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

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

Posted: 1158174098000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Leffler
I have read messages from the Rizors, Melchoir, Russell, etc. and am confused about this line. Using the Bromwell Genealogy it lists Jacob Leffler m. Catherine Miller with Jacob b. Jun 9, 1745. He migrated through Hagerstown, MD as his first child was born there. He moved to Washington Co, PA where land referred to as Sylvia's Plain was granted Feb 17, 1785. He apparently died about 1785 as there is a record of his widow remarrying Rev. Jasper Simler near 1786. Their children listed: Anna Margaret b. Dec 25, 1762 m. Daniel Rice/David Craig; John Jacob b. Aug 9, 1767 m. Jane Smith; Anne Mary b. Jan 15, 1769, Elizabeth b. Feb 19, 1774 m. Henry Rice, Isaac b. Dec 4, 1777 m. Margaret Vance, Catherine b. Apr 21, 1782 m. Peter Miller.

However, I also see these same children listed as belonging to Jacob Leffler and spouse Elizabeth Hewitt. Also Jacob referred to as Capt. Jacob Leffler of Funkstown records with these same children. Some also have included Henry b. 1765 (?), Peter b. 1772 (?),

Elizabeth died in Corydon, IN in 1831.

I believe Jacob's brother, George, came through Shelby Co., KY and later to Harrison Co., IN where my line of Leffler's descends through his son, Peter.

However, I would very much like to sort out the beginnings. Thanks for all correspondence to

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

Bob Lefler (View posts)
Posted: 1158328321000
Classification: Query
We cannot begin to sort out all these Leflers with children of the same name without knowing more including a dna test by a male surnamed Lefler! Please help by taking this simple swab wipe, one min. test!!!! Bob Lefler in the Adirondacks.
I took the test because my Leflers from NJ in 1723 had moved up to the Finger Lakes then down to Pa then to Mi, then to Cal. Another Lefler family with same names and timing had gone from NJ to Seneca CO NY then to MI. One did not seem to know the other by records or by GGrandmother's storys!! But we tested 12 for 12!!! Bob Lefler

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

Posted: 1270178524000
Classification: Query
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.

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

Posted: 1322282165000
Classification: Query
Do you have a list of the children of Phillip and Eva Mong Huet? I believe Phillip was from Maryland. Thank you.

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

Posted: 1459651469000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Leffler, Hewitt, Huyett, Rice, Miller, Simler
I don't think that, after all these years, the question has been answered. Can we please re-address?

Jacob Leffler , Jr. - b. ca. 1740 Hagarstown, MD - d. 1784 Donegal, Washington, PA. The "last battle of the Revolution" has been said to have been fought at Rice's Fort in Sept 1782. Rice's Fort was in Donegal, Washington, PA.

To whom was Jacob Leffler married? 2 good authorities have his only wife as 2 different women from 2 different families.

Raymond Bell Anthologies has Jacob's only wife as Elizabeth Hewitt (1745-1823) dau. of Franz Carl Huyett. Included is the account of Jacob Leffler, Jr., one of the defenders of Rice's Fort. Elizabeth Hewitt married Jacob Leffler in Berks County early in 1762.

Bromwell Genealogies has Jacob's only wife as Catherine Miller
(This may be the Catherine Miller, dau of Jacob Miller (Rice's Fort).

Both are a widow before remarrying to the Rev. Jasper Simler in or near 1786!

Also, there is Boyd Crumrine, "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882).

There was a Catharine Leffler who m. Peter Miller, son of Jacob Miller. Also, of Rice's Fort.

I have Elizabeth Hewitt in my Tree because I believe the Bell research is most accurate but I can be otherwise convinced ~
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