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From: "caland36" <>
Subject: Fw: [BRE] Brethren west of Catawba River in North Carolina
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 23:08:45 -0500


----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: [BRE] Brethren west of Catawba River in North Carolina


> Leatherman, Christian b. 1755 PA d. Shelby Co., KY - s/o ?
> Leatherman, Susannah b. 1761 VA d/o ? (no town or county) d/o ?
> Leatherman, Jacob b. ? d. KY s/o ?
> The above Leatherman's were md. into the Hardman & Hostetler families or
> were parents of children that md. into these families. All "Dunkard's".
> Many Miller's were Dunkards & md. into these same families.
> Carol
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robert and Sue Carpenter <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 9:46 PM
> Subject: [BRE] Brethren west of Catawba River in North Carolina
>
>
> > I have been researching some late arriving Germans who settled in
present
> western Lincoln and Catawba Counties in North Carolina. These Germans
> arrived in this area after the American Revolution. Some of them were
> German Baptist/Brethren/Dunker.
> >
> > I have contemporary sources which recalls two of their ministers. They
> were Lorentz Linhardt/Leonhardt/etc. and Henry Rhodes. Rev. Linhardt
> arrived here between 1790 and 1800. His place of origin is unknown. Rev.
> Rhodes may have been born and raised here to another Rhodes/Roth family or
> may have moved here about the same time. Both are mentioned as Dunker
> ministers.
> >
> > I am curious about whether some of the names of the other Germans who
> moved here have Brethren origins. Since the Dunker congregation became
> assimilated with regular Baptist in later years, it is very difficult to
> determine who were originally Dunker. I am going to list some of the
> surnames which I suspect was German Baptist/Brethren/Dunker. If you have
> knowledge that this surname has this religious background, please let me
> know. Also if you know where the Dunker family lived, I would appreciate
> knowing that.
> >
> > Leatherman
> > Wehunt
> > Wacaster
> > Lingerfeldt
> > Lance
> > Leonard
> > Shikle/Shittle/Shitle
> > Lore/Loar/Lohr
> > Wyant/Wyont/Weeant
> > Brendle
> > Gortner
> > Kistler
> > Keebler/Kibler/Kubler
> > Knipe
> > Knartzer
> > Wortman/Workman
> > Baker (I have a Peter Baker and Abraham Baker. Peter was definitely a
> Dunker and later moved to Missouri)
> > Keever/Keefer
> > Anthony
> > Benick
> > Frits
> > Houser
> > Saine/Sein/Saign
> > Miller
> > Rowland (John Rowland of Rowan County, NC owned land here during this
> period)
> > Brillhardt/Brilhart
> >
> > I would appreciate any assistance anyone on the list could provide.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Robert Carpenter
> >
>



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