My Maternal German 11th. Great Grandfather, Johannes Linderman, Sr.

Bayern, Germany National Park

National Park, Bayern, Germany

Name: Rhene (Rhene)
Status: Place
Municipality name: Baddeckenstedt
Region name (Level 2): Landkreis Wolfenbuttel
Region name (Level 1): Lower Saxony
Country: Germany
Continent: Europe
Rhene is located in the region of Lower Saxony. Lower Saxony’s capital Hannover (Hannover) is approximately 45 km / 28 mi away from Rhene (as the crow flies). The distance from Rhene to Germany’s capital Berlin (Berlin) is approximately 224 km / 139 mi (as the crow flies).

source: Germany, Places in the World

Bundesland: Bayern
Regierungsbezirk: Unterfranken
Landkreis: Rhön-Grabfeld
Höhe: 242 m ü. NHN
Fläche: 36,9 km2
Einwohner: 15.154 (31. Dez. 2015)
Bevölkerungsdichte: 411 Einwohner je km2
Postleitzahl: 97616
Vorwahl: 09771
Kfz-Kennzeichen: NES, KÖN, MET
Gemeindeschlüssel: 09 6 73 114
Stadtgliederung: 11 Ortsteile
Adresse der
Rathausgasse 2
97616 Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale
Bürgermeister: Bruno Altrichter (FWG)
Lage der Stadt Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale im Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld

source: Wikipedia

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Married: 1524 in Schweinfurt Bayern Deutschland to Margarethe Sporerin
Schweinfurt is a city in the Lower Franconia region of Bavaria in Germany on the right bank of the navigable Main River, which is spanned by several bridges here, 27 km northeast of Würzburg. Wikipedia
Children: Anna, Salome, and Johannes, Jr. Lindemann
Schloss Werneck, Unterfranken, Bayern
Schloss Werneck, Unterfranken, Bayern
Zwickau - Germany
The river Zwickauer Mulde in Zwickau, Germany

My Maternal 6th. Great Grandfather, Johann Justus Linderman, Germany

Mühlhausen, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany

Birth: Aug. 2, 1690
Thüringen, Germany

Death: Nov. 16, 1769
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA


Son of Mr. & Mrs. Justus “Just” Linderman (aka Lindeman) of Dachrieden, Thuringia, Germany.

Born: Muehlhausen, Thuringia, Germany on 2 August 1690.


Married: Anna Elizabeth Imsweiler (Imbsweiler) on 3 January 1719 in Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

Johann Justus LINDERMANN (b. 02 Aug 1690, d. 04 Nov 1769)

Johann Justus LINDEMANN (son of Justus LINDEMANN and unknown) was born 02 Aug 1690 in Muhlhausen, Sachsen, Prussia, Germany.

Died: 04 Nov 1769 in Coventry Township, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Married: Anna Elisabetha IMBSWEILER on Bet. 03 Jan 1718 – Jan 1719 in Unkenbach, Pfalz, Germany, daughter of Johannes Georg IMBSWEILER and Maria Elisabetha SCHNEIDER.

Notes: for Johann Justus LINDEMANN: Weaver of Linen. His birthplace is also listed as Dachrieden, Unstrut-Hainrich-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany. Will dated: 16 Sept 1762,

All of his children were born in Unkenbach and christened in Obermoschel. He attended the Lutheran Church at Trappe, Montgomery, PA.

More About Johann Justus LINDEMANN and Anna Elisabetha IMBSWEILER:
Marriage: Bet. 03 Jan 1718 – Jan 1719, Unkenbach, Pfalz, Germany.

Children of Johann Justus LINDEMANN and Anna Elisabetha IMBSWEILER are:

+Johan Heinrich LINDEMANN, b. 14 Apr 1723, Unkenbach, Pfalz, Germany, d. 14 Jul 1800, Greenville, SC. 

