Loesch Lesch Losch Brossman Brotzman genealogy notes

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< i Column No. 483 | Students of the early Pala£tine Pala£tine Settlers in the Tulpe- thocken Settlement of Pennsyl- evania and the Schoharie region sof New York will remember ^references to the Lesch - pLoesch - Losch - Lash - etc. t Family. I The "1723-1973 Anniversary 5 Magazine of the Tulpe- f hocken", published in 1973 by iithe Tulpehocken Settlement S Historical Society, Box 53 f,Womelsdorf, Pa. 19567 (price f $3 pp), in the biographies of the 1-1723, settlers has information ion this family. \ In it the writer states that ;'John Adam Lesch. commonly £ called Adam Lesch, came to {•the . Tulpehoeken region i between 1723 and 1725 as his I name was on the first tax list ••of the area on Jan. 10, 1725 and j that he was a landowner there fin 1732. '• r A map of the area, from ? "Die Shilgrut Fun Der Tul- £pehock", Vo. VI, November E/1975, shows the location of his j!land in the Tulpehocken Settle- jment. It touches on land owned *by JacobCapf. George Unrew, J Philip Braun, and Peter \ Sheffer. The title of the article ;is "Original Landowners In ?The Tulpehocken Area," by I Edgar H. Berge, copies avail•able avail•able also from the Tulpe- t hocken Society at $1.50. | Evidence indicates there jwas a relationship between tAdam Lesch and Baltzer ; Lesch, very likely father and } son. Baltzer was listed as a ; vine dresser and husbandman, lage 38, who with his wife and f family were at St.,Catherines, I near London, England, on June )2, 1709, waiting for trans- J-portation to America. Baltzer I must have died on the way to j America as by 1710 his widow | was on the ration lists in New '• York, head of a family, with two persons over, and three • under, ten years: I In 1709 Baltzer had three i sons, aged 14, 8 and 2 and a | daughter, aged9 years. i Adam Lesh was a charter | member of Christ Lutheran | Church in Stouchsburg. [ George Lesh may have been I a brother of Adam Lesch. He E too settled in the'Tulpehocken • Valley between 1725 and 1727 'and owned land in 1732 near fTrinity Tulpehocken Church, j between Stouchsburg and I Myerstown. | There was another Baltzer ; Lesch Who lived at a later date. { He was born 1765 and died 1838. JHe married Maria Salome > Brossman, daughter of Frantz j Maureen A. McConnell | Named Top In I Agribusiness t ANNVILLE - Maureen A. 3 McConnell. daughter of Mr. -, and Mrs. Charles A. McConnell i Jr., 741 E. Main St., Annville, i has been named Keystone j. Farmer in Agribusiness. ( She was graduated from {A'nnville-Cleona High School in : June. She was a member of the ; Lebanon County Area Vo-Tech t School FFA chapter since 1972, 5 where she served one year as «chaplain and one year as [president. i: She was County Area FFA i reporter during 1973-74. In 1974 [she placed third in county and •second in area competition in 5 the FFA public speaking |con tests. I She was enrolled in the Coop [program working part-time at jAgway Inc., Lebanon. She ^already has received the 'greenhand, star chapter {farmer 1974 and star agri- ;business award in 1975. She iwas the first student of the 'Lebanon County Vo-Tech E ' c ~bool FFA to receive the Kalb Agricultural Ac- fyu.nplishment award. She is Employed full-time at Agway Jlnc., Lebanon. \* Sebastian Brossman 1728-1797. Salome was born ca. 1770 and died June 22,1839. She and her husband are buried in the Lutheran-Reformed Lutheran-Reformed Cemetery in New Blopmfield, Perry Co., Pa. Their tombstones are unique as one is inscribed, "B. L. 1838" and the other "1839 S.L." The "SL" indicating she was known by name of Salome Lesh, rather than Maria Salome Lesh, and the dates indicate year of death. The stones are rough field stones with the figures chiseled in by hand. It is amazing they have survived after all these years, standing watch at these two graves. Harry W. Leinig of Newport, Newport, Perry County, has made a family chart of the descendants of the 13 children of Baltzer and Salome. There are hundreds, possibly thousands, scattered all over the United States, who can call them ancestors. Baltzer Lesch had a brother, (Johann) George Lesch, born May 26, 1770, died March 26, 1850. He too married a daughter daughter of Frantz Sebastian Brossman Brossman (who is bur. Christ Luth. Ch., Stouchsburg, grave marked with Rev. War Tombstone). Tombstone). This daughter was Veronica - Werina - Verina Feronica Feronica Brossman, b. Feb. 25 1775, died July 23. 1833. They are buried in Schracktown Lutheran-Reformed Cemetery, Cemetery, between Booneville and Logantown in Clintown Co.. Pa. They had 11 children and their descendants are also scattered throughout the U.S. Several histories of the Lesch Family, with its many spellings, have been published and may be seen in genealogical genealogical libraries. One is, "Meet The Lesh Family," by Mrs. Clarence Ray Rupp, 1956, 37 pages. Another history of about 100 pages is. "Some'Jpf The Descendants of Balthaser and Susanna Phillipina Loesch", by William W. Lesh, published 1914. While I have been interested in the Lesh Family for years, because of its connection with the Brossman Family;; and because both ' families were early pioneers in the Tulpe- hocken area, my research on the family has been at a standstill. standstill. Imagine my pleasure to receive from. Hank Jones, Box 8341. Universal City, California California 91608 information on the Losch Family. Readers will remember him for his interest in the Palatine Families who came to America in the early 1700s. .With his