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An American Family History

Isaac LeFevre 1669

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The Huguenots were 16th and 17th century French protestants. About 500,000 Huguenots fled France because of religious persecution. They relocated to Protestant nations.

Isaac LeFevre was born on March 26, 1669 in Chateau-Chinon-France.

In 1683 when he was only 14 years old, his Huguenot family was massacred. He escaped with the family Bible and with the Ferree family, fled to Germany.

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

He died on October 1, 1751 in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Children of Isaac LeFevre and
Catherine Ferree

  • Abraham LeFevre
  • Philip LeFevre
  • Daniel LeFevre
  • Mary LeFevre Deshler
  • Esther LeFevre Harman
  • Samuel LeFevre
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    Europeans began to settle in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area about 1710. It was part of Chester County until May 10, 1729.
     

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    History of New Paltz, New York and Its Old Families by Ralph Le Fevre

    Isaac [LeFevre], the ancestor of the Pennsylvania LeFevres, has a numerous line of descendants and the family history has been carefully traced. A brief statement is as follows: Isaac was born in France in 1669. When he was a youth of fourteen his parents, brothers and sisters were massacred on accout of their religion. He escaped and fled to the Palatinate, carrying with him the family Bible, which is still in existence . . .was printed at Geneva and contains the name of Isaac's brothers and sisters, but not of his parents.

    Isaac fled from France to the Palatinate in company with the family of Madam Ferree and married the daughter, Catharine Ferree.

    LeFevre is also spelled Ferber, LaFevre, LaFever, Lefebre, LeFever,and LeFevere. It is from the original Northern French surname Lefebvre or Lefèvre. It means smith.
    The Pennsylvania LeFevres is available on CD.

     

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