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Jacob Leffler & Elizabeth Hewitt vs. Jacob Leffler and Catherine Miller

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Re: Jacob Leffler & Elizabeth Hewitt vs. Jacob Leffler and Catherine Miller

Posted: 1270178524000
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Hi, My ancestor was Elizabeth Hewitt's brother Phillip. Maybe this will be useful. It's from the Raymond M. Bell anthology. You should read the whole thing, even the stories not related to the Lefflers. He relates stories of the Indian attacks and what was happening in the settlement where Elizabeth and Jacob lived. Also tracks the Millers who went into the wilderness with the Hewitt's and Lefflers, and if I remember right I think their children married. Here is part of Bell's Anthology:
This study started out to be a history of the Hewitt family of
Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, but it has now been
expanded to include related families. They all lived in Amwell, South
Strabane and West (now North) Bethlehem Townships, and attended the
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, founded 1788. The book DUTCH GLORY by
Margaret M. Simon has provided many data.


The writer became interested in the Hewitt family, when his Dutch
Fork Settlement book was written. The names of Philip and Peter Hewitt
appeared in the Leffler records. It was found that the wife of Jacob
Leffler was their sister. Also Peter Hewitt married Jacob Leffler's
sister. The writer also found the name HUJET in the records of the
Reformed Church at Wolfersweiler, Saarland, where the writer's Seibert
ancestors attended. This study has also used Huyett family histories.

About 1774 Philip Hewitt with wife Eva Mong, Peter Hewitt with wife
Mary Leffler, and Elizabeth Hewitt with husband Jacob Leffler came to
Washington County. Philip and Peter settled in Amwell Township, Jacob in
Donegal Township. They had lived earlier in Berks County, Pennsylvania
and Washington (then Frederick) County. Maryland.

The two brothers and their brother-in-law got farms and raised
families. Peter died in Amwell in 1802, Philip in Canton Township in
1823, and Elizabeth died at Corydon, Indiana a few months after Philip.
Elizabeth's second husband was Rev. (John) Casper Simler, a Reformed
minister, who had migrated from Switzerland. On November 5-1791 he
preached the first sermon to the newly organized congregation of
Bethlehem Church. In 1795 Philip Hewitt was an elder of the church,
Peter a deacon.
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