Family links:
  Justus Lindemann (1650 – 1714)
  Maria Elisabeth Lindemann (1650 – 1696)
  Anna Elisabethae Imbsweiler Lindemann (1700 – 1782)
  Johann Jacob Linderman (1720 – 1792)
  Johan Heinrich Linderman (1722 – 1800)

ID: I30763, Name: Johann Justus Linderman, Sex: M

Birth: 2 AUG 1690 in Dachrieden, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Thuringen, Germany

Death: 16 NOV 1769 in North Coventry, Chester, PA

_FA6: 25 NOV 1740, Arrived on the “Loyal Judith” from the Palatine

Note:  Justus Linderman

Name: Johann Justus LINDERMAN Johann Justus Linderman

Birth Date: 2 Aug 1691 (Germany)

Birth Place: Dachrieden, Thuringen, Germany Johann Heinrich Lenderman

Death Date: 16 Nov 1769 (Germany)

Death Place: North Coventry, Chester County, Pennsylvania Peter Lenderman

Father: Just LINDERMAN Henry Lenderman


Levi Lenderman

Spouse: Anna Elizabeth IMSWEILER (1697 – 1782)

Children: Benjamin Levi Lenamon, Charlotte,

Johann Jacob, Benjamin Bart Lenamon, Johan Heinrich (Henry), Maria Elizabeth Mary Beth Lenamon Fife, Johann Valentin, Catherine, Linda Carol Fife Butcher, Susannah Elizabeth, Johannes Frank Butcher, and Justus, Jr.

Justus Lindeman is noted as having arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 25, 1740 on the ship “Loyal Judith” with his two sons Jacob, 18, and Heinrich, 16. Justus himself was 49 years old at this time.

The ship came from Rotterdam, Holland but Justus and his sons were listed as coming from the village of Unkenbach, which is about 50 miles southwest of Frankfurt in the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz.

The Lindemans were part of a large immigration of Germans to Pennsylvania. During the early eighteenth century, thousands of families were forced to leave their homes in the Rhine section of Germany because of political, religious, and economic reasons. Passenger lists of this period show that quite a few of those people embarked on their voyage to America from ports in Holland as did the Linderman’s aboard the Loyal Judith.

From the Rhineland it was easier and closer to get to Rotterdam on the Dutch coast by boat on the Rhine River than to travel overland to German ports. This departure from Dutch ports is the reason those people were called Pennsylvania Dutch, even though they were of German origin.

A Johan Linderman owned 100 acres of land in the Hanover Township of Pennsylvania prior to 1734, and appears to be related to the Justus Lindeman family. If so, he must have preceded the Justus Lindeman family and his reports back to Germany probably encouraged Justus to make the move also.

German church records from Trappe, Pennsylvania in what was then Philadelphia County note that “beyond the Schuykill” on March 10, 1747 Johan Heinrich Lindeman, son of Justus Lindeman, married Anna Margretha Uhlin. A confirmation is recorded on May 7, 1747 for “Susannah Elizabeth Lindermann, daughter of Justus, age 13 years”. An interesting notation was added that “The father hurried her confirmation as he wanted her to be of his persuasion. She was very weak in her knowledge.” One possible inference is that the Lindermans did not attend church on a regular basis and failed to study the Bible and teach the faith to their children, but still desired that their children be Christians. A third reference in the church records was for the confirmation on Jun 1, 1760 of Justus Lindeman, son of Justus Lindeman, age 17 years. Justus Jr. would have been born three years after the arrival of the Lindeman family in Pennsylvania, and infers that Justus was accompanied by his wife aboard the Loyal Judith or followed him shortly after that.

Justus died at the age of 78 in Pennsylvania. His wife, Anna Elizabeth, apparently joined the families of her children who migrated south, and died at the age of 85 in Greenville, South Carolina. Source: Frank Butcher, April, 2002

Justus Linderman

Information for this article comes mostly from the research of Howard Hazelwood as reported in the Lenamon-Lenamond Newsletter, and from the research of Margene Black and Ranelle Brown as written in the book Lenderman Links. Dachrieden, in the German state of Thuringen, 2001.

Located about 90 miles northeast of Frankfurt, Dachrieden was the birthplace of Johann Justus Linderman and his father, Just Linderman. (Pronounce Dashreden)

UID: 6FE85CF8C4234386BFC60FEDE03E05BEBD8C, Change Date: 11 AUG 2012.

