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
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
Mother: Nfna LINDERMANNIN
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 Lindermannin, 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
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 Lindermannin 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