 1804 in PA and they had at least 8 children, born between 1805 to 1820. The family is listed on the 1810 census of Franks, Huntingdon Co., PA. There is a land record for John Lemer in Huntingdon Co., PA in 1814 for 120 acres. John Leamer died on January 10, 1820. At the time of his death he was 35 years old, and he left Elizabeth with 8 children under the age of 14. I have not found Elizabeth and the children on the 1820 census at this time. In 1836 when John's father Henry died, his will named 8 children for John as being heirs to his portion of Henry's estate. Elizabeth Kimmel died sometime after 1820, but I don't know when or where. It is possible that she remarried after John's death. I have not found Elizabeth on any census records after 1810. Of their 3 sons, Henry settled in Cambria Co., PA, William settled in Cambria & later Clearfield Co. PA, and Jacob moved with his family to Benton Co., Iowa. Of their daughters, Jane married in 1825 in Centre Co., Pennsylvania, and died in 1846 in Marion Co., Ohio, Catherine married and died before 1837 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and I don't know what happened to Susanna or Charlotte. John was the first burial in the Geeseytown Cemetery, Frankstown, Blair, Pennsylvania. His tombstone was misidentified as J.L. Hier on the 1939 cemetery survey and also in the BCGS list. Birthdate of April 17 (no longer legible) was viewed in 1985, but mistaken for the death date. "J.L." still readable on top as well as the word "Hier" (for Heir ruhet - here lies). "He" also visible, probably originally read 'son of Henry'. Thanks to Kathy Weigel and www.findagrave.com for this photo and the tombstone information.
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The Children of John Jacob Leamer & Elizabeth Kimmel:

Henry LamerHenry Lamer was born about 1805 in Huntingdon Co., PA. There is a male the right age to be Henry, age 5, in the household of J. Leamer on the 1810 Franks, Huntingdon Co., PA. Henry's father died on January 10, 1820, when Henry was about age 14. I have not found Henry's mother and the children on the 1820 census at this time. Henry married Catherine Ketner/Kitner about 1829 and they had at least 8 children. I have not found them on the 1830 census at this time, but their oldest known child was born about 1830 in Pennsylvania. In 1836 Henry was listed as an heir in the will of his grandfather Henry Leamer because he was a child of John Leamer, deceased. Henry & Catherine and their family are listed on the 1840, 1850, 1860 & 1870 censuses of Susquehanna, Cambria Co., PA. In 1870, five of their children are still in Susquehanna, Cambria Co., PA, and two had moved to Green, Indiana Co., PA. Henry Lamer died sometime between 1870-1880, probably in Susquehanna, Cambria, Pennsylvania. There is a Catherine Leamer, widowed, who is the right age living with granddaughter Sarah Coble, age 14 on the 1880 census of Susquehanna Co., PA who is probably her, although I don't have record of any of their daughters marrying a Coble. In 1880, 5 of the married children are in Green, Indiana Co., PA, one is in Susquehanna, PA and I have not located the other two. Online trees list Catherine as living until April 04, 1885. Children of Henry Lamer & Catherine Ketner are Catherine (1830), Margaret (1832), Susannah (1834), John (1837), Samuel (1840), Maria (1843), Julia Ann (1846) and Rebecca (1847).
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Jane LeamerJane Leamer was born about January 17, 1807 in Huntingdon Co., PA. There is not a female under age 10 in the household of J. Leamer on the 1810 census of Franks, Huntingdon Co., PA, so either it is census error or it is possible that I have the wrong birth year for Jane. Jane's father died on January 10, 1820, when Jane was about age 13. Jane married Jacob Gast in 1825 in Centre Co., Pennsylvania, and they had at least 2 children. The family is listed on the 1830 census of Frankstown, Huntingdon, PA. In 1836 Jane was listed as an heir in the will of her grandfather Henry Leamer because she was a child of John Leamer, deceased. Jane Leamer died on January 18, 1846 in Prospect, Marion, Ohio. She is buried in Prospect Cemetery, Prospect, Marion, Ohio. I have not found Jacob on the 1850 census, but he & the children were living in Van Buren Co., Iowa by 1856. Children of Jane Leamer & Jacob Gast are: Elizabeth Catherine (1831), Mary (1834), Delila (1839), Jacob (1844) and Joseph D (1846).
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William LeamerWilliam Leamer was born on November 2, 1807 in Huntingdon Co., PA. There is a male the right age to be William, age 2, in the household of J. Leamer on the 1810 Franks, Huntingdon Co., PA. William's father died on January 10, 1820, when William was about age 13, and I have not found William's mother or the children on the 1820 census at this time. William married Mary Anna Learn about 1824, and they had 9 children. I have not found them in 1830 at this time. In 1836 William was listed as an heir in the will of his grandfather Henry Leamer because he was a child of John Leamer, deceased. There is a William Lehmer listed on the 1840 census of Green, Indiana Co., PA near several Larn families that I think it the right William. (The children are the right ages, but the ages for William & Mary are not right.) The family is listed on the 1850 & 1860 censuses of Susquehanna, Cambria Co., PA. I have not found the family on the 1870 census at this time. William & Mary are both listed at age 71 on the 1880 census of Burnside, Clearfield Co., PA, living next to the household of married son Jonas. William Leamer died on January 26, 1883, probably in Clearfileld Co., PA. Mary Anna died on January 27, 1886. Children of William Leamer & Mary Anna Learn are Catherine (1825), John William (1832), Sarah Jane (1835), George (1838), Margaret (1840), Henry (1843), Elizabeth (1845), Jonas (1848) and James Clay (1849).
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Jacob Leamer