Father: Just Linderman b: ABT 1640 in Dachrieden, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Thuringen, Germany

Mother: Just Lindermann in b: ABT 1649 in Germany

Marriage 1: Anna Elizabeth Imsweiler b: 7 MAY 1697 in Unkenbach, Donnersbergkreis, Reinland-Pfalz, Germany

Married: 3 JAN 1717 in Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany

Children: Charlotte Linderman b: 1719 in Unkenbach, Pfalz, Germany,

Johann Jacob Linderman b: 30 NOV 1720 in Unkenbach, Pfalz, Germany,

John Heinrich Linderman b: 16 APR 1722 in Unkenbach, Pfalz, Germany,

Maria Elizabeth Linderman b: 1 NOV 1724 in Unkenbach, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany,

Johann Adam Linderman b: 21 FEB 1726 in Germany,

Johann Valentin Linderman b: 30 MAR 1728 in Unkenback, Pfalz, Germany,

Susan Elizabeth Linderman b: 2 JAN 1732 in Unkenbach, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany,

Catherine Linderman b: 1733 in Unkenbach, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany,

Johannes Linderman b: 1 JAN 1736 in Obermoschel, Bayern, Germany,

Justus Linderman b: 1743 in Chester, Deleware, Pennsylvania.

Sources: Ancestry of Robert P. Lindeman

Died: 16 November 1769

Coventry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Coventryville Cemetery, South Coventryville, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Coventryville Cemetery is at Grace Road and Chestnut Hill Road in South Coventry Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. It is located at the former site of Grace M E Chapel.  added by: Lostnfog & family, 11/07/2006

Burial: 17 November 1769
Coventryville Methodist Cemetery
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

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Record added: Nov 23, 2012
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My Maternal 6th. Great Grandmother, Anna Elizabethae Imbsweiler Linderman, Germany

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Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany

My sixth great maternal German grandmother, Anna Elizabethae Imbsweiler.

Daughter of Johannes Georg Imbsweiler and Maria Elizabetha Schneider.

Married: Johann Justus Linderman (Lindemann) on 3 January 1719 in Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

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Lindau Lake, Bavaria, Germany

Emigrated: 25 August 1740 from Zweibrucken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schwarzbach, Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Naturalized: 25 November 1740 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Resided: December 1740 in Germantown Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rootsweb website:

Name: Anna Elisabetha IMBSWEILER

Sex: F

Birth: 12 MAY 1700 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Germany


Her birthdate is also listed as 7 May 1697 and 12 Mar 1699

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Change Date: 16 APR 2002 at 19:43:10

Father: Johannes Georg IMBSWEILER b: 18 May 1669 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Germany

Mother: Maria Elisabetha SCHNEIDER b: 10 Feb 1674/1675 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Germany

Marriage: Johann Justus LINDEMANN (Linderman)

b: 2 AUG 1690 in Muhlhausen, Sachsen, Prussia, Germany

Married: 3 JAN 1719 in Unkenbach, Pfalz, Germany


Charlotte LINDEMANN b: Abt 1719 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Bayern,Germany

Johann Jacob LINDEMANN b: 20 Nov. 1720 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Bayern,Germany

Johan Heinrich LINDEMANN b: 14 April 1723 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Germany

Maria Elisabetha LINDEMANN b: 1 Nov. 1724 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Bayern,Germany

Johann Adam LINDEMANN b: 21 Feb. 1727 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Bayern,Germany

Johann Valentin LINDEMANN b: Abt 1728 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Bayern,Germany

Marie Elisabetha LINDEMANN b: 6 Jan. 1730 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Bayern,Germany

Susannah Elizabeth LINDEMANN b: 2 Jan. 1732 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Bayern,Germany

Catherine LINDEMANN b: Abt 1733 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Bayern,Germany

Johannes LINDEMANN b: 2 JAN 1737 in Unkenbach,Pfalz,Bayern,Germany

Johan Justus LINDEMANN b: 1 JAN 1743 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Family links:
Johann Justus Lindemann (1690 – 1769)

Johann Jacob Linderman (1720 – 1792)
Johann Heinrich Linderman (1722 – 1800)

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17 May 1782

North Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania


18 May 1782
Coventry Church of the Brethren Cemetery
North Coventry Township
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

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Record added: Nov 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101198038

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Black Forest, Badische Schwarzwaldbahn

Another Bag, More Travel

Black Forest, Badische Schwarzwaldbahn

I woke early in the morning and now that the effects of the wine had almost completely worn away immediately recalled the incident with the cuckoo clock and I worried that I might have broken it and would be presented with a hefty repair bill when we checked out.  Wide awake I checked the weather and instead of the blue sky that we had predicted there had been a significant fall of snow and it was still coming down thick and fast.

