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Leonard Garman (2 Jan 1762 - 5 Feb 1849) Lancaster county, Pa.

Leonard Garman (2 Jan 1762 - 5 Feb 1849) Lancaster county, Pa.

midge1249 (View posts)
Posted: 29 May 2010 9:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
There are a number of articles about this family in the New Holland Clarion of Oct 26 and Nov 2 1934, written by a man who knew the family well.

Bare bone facts from the article:

Leonard was twice married. He served in the 1812 war. He bought the land in 1813. By the 2 wives he had 11 children:
Adam - stayed in Lancaster county
George - sold in 1870 and moved to Franklin county
John
Jacob - moved to Mifflin county
Philip
Elizabeth married a Mr. Curley
Mary married a Mr. Glendenning
Barbara married a Mr. Northeimer and moved to Chester county
Catherine, Leah and Nancy remained single.
_________________________

Philip married Elizabeth Donnahour and they had 7 children:
Mary married Fred Graf
Reuben married Ida Spotts
Annie married George E. Bewley
Louisa married Christian Shirk
Levi married Dora Spotts (sister to Ida)
Lydia married William Guy
Hannah

At Mrs. Philip Garman's death, only 6 of the 7 children were still alive

Re: Leonard Garman (2 Jan 1762 - 5 Feb 1849) Lancaster county, Pa.

conniebowmer (View posts)
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 10:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have him listed in my tree as John Leonard, and have seen Leonhard. His son, George, is my ancestor.

Re: Leonard Garman (2 Jan 1762 - 5 Feb 1849) Lancaster county, Pa.

midge1249 (View posts)
Posted: 25 Aug 2012 1:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
The German naming always listed the first name, in this case, Johann (John in english), followed by the secular name (the name used in every day life), in this case Lenhart or some variation (Leonard in english). Only one son would be called John (Johannes) and all other sons would be listed as Johann ________ (fill in the bland with the secular/every day name of Lenhart, Mathias, Georg, Wilhelm, etc).

GERMAN NAMING PATTERNS:
The custom of Germans was to give, at baptism, two names. The first was a spiritual or a saint's name in honor of a favorite saint. In my own German family, I see Johann Adam, Johann George, Johann Jacob Hetzel and some favorite female names were Anna Barbara and Anna Margaret Hetzel, all within the same family! The second or middle name was the name the person was known by within the family.

It was common practice in some German families to name the first born son after the child's paternal grandfather and the second born son after the maternal grandfather.
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