Jacob Leamer was born on May 28, 1810 in Huntingdon Co., PA. There is a male the right age to be Jacob, age baby, in the household of J. Leamer on the 1810 Franks, Huntingdon Co., PA. Jacob's father died on January 10, 1820, when Jacob was about age 10, and I have not found his mother or the children on the 1820 census at this time. Jacob Leamer & Rebecca Stephens were married about 1831 in PA and they had 13 children. In 1836 Jacob was listed as an heir in the will of his grandfather Henry Leamer because he was a child of John Leamer, deceased. The family is listed on the 1840 census of Bedford, Bedford Co., PA. Jacob & Rebecca moved with their family from Pennsylvania to Iowa in 1850, and they are listed on the 1850 & 1852 censuses of District #11, Benton Co., IA. Jacob Leamer died January 4, 1860 in Benton Co., IA. Rebecca is listed on the 1860, 1870, 1880, 1895 & 1900 censuses of Eden Twp, Benton Co., IA. She is living with her married daughter Delilah Thomas in 1870, with her married son David in 1880, and with her married daughter Elizabeth Dilling in 1895 & 1900. In 1900 she is listed as having 13 births with 8 surviving children at that time. Rebecca Stephens Leamer died on November 11, 1903 in Benton Co., IA. Jacob & Rebecca are both buried in the Prairie United Brethren Cemetery, Sec. 35, Taylor Township, Benton County, Iowa.
The Family of Jacob Leamer & Rebecca Stephens
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Xeroxed photo collage of 8 adult children of Jacob & Rebecca Stephens Leamer ca. 1903

Catherine Leamer

Catherine Leamer was born about 1812 in Huntingdon Co., PA. Her father died on January 10, 1820, when Catherine was about age 7. Catherine's father died on January 10, 1820, when Catherine was about age 8, and I have not found her mother or the children on the 1820 census at this time. When her grandfather Henry Leamer wrote his will on January 6, 1828, Catherine was listed as an heir because she was a child of John Leamer, deceased. Catherine married Daniel Flora. When Henry Leamer died and his will was probated on March 21, 1836, Catherine was listed as being deceased, and her children (twins, age 4) inherited her share. Catherine Leamer Flora died between 1832-1836, probably in Pennsylvania but that is not for sure.

Margaret LeamerMargaret Leamer was born about 1814 in Huntingdon Co., PA. Her father died on January 10, 1820, when Margaret was about age 5, and I have not found her mother or the children on the 1820 census at this time. In 1828 Margaret was listed as an heir in the will of her grandfather Henry Leamer because she was a child of John Leamer, deceased. Margaret married Oliver Westover about 1845 and they had one daughter. They are listed on the 1850 census of Montgomery, Indiana, Pennsylvania, with the last name spelled Westerman. The family moved from Pennsylvania to Iowa, and they are listed on the 1860 census of Clinton, Linn, Iowa, with the last named spelled Western. The last name is spelled Westover on the 1870 and all later census records. The family is listed on the 1870 census of Washington, Van Buren, Iowa and on the 1880 & 1885 censuses of Cedar, Van Buren, Iowa. Oliver died in 1891, and in 1900 Margaret is living with her married daughter Elizabeth Francis (Westover) Askew. Margaret Leamer died in 1908 in Van Buren Co., Iowa. Oliver, Margaret, and daughter Elizabeth Francis and her husband William Askew are all buried in the Spencer Cemetery, Stockport, Van Buren, Iowa.
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Charlotte LeamerCharlotte Leamer was born about 1816 in Huntingdon Co., PA. Her father died on January 10, 1820, when Charlotte was about age 3, and I have not found her mother or the children on the 1820 census at this time.. In 1836 Charlotte was listed as an heir in the will of her grandfather Henry Leamer because she was a child of John Leamer, deceased. I assume Charlotte married, but do not have any further information about her. I would appreciate any clues as to if and who she married, any children she may have had, and where she died. Charlotte Leamer died sometime after 1836, but I don't know when or where.
Susanne LeamerSusanne Leamer was born about 1818 in Huntingdon Co., PA. Her father died on January 10, 1820, when Susanne was about age 1, and I have not found her mother or the children on the 1820 census at this time. In 1836 Susanne was listed as an heir in the will of her grandfather Henry Leamer because she was a child of John Leamer, deceased. I assume Susanne married, but do not have any further information about her. I would appreciate any clues as to if and who she married, any children she may have had, and where she died. Susanne Leamer died sometime after 1836, but I don't know when or where.