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Susan (Leichleiter) Engle (1791 - 1875)

Susan Engle formerly Leichleiter
Born in Jefferson, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Jefferson, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jun 2018
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Susanna "Susan" Licklider was born July 26, 1791, in Jefferson County, Virginia, a daughter of Conrad Leichleiter and Anna Margaretha (Froschauer) Leichleiter. Note: This portion of Virginia became West Virginia, in 1863, at the onset of the American Civil War. Susan married Samuel Darke Engle, a son of Joseph Engle and Sarah (Edmonson) Engle. Children of Susanna and Samuel are:

  • Margaret Engle, born September 20, 1819, died August 18, 1872
  • Joseph Engle, born May 16, 1821, died January 22, 1850
  • William Engle, born September 19, 1822, died December 12, 1853
  • Sarah Engle, born April 11, 1824, died young
  • Susan Engle, born January 18, 1827, died June 3, 1899
  • Thomas Engle, born February 8, 1829, died young
  • Benjamin Francis Engle, born June 7, 1830, died January 18, 1874, married Laura Lee Philips, moved to Ohio
  • George Washington Engle, born April 6, 1832, died December 8, 1895, married 1) Martha Grantham Hayslett and 2) Martha Montgomery Chapman (mother of all 13 of his children)
  • Samuel Darke Engle, II, born April 19, 1833, died December 16, 1899, married Jane Chapman

Susan, wife of Samuel D. Engle died September 8, 1875, in Jefferson county. [1]

Researcher's Notes

Tradition is that Susan and her husband are buried in the Ronemous Engle Cemetery, in Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, West Virginia. [2]


  1. "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Licklider in entry for Susan Engle, 08 Sep 1875; citing Chast. D., Jefferson Co., West Virginia, County Records, 28, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 829,326
  • "The Melchor Engle family: history and genealogy, 1730-1940" by Winfield S. H. Engle, Ancestor #29, page 54

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