Vitals: Christian F. & Laura Catherine Speicher Lee

Christian F. “Crist”(1858-1906) b. Addison Twp., Somerset Co., PA; r. Elklick Twp., Somerset Co. (son of Tommy & Elizabeth Brenneman Lee; Farmer)
-causes of death: Various
-burial: Springs Mennonite Cemetery, Springs, Somerset Co.

Christian & Laura Speicher Lee gravestone, Springs, PA

Laura Catherine (1859-1919) b. Garrett Co., MD; r. Springs, Elklick Twp. (daughter of Joseph &  Rebecca Musser Speicher)
-causes of death: “Apoplexy & Arteriosclerosis”
-burial: Springs Cemetery – obituary from Herold der Wahrheit (6/15/19)

Laura Lee  (maiden name Speicher), widow of the late Christian F. Lee, passed from time to eternity at her late home near Springs, Pa., on July 1, 1919, at the age of 60 years, 5 months, and 10 days. Her death was due to general decline caused by a paralytic stroke about four years ago. Three sons and three daughters survive, and other more distant relatives. Funeral was held at the Miller or Maple Glen Amish Mennonite meeting house, near Grantsville, Md., July 3. Funeral sermon by C. W. Bender in German from Rom. 6:23 and by H. E. Miller in English from I Cor. 15:26. Deceased was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. We hope she is at rest.

Christian & Laura's marriage certificate

Christian & Laura’s marriage certificate

Marriage: Oct. 18, 1883

Christian Lee family Bible with births recorded

Christian Lee family Bible with births recorded

Children: all born in Somerset Co., PA; one source has all middles names beginning with “C” or “L,” which is doubtful

1. Elizabeth “Lizzie” L. (1884-1959) b. Elklick Twp.; r. Springs (m. Clyde Otis Schrader, who was gassed in WW I)
-burial: Springs Cemetery
2. Anna “Annie” J. (1885-1971) b. Niverton, Somerset Co.; r. Jennerstown, Somerset Co. (m. Charles F. Krause)
-burial: Jennerstown Cemetery
3. Sadie L. (1888-1956/63)  b. Somerset Co.; r. East Pittsburgh, PA (m. Clarence C.  King)
-burial: Springs Cemetery
4. Harry Edward/L? (1890-1960/61) b. Meyersdale, PA; r. Portland or Salem, OR (m. Jeanette “Jennie” Marion Roberts)
5. Simon Christian/Christopher (1895-1955) (m. Florence Matilda/Malinda Folk)
-military: Co. C, 305th Eng. Bat. France 2/18-6/19
-burial: Oddfellows Cemetery, Salisbury, PA
6. Glenn C. (1900-1952) b. Somerset Co.; r. Turtle Creek, PA (m. Eva Mae Wiley)
-burial: Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville, PA


“Family Group Record.” Cindy Leonhardt. e-mail. 25 Sept. 2012

“Christian F. Lee Descendants.” 23 Sept. 2012

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

“Obituary – Laura Catherine Lee.” Herold der Wahrheit. 15 June 1919

See also “Our Lee Family Tree”

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



Last revised: 2/15/21

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