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  • ID: I1
  • Name: Andrew LEIST
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 NOV 1755 in Poss Old Germantown, Hunterdon Co, NJ
  • Death: 11 NOV 1821 in Washington Twp, Pickaway Co, OH
  • Burial: Old Zion Cemetery, Washington Twp.
  • Occupation: Stone Mason
  • OCC: Revolutionay War And Lutheran
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    At Old Zion Cemetery, Daughters of the American Revolution placed a Bronze plaque on Andrew's grave recognizing his service to his country during the Revolutionary War. Their headstones at Old Zion Cemetery are in German Script. Old Zion
    Cemetery was one of the earliest cemeteries of the territory. It is believed that the land was a Government land grant to David Leist [it is not know if this David was the son of Andrew or the father of Andrew]. And it is believed that one of
    Andrew's children was the first to be buried there.
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    Before arriving in Ohio about 1807, Andrew owned vast acreage in Pennsylvania, around Middlesburg, now Union Co, before Snyder and Northumberland Co's. Most of the land was in Penns Twp. In 1800 the town of Middleburg, PA was established and is
    on the land once owned by Andrew. Middleburg was selected as the county seat when Snyder Co was formed in 1855. It was laid out in 1800 on land belonging to John Swineford. It was formerly called Swinefordtown. There were 105 lots, they were
    sold subject to a groundrent of one dollar per year.
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  • Note: The American Revolutionary Society states that the Leist were in America prior to 1727, since there is no "Oath of Allegiance" found under any spelling.
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  • Note: From the census we know that Andrew could read and write.
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    Andrew served in the Revolutionary War. His military service extended to almost ten years. Some believe that Andrew could have enlisted twice. Fort Augusta was established at Sunbury, PA in 1756. Soldiers were stationed there to protect the
    settlers from the Indians. It is possible that Andrew enlisted through this stockade as the records show he enlisted from Northumberland Co, PA. He first enlisted in Jacob Bard's Militia soon after 19 Apr 1775. Then he is found in John Moll's
    Company, as a Capt. of the 3rd Co., 1st Battalion of the Northumberland Co Militia under the command of Lt. Col. Peter Hosterman.
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  • Note: In the "All Wars" Memorial Andrew [List] Leist name can be found in the Roster of men who have served in various wars through out history.
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    In 1794 the farmers of PA opposed a tax that the government levied against the sale of whiskey. This was the beginning of the Whiskey Rebellion. There was violence and open defiance by many of the farmers and law and order became a critical
    factor. General George Washington dispatched General Lee to Pa to bring law and order to the area. While waiting for his arrival, the Northumberland Militia under the command of Capt. Andrew Leist, 2nd Battalion, 5th Co., kept peace while a
    company from Lancaster Co, PA dispersed the rioters at the point of the bayonet.
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  • Note: From Andrew's own list of children, showing births and christenings, there were three daughters named Mary Ann, suggesting the first two died very young, for certain in PA. The third Mary Ann lived to adulthood.
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    A document {in German} found at the Ross County Historical Society [also at the Library of Congress] suggests that Andrew may have been born and christened in Old German Town, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey. [This document was translated by three
    independant translators.] Although the zerox copy in the possession of the compiler is very difficult to read, all three translators provided similier translations. [Results follow.]
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  • Note: The first Federal Census in 1790, shows Andrew and Elizabeth Leist in Penns Twp, Northumberland Co, PA with five males under 16 and one female.
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    Andrew's Will, copied verbatum: suggests that Andrew gave all of his children [except Samuel who would have been deceased at the time of Andrew's death] land and monies at the time of their marriages; but he gave each of them $1.00 at the time
    of his death. He left all of his entire estate to his wife Elizabeth, to be equally divided among the children at her death. He appointed his son Jacob Leist as executor.
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  • Note: 1776- Andrew Leist is listed as singleman in 1776 in Penns Twp. where David is also listed. This situation continued for some years. An Andrew [List] listed as mason.
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  • Note: 1799-Assessed in Penns Twp. in 1799. 1790 census states his family consisted of one male over and five under 16; two females and one other person.
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    1776-Andrew Bought 337 acres from Samuel Wallis, Exq. and wife Lydia of Muncy Twp, Lycoming Co, PA. Land called "Alexandria" in Penns Twp. on Middle Creek then in Cumberland Co. land once owned by Henry Clay in 1767. Wallis bought in 1782.
    States Andrew of Penns Twp. Northumberland Co, PA.
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  • Note: 1797-Andrew sold 201 acres to Albright Swinford of Penns Twp.
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  • Note: 1797- James and Anna Cummings sold to Andrew Leist 146 acres called "Lickland."
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  • Note: 1797-The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania sold to Andrew Liest 44 acres "Fairfield"
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  • Note: 1797-Andrew received patent for 136 acreas called "Bloomfield."
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  • Note: 1797-Albright Swineford sold land in Middleburg, PA to Andrew Leist.
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  • Note: 1803-Henry Kern and Andrew sold 198 acreas.
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  • Note: 1810-John Leiby gave Andrew power of Attorney.
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  • Note: 1810-1814 Andrew paid taxes in OH, Pickaway Co, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  • Will: He served as a private in Capt. John Moll's