Over breakfast we agreed that this was probably not a good day to be driving around the Black Forest on snow bound roads even with winter tyres so we decided to take a train journey instead.  The car took some clearing and de-icing and then we left the residential streets of Rammersweier and headed towards the city centre and the train station.  This being Sunday there wasn’t a…

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CHRISTmas in Bavaria, Germany

BavariaSnowGermanyMy mother’s ancestors were from Obermochel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany. They emigrated in1740, and they helped found America. Mother loved the snow and Christmas. Mother you are so loved and missed. I am so grateful that I was blessed with such a wonderful mother, and He allowed me to keep you for 58 years of my life. You only had your mother for 36 years, but I am so grateful that you were able to share your memories of her with me. I was only 9 when she passed and I never got a chance to know her. Enjoy your time with your family in heaven. I hope to be with you and them again.

 Jean Marie (Linderman)Frederick Mancill


Birth: Dec. 3, 1927
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 2012
Brazoria County
Texas, USA 

Jean Marie (Linderman)Frederick Mancill, daughter of (Phylis at birth) Phyllis “Phyl” Eugenia(Palen) Linderman and Harry William Linderman. Her mother died when she was only 36 of Hodgekin’s Disease. She never really got over it, but just had to learn to live with it.Granddaughter of Frank Joseph Palen and Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, also of Edward Francis Linderman and Gudrun Ivara (Lund)Linderman of Dubuque, Iowa.First husband LeRoy “Lee” Eugene Frederick. Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, Texas. Divorced 1968. the Frederick homestead was at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Texas 77029.

Six children together: Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick.
Mother was a very loving and creative woman. She taught me how to sew at 16, she made us a braided rug, she knitted, crocheted, needlepointed, and quilted.

Second husband Louis “Honey Lou” Clifford Mancill. Married 5 December 1968, Houston, Texas. The Mancill homestead was at 11039 Lafferty Oaks St, Houston, Texas.

My Mother and Dad made our house a home. We celebrated many a birthday, and all holidays at this home, at 11039 Lafferty Oaks St., in Houston, Texas.

He preceded her in death. No children of this union. One step son, Michieal Wayne Mancill, who was more like a brother. He was a part of our family.

She was the life of the party. She and my Dad loved music and dancing. Lou sang and played the guitar. She lived, she laughed and she loved. Lou called her his “satan pussycat”, and the “princess and the pea”. She was spoiled by my Dad. They spoiled each other. They were each other’s best friend. They were deeply in love.

Mother passed away at home surrounded with family that loved her. She just drifted off, and the angels came to get her. My consolation was she was not in pain, and not alone, and I was able to be there with her for her last six years of her life.

Mother just passed today, March 9, 2012, in Rosharon, Texas. She left us peacefully to be with Jesus. I am so grateful to have been able to spend the last six years living together with Mother. I am grateful that I was not working, so that I had the time to care for her. My sister, Phyllis and me took care of her at home just like she had wanted. We got to be even closer than ever.

She was blessed with a good life, and a good family. She really was always there with all of us six children, up until the last week of her life. She fell on Monday, and we think she had a mini stroke, she never was able to speak clearly after that. She passed away on Friday afternoon, in her sleep.

Mother left us just like she wanted to. She had dignity and respect from all who knew her. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was a very giving person, and always was there for her six children. Our family was a very loving, close-knit family.

Burial followed at the same Oaklawn Cemetery, where Aunt Yvonne Linderman (Levesque), Uncle Kenneth Jackson, and Aunt Yvarra “Billie” Linderman (Jackson) are buried.
Mother’s viewing was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 4-9pm. The funeral services were on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @11am @ Oaklawn Cemetery Pavilion, on Hwy. 36 in Somerville, TX. location at:, Strickland Funeral Home at 545 8th Street, SOMERVILLE, TEXAS 77879, (979)596-2133.

Family links:
Harry William Linderman (1903 – 1995)
Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)

Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006)
Louis Clifford Mancill (1924 – 2002)

Yvonne Phyllis Linderman Levesque (1924 – 2010)
Yvarra Irene Linderman Jackson (1925 – 1985)
Jean Marie Linderman Mancill (1927 – 2012)
Patricia Mae Linderman Cooke (1929 – 2000)


Oaklawn Cemetery
Burleson County
Texas, USA 
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Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86532980


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Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill Added by: TEXAS TUDORS

Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill.

