VITALS: BENEDICT AND “FRANY” MILLER LEHMAN/LEMAN

Benedict, Sr.  (1702- ) b. Switzerland; r. Berks Co., PA (probably son of Hans Godfryd & Christiana Locher Lehman)

Veronica/Ferona “Frany” or Miller (1704-1729/33) b. Europe; r. Berks Co. (parents unknown)

Marriage: 1722

Migration: possibly 1737 aboard Charming Nancy with Christian, Abraham, and Jacob Miller. Ships’ registry has names spelled various ways.

Children: exact order & dates unknown

1. Jacob
2. Hans “John” (1724-1842) b. Europe; r. Somerset Co.
3. Barbara (1726 –  )
4. Benedict, Jr. (1725/8 – 1766/93) b. Berks Co.; r. Somerset Co., PA (m. Mary Miller?)
5. Magdalena (bef.1730-1817) b. Berks Co.; r. Somerset Co. (m. Hannes “Indian John” Miller – our line)
6. Catherine “Catrina” (1730 –  ) b. Europe; r. Fayette, GA
7. Peter (1757- ) b. Berks Co.

Documentation:

“Benedict Lehman.” 13 April 2013
http://www.ancestry.com

Kelle Metz. “Benedict Lehman.” 19 Feb. 2005
http://www.genforum.com

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2 Responses to VITALS: BENEDICT AND “FRANY” MILLER LEHMAN/LEMAN

  1. Michelle Daniels says:

    I think the 1737 migration aboard Charming Nancy is impossible as (a) both Benedict Sr. and Veronica were deceased by 1737 and (b) Magdalena, Benedict Jr. and Peter were born in Berks, PA. By the way, I think your Peter is really Heinrich Peter (1756-1818) the son of Magdalena and “Indian John” Miller. I suggest that the immigration of Bendict Sr. and Veronica preceded the births of Benedict Jr. and Magdalena so somewhere in the neighborhood of 1725 would be my guess.

    This, of course, assumes Magdalena’s parents to be Benedict Lehman, Sr. (1702-1734) and Veronica Anna Miller (1704-1733) and NOT Bishop Hans Jung Lehman (1702-1776) and Anna Hege (1704-1790). I find it interesting that dates of birth for both pairs are the same. What is your take on Magdalena’s parentage? Also, if Benedict and Veronica are the parents, who raised the children? They would, after all, have been very young and incapable of caring for themselves at the time of their parents death.

    I, by the way, am trying to resolve this conundrum myself so any insight you might have would be welcome.

    Hope to hear from you soon. Cheers,

    • admin says:

      Very interesting, Michelle. I’ll have to revisit the Lehmans again soon. It’s been awhile. As for caring for the youngsters upon the deaths of parents, the Amish-mennonite seemed to have invented the phrase, “It takes a village.” There have been numerous examples of such adoptions and especially re-marriages out of necessity on the American frontier.

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