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

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Nov 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101197421


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 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86532980


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

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The History of Saint Nicholas

Holly Belsnickel CHRISTmas Santa

The History of Saint Nicholas

From Saint Nicholas through the middle ages and up to our modern day Santa. Discover the travels and evolution of the World’s most prominent “gift -giver.” Saint Nicholas – a brief history

St. Nicholas was born in 280 AD, in Patara, a city of Lycia, in Asia Minor. He became the gift giver of Myra. His gifts were given late at night, so that the gift giver’s identity would remain a secret. St Nicholas was eventually named the patron saint of children, sailors, Russia and Greece.

St. Nicholas was a Christian priest, who later became a bishop. He was a rich person, and traveled the country helping people, giving gifts of money and other presents. St. Nicholas did not like to be seen when he gave away presents, so the children of the day were told to go to sleep quickly or he would not come! Nothing has changed and Santa Claus will not arrive this Christmas unless the children go to sleep early.

A famous story about St. Nicholas, is about a poor man who had no money to give to his three daughters on their wedding day. St Nick dropped bags of gold into the stockings which the girls had left to dry by the fire. The sisters found the gold and ever since, children have hung up stockings on Christmas Eve hoping that they will be filled with presents by Christmas morning.

Despite being quite young Nicholas had earned a reputation for kindliness and wisdom. In the year 303, the Roman emperor Diocletian commanded all the citizens of the Roman Empire, which included Asia Minor, to worship him as a god.

Christians believed in one god and one god alone, so their conscience would not allow them to obey the Emperor’s order. Angered by their stubbornness, Diocletian warned the Christians that they would be imprisoned. The Emperor carried out the threat and St Nicholas who resisted too was also imprisoned. For more than five years, St Nicholas was confined to a small cell. He suffered from cold, hunger, and thirst, but he never wavered in his beliefs. In 313, when Diocletian resigned, and Constantine came to power Nicholas was released, and he returned to his post as Bishop of Myra. He continued his good works and became even wiser and more understanding by the time of his death on December 6, 343.

In the eyes of the Catholics, a saint is someone who has lived such a holy life that, after dying and going to heaven, he or she is still able to help people on earth. They often become patron to different groups of people – one such was children and many legends sprang up to explain his presence.

By 450, churches in Asia Minor and Greece were being named in honor of him. By 800, he was officially recognized as the a saint by the Eastern Catholic Church.

In the 1200s, December sixth began to be celebrated as Bishop Nicholas Day in France.

By end of the 1400s, St Nicholas was the third most beloved religious figure, after Jesus and Mary. There were more than 2000 chapels and monasteries named after him.

In the 1500s people in England stopped worshiping St Nicholas and favored more another gift giving figure Father Christmas. Over the centuries, St. Nicholas’ popularity grew, and many people in Europe made up new stories that showed his concern for children. The name Santa Claus was derived from the Dutch Sinter Klass pronunciation of St. Nicholas. Early Dutch settlers in New York (once called New Amsterdam) brought their traditions of St Nicholas. As children from other countries tried to pronounce Sinter Klass, this soon became Santa Klass, which was settled as Santa Claus. The old bishop’s cloak with mitre, jewelled gloves and crozier were soon replaced with his red suit and clothing seen in other modern images.

In Germanic countries, it sometimes became hard to tell where the legend of Nicholas began and that of Woden (or Odin) ended. Somewhere along the line, probably tied to the gold-giving story, people began giving presents in his name on his feast day. When the Reformation came along, his following disappeared in all the Protestant countries except Holland, where his legend continued as Sinterklass. Martin Luther, for example, replaced this bearer of gifts with the Christ Child, or, in German, Christkindl. Over the years, that became re-pronounced Kriss Kringle, and ironically is now considered another name for Santa Claus.


Saint Nicholas (Greek: Ἅγιος Νικόλαος, Hagios [“Saint”, literally “Holy”, Latin: Sanctus] Nicolaus [“victory of the people”]) (270 – 6 December 343),[3][4] also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century saint and Greek[5] Bishop of Myra (Demre, part of modern-day Turkey) in Lycia. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker (Νικόλαος ὁ Θαυματουργός, Nikolaos ho Thaumaturgos).

He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus, whose modern name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas, itself from a series of elisions and corruptions of the transliteration of “Saint Nikolaos”.

His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints.[6] In 1087, part of the relics (about half of the bones) were furtively translated to Bari, in southeastern Italy; for this reason, he is also known as Nikolaos of Bari. The remaining bones were taken to Venice in 1100. His feast day is 6 December [O.S. 19 December].

The historical Saint Nicholas is remembered and revered among Catholic and Orthodox Christians. He is also honored by various Anglican and Lutheran churches. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, children, pawnbrokers and students in various countries in the Balkans and Eastern Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia), as well as in parts of Western Europe (Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal).

He is also the patron saint of Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Barranquilla, Bari, Burgas, Beit Jala, Fribourg, Huguenots, Kozani, Liverpool, Paternopoli, Sassari, Siggiewi, and Lorraine. He was also a patron of the Varangian Guard of the Byzantine emperors, who protected his relics in Bari. source: Wikipedia