Levan, Abraham 1

Birth Name Levan, Abraham
Gender male
Age at Death 71 years, 7 months, 1 day


From https://www.hilbishgenealogy.com/getperson.php?personID=I7530&tree=AHB1:

Source: Berks Co. PA deed book A2, pg 408:
13 Dec 1761 - Abraham Levan of Oley Twp. and Catharine his wife (formerly Catharine Wimer Daughter in Law of Isaac DeTurk late of Oley) & Abraham Bartolet also of Oley & Esther his wife (a daughter of the said Isaac DeTurk) release John DeTurk from any further responsibilities in settling the estate of his father Isaac DeTurk.

This is assumed to be after the death of Anna Maria DeTurk, wife of Isaac DeTurk.

Source: Memorials of the Huguenots in America, by Rev. A. Stapleton, 1901; pg 68: [found on Google Books]
LEVAN - Among the members of the Huguenot Church at Amsterdam, Holland, was Daniel LeVan and his wife Marie Beau, refugees from Picardy, France. From a baptismal certificate, it seems that some of their children were born at Amsterdam. About 1715 four sons of the refugee set out for Pennsylvania. They were Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, the latter of whom died at sea. These were followed in 1727 by their brother Daniel, and all of whom settled in the limits of Berks County.

Abraham married Catharine Weimer, daughter of Mrs. DeTurk by a former husband in France. He located near the DeTurks.

Jacob LeVan located in the Maxatawny Valley. The present town of Kutztown was built on part of his estate. He erected the first grist mill in this region.

Daniel LeVan, the emigrant, also settled in Maxatawny.

Isaac LeVan, the emigrant, located in Exeter, near Reading, and where he died in 1758.

Source: Berks Co. PA Estate: [files found on LDS film #1653592]
Estate of Abraham LeVan
28 Dec 1771 - Bond in the sum of 3000 pounds by Daniel Levan, eldest son of Abraham Levan of Oley, Isaac Levan, and Daniel DeTurk both of Alsace. LOA granted to Daniel Levan.

Source: Oley Valley Private Farm Cemeteries [found on LDS film #1294879]
Inscription on the tombstone, now in the wall of the Berks Co. Historical Society:

Ich lige and schlaffe gantz mit Frieden
Dieses is die Ruhestette
des verstorbenen
Abraham Le Van
er ist gebohren D. 20
Sep 1698 und starb D 21 April 1770
ist alt worden 71 Jahre
und 7 Mon



Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Levan, Daniel
Mother Beau, Marie
         Levan, Abraham 20 September 1698 21 April 1770


Family of Levan, Abraham and Weimer, Catharine

Married Wife Weimer, Catharine ( * 22 February 1706 + 29 September 1768 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Levan, Susannah24 November 173917 March 1803

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