Jean Marie (Linderman)Frederick and Leroy Eugene Frederick. Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, TX.

Jean Marie Linderman Frederick and Leroy Eugene Frederick, Married 15 November 1947, Liberty, TexasJean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> MancillJean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill

Jean Marie Jeanie <i>Linderman</i> Mancill

Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria

Hintersee, lake near Ramsau in Bavaria, Germany
Hintersee, lake near Ramsau in Bavaria, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Coat of arms of Free State of Bavaria
Coat of arms of Free State of Bavaria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bavaria is known as Bayern in the Germany. Bavaria is a State (Bundesland) within the Federal Republic of Germany, but it actually calls itself a Free State (Freistaat) based on its history.

Bavaria today is divided into 7 relatively large districts (Regierungsbezirke – see maps):

Bavaria has 71 Landkreise (like our United States counties). There are 373 Gemeinden (like our United States townships). In addition, there are 23 Städte (cities). Each Gemeinde or Stadt is a local administrative division. They also have  plus Kreisfrei Städte (big cities that are administered at a level similar to the county level). 

The southern part of what is today the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz was actually once part Bavaria. Historically, this area has been known as as the “Rheinpfalz“, “Rhennish Pfalz”, “Rheinbayern” or “Palatinate” region. However, it is no longer a part of modern Bavaria.

 The Palatinate (Germandie PfalzPfälzer dialectPalz), historically also Rhenish Palatinate (GermanRheinpfalz), is a region in Southwestern Germany. It occupies more than a quarter of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). Historically in union with Bavaria, the Palatinate covers an area of 5,451 square kilometres (2,105 sq mi) with about 1.4m inhabitants.

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My maternal grandparents, Harry William Linderman and Phyllis Eugenia (Palen) Linderman in 1930’s, Dubuque, Iowa.



Land in south eastern Germany, and former Duchy, Electorate and Kingdom, and one of the longest lasting political units in European history, though its borders have changed.

The present Land of Bavaria (Bayern) stretches northwards from the Allgäuer, Bayerischer and Salzburger Alps to lands beyond the River Main.   In the northwestern corner is the city of Aschaffenburg on the River Main;  in the northeast are the upper waters of the Rivers Saale and Eger (Ohøe in Czech), which are tributaries of the Elbe and so flow to the North Sea;  in the southeast are the Alps around Berchtesgaden;  in the southwest Bavaria has some miles of shore on Lake Constance (Bodensee), the lake through which the Rhine flows.

The rains that fall on the greater part of the Land however flow not to the North but to the Black Sea.   The Danube flows across…

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My Maternal 5th. Great Grandfather, Johann Jacob Linderman, Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany

Coat of arms of Obermoschel
Coat of arms of Obermoschel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Wappen verb alsenz obermoschel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Obermoschel is a town in the district Donnersbergkreis, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is part of the Verbandsgemeinde Alsenz-Obermoschel. It is situated 15 km southwest of Bad Kreuznach. Wikipedia

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Johann Jacob Linderman 
Birth:  Nov. 20, 1720
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death:  Dec. 26, 1792
Orange County
New York, USA

Johann Jacob Linderman, born 20 November 1720 in Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

Christened: on 20 November 1720 in Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

Emigrated on 25 August 1740 from Zweibrucken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schwarzbach, Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arrived on 25 November 1740.

Resided in Germantown Township, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania in December 1740. 

Died on 26 December 1792 in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York.

Son of Johann Justus Linderman and Anna Elizabeth Imbsweiler.

Married: Catharine MacLean in 1743 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

They had twelve children:

Justus, Elisabeth, Cornelius, Cornelia, Jacob, Peter, Henrik “Henry”, Sarah, Ezekiel, Peggy, Jenny, and Catharine Linderman. All born in Montgomery, Orange County, New York.


Family links: 

  Johann Justus Linderman (1690 – 1769)
  Catherine MacLean Linderman (1728 – 1792)
  Ezekiel Linderman (1768 – 1848)

Specifically: Burial site unknown

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Record added: Nov 23, 2012 
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