permission I will list below the contents of his letter on the family. Bakhasar Losch of Gimbsheim "I recently ran across a copy of an old census of the region near Alzey in Rheinhessen. I studied the contents of these rolls for names similar to those who emigrated from Germany to American in 1709. "In the list of inhabitants of 1698 for the viDage of Gimbsheim, Gimbsheim, which is near Oppenheim. Oppenheim. was one Balthaser Losch, a Lutheran. Since Gimbsheim is close enough in sound and spelling to the town of origin of the Losches found in the Pa. Moravian records, I decided to dispatch my investigator investigator to Gimbsheim for an in- person search of the records there. The other factor which motivated me was the fact that Losch appears right in the middle of the 1709ers from this Oppenheim - Guntersblum - Alsheim Alsheim region of the Rotterdam Rotterdam Embarkation Lists and London Census of 1709. "The churchbooks of Gimbsheim, Gimbsheim, unfortunately, begin in 1699, or at least those extant start at that dates. Luckily for my project, three of the children of Balthaser Losch are mentioned in the record, along with the name of his wife; this cements the fact that we have the correct Balthaser Balthaser Losch. The church- books state: "18 October 1700: Elizabeth Magdalena, daughter of Balthaser Balthaser Losch and wife was baptized. baptized. Sponsor, Elizabeth, Johannes Waicker's wife." "18 July 1706: Susanna, daughter of Baltzer Losch and Susanna was baptized. Godf: Susanna Greltin from 'Gunts : heimb aus der Darmstedter Landt'. On 10 February 1707 Susanna, Baltzer Losch's daughter was buried. "27 November 1707: a son of Johan Balthasar Losch and his wife Susanna was baptized. Godf: Martinus Gabriel, inhabitant here at Gimbsheim. Gimbsheim. (Due to sponsor's name, probably this child was called Mar tin-HJ) Hank Jones closes his letter with, "I hope all Losch descendants descendants will appreciate and enjoy this newly-found data on their ancestor." What a lucky break for Lesh Family researchers! If only someone would find similar information on Frantz Brossman, Brossman, b. about 1693, possibly in Thurengen, now East Germany, Germany, who came to America on the ship "Friendship" September 1739. Mr. Jones has discovered the homeland of several Palatines who had left there for America and eventually came to the Tulpehocken Settlement. He seeks contact with any genealogists genealogists interested in these old families who may have clues to their origin in Europe. More information may be had by writing to him at the address above. In the 1974 issue of "Die Shilgrut", Tulpehocken Settlement Settlement Historical Society publication, publication, was an article entitled, "The Saga of Godfrey Fidler." This was also one of the early Palatines who settled in the Tulpehocken. Mr. Jones informed the publishers on newly found information on this man as follows: "From the Records of the Johannis- kirche Lutheran Church of Hanau: Gcttfried Fideler, Schreinersgeselle (joiner- fellow) in der Altstadt, and the virgin Anna Elizabetha Salomon from Lammerspiel were married at Hanau on 17 April 1704." This too gives valuable information for Fidler researchers as it gives the maiden name of the wife, filling another blank on the family tree. QUERIES Readers are invited to send their genealogical queries to Schuyler C. Brossman, Box 43, Rehrersburg, Pa. 19550, for free publication in this weekly column. 1. Mrs. Wm. McNutt, Hillcrest St., El Segundo, Ca. 90245 — Mathias and Sophia Muller-Miller had daus. Catharine, b. 1753; Dorothea, b. 1756; Maria Margarethe and Anna Maria, b. 1760. All were baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Lutheran and Reformed Church, Northampton Co.. Pa. Was Dorothea the wife of John George Erdman, b. 1754, son of Andreas and Anna Margaret (Frederick) Erdman? George Erdman died 26 Jan 1821, Upper Mahantang Twp., Schuylkill Co., Pa. and she died after him. Was Catharine Muller wife of George Schever? 2. Harry L. Keller, 20 No. Euclid Dr., Plant City, Fla. 33566 —. Has records of approximately 42,000 Kellers, all spellings, in his files and would like to hear from anyone interested in the family. Twp. Report REHRERSBURG - The Supervisors of Tulpehocken Township, in a yearly report on the activities and projects during 1975, state that the new township building is nearly completed. The building is 60 by 80 feet of cement block and cost $41,921. It has three bays for equipment, one to be used for repairs and maintenance. A meeting room will be made later at one end of the building. Roads surfaced during the year included the road from Little Swatara Creek to Wayne Ziegler's lane; Teen Challenge Road to Deck Road and the alleys in Mt. Aetna. A section of Witman Road was resurfaced resurfaced making the road completely completely resurfaced. In addition, a bridge across the Little Swatara was constructed on Midway Road, on a fifty-fifty basis with Bethel Township. The 1976 schedule calls for surfacing and rebuilding Four Point Road; rebuilding a portion of Bordner Road in the vicinity of Lee Bashore; finish paving alley in Rehrersburg; resurface Rehrersburg end of Teen Challenge Road, resurface Parkside Road. Road signs have been erected throughout the township township with the exception of a few at the'intersect^ns of the state roads, which will be put up soon.

Clipped from Lebanon Daily News31 Dec 1975, WedPage 18

Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania)31 Dec 1975, WedPage 18
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