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An American Family History

Catherine Ferree LeFevre

 
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
 
 
Variations of Ferree: Fara, Ferie, Ferree, Ferrez, Ferrie, Fiere, Firre, Fierre, Fuchre, Fuehre, LeFerre, and Verree.
 

Europeans began to settle in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area about 1710. It was part of Chester County until May 10, 1729.

Catherine Ferree Lefevre was born between 1683 and 1685 in France. Her parents were Daniel Ferree and Marie (Mary) de la Warrembere.

When she was a child her Huguenot family family fled to Germany. While there they were joined by her future husband, Isaac LeFevre.

Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Isaac and Catherine LeFevre.

Catherine died about 1750. Catherine and Isaac deeded land to John Fiere on June 9, 1747, but Isaac did not mention her in his will dated April 8, 1751.

Children of Daniel Ferree and
Marie (Mary) Warrembere:
  • Daniel Ferree, Jr.
  • Marie Catherine (Mary) Ferree Lefevre
  • Jane Ferree Davis
  • Marie (Mary) Ferree Faulkner
  • Philip Ferree
  • John Ferree
  • Children of Isaac LeFevre and
    Catherine Ferree

  • Abraham LeFevre
  • Philip LeFevre
  • Daniel LeFevre
  • Mary LeFevre Deshler
  • Esther LeFevre Harman
  • Samuel LeFevre
  • The Huguenots were 16th and 17th century French protestants. About 500,000 Huguenots fled France because of religious persecution. They relocated to Protestant nations.
     

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    from "Madame Mary Ferree and the Huguenots of Lancaster County"

    Katharine Lefever, her oldest daughter, must have died before 1760, for in the account in her sister Jane's estate, the money is distributed to her children. In addition, Isaac Lefever, her husband, who died in 1751, makes no mention of her in his will, which is dated April 8, 1751, and proven October 8, 1751. She joined him in a deed to John Fiere on June 9, 1747, and she died probably between that date and 1751.