Vitals: “Tommy” & Elizabeth Brenneman Lee

Thomas “Tommy” T. Jr. (1816-1900) b. Milford Twp., Somerset Co.; r. Niverton, Springs, Somerset Co., PA (son of Thomas W., Sr. & Catherine Miller Lee; Woodworker & wheelwright, especially spinning wheels)
-burial: Herschberger Cemetery (Simon Yoder Farm), Niverton, Somerset Co., PA

Tommy Lee (1816-1900) gravestone, Niverton, PA

Elizabeth’s memorial card

Elizabeth Brenneman (1816-1890) b. Meischeidt, Germany, to Somerset Co. in 1828; r. Niverton, Springs, Somerset Co. (daughter of Daniel & Maria Bender Brenneman)
-burial: Herschberger Cemetery (Simon Yoder Farm), Niverton, Somerset Co.

Elizabeth Brenneman Lee’s tombstone Niverton, PA

Read more about Elizabeth & Tommy in The Historian (p. 2, V. 24, N. 3) by Janice Lee

Marriage: November 30, 1842

Lee Family Bible with births & deaths recorded

Lee Family Bible with births & deaths recorded


1. John T. (1843-1914) b. Somerset Co.; r. Arthur, Douglas Co., IL (m. Elizabeth M. Yoder)
-burial: Otto Cemetery, Arthur, IL – gored to death by a bull
2. Daniel J/T (1845-1924) b. Somerset Co.; r. Springs, PA (m. Susanna  Kemp)

Daniel J. Lee (c.1924)

Daniel J. Lee (c.1924)      Photo: Alvin H. Yoder

3. Joel “Jack” Frank (1847-1906) b. Somerset Co.; r. Stanford, McLean Co., IL (m. Sarah Jane Garris)
4. Mary B. (1851-1929) b. Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co.; r. Kempsville, VA & Dover, DE  (m. Rev. Daniel D. Yoder, Bishop in Kempsville)
5. Samuel B. (1855-1863) died in childhood
6. Christian F. (1858-1906) b. Addison Twp., Somerset Co., PA; r. Niverton, Elklick Twp., Somerset Co. (m. Laura Catherine Speicher – our line)
-burial: Springs Cemetery, Somerset Co., PA


“Family Group Record.” Cindy Krause Leonhardt

David I. Miller. “Biographical Sketches of the children of Daniel and Maria (Bender) Brenneman: Part VII Elizabeth.” The Historian, P. 2, V. 24, N. 3

Janice Lee. Presentation on Tommy Lee family. Grantsville Historians conference. Sept. 2011

Joel J. Miller, Bishop. Personal papers. 3 November 1895

John M. Byler. Amish Immigrants of Waldeck & Hess. Elverson, PA: Olde Springfield Shoppe, 1993

See also “Our Lee Family Tree”

Various Public Member Family Trees, Federal Censuses, & other documents.



Last revised 8/31/18

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