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John Leffel (1753 - abt. 1801)

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John Leffel
Born in Amity Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania, American Coloniesmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1775 in Botetourt Co., Virginia, American Coloniesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Berkeley Co., West Virginia, USAmap
Profile last modified 4 Jan 2020 | Created 30 Jun 2013
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John Leffel participated in the American Revolution

John was born about 1753 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.[1] He was married to Anna Margaretha Obenchain.[2]

American Revolutionary War service

John is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Patriot Ancestor.[3] John paid a supply tax in 1783.[4]


John died about 1801.[5]

Research Notes

Record of marriage for daughter Elizabeth: Botetourt Co., Virginia, USA, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," Database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 June 2015), John Leffel (D) in entry for William Dodd and Elizabeth Leffel, 15 Sep 1807; citing Botetourt Co., Virginia, reference 2:3VVQVRT; FHL microfilm 30,734.

DAR info for children:



  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 28 July 2018), memorial page for John Leffel (1753–1801), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45339618, ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) Unknown.
  2. Leffel, Russel D. The Leffels of Glengary Bridge, pp. 4-5.
  3. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed November 20, 2018), "Record of John Leffel", Ancestor # A132153.
  4. Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Records of the Comptroller General, Tax and Exoneration Lists 1762 - 1801. RG-4, Roll #318. Accessed 20 November 2018.
  5. It is mentioned that John's wife (Anna) Margaret was "widowed by 1801," as cited in: Leffel, pp. 4-5.
  • Leffel, Russel D. The Leffels of Glengary Bridge, pp. 4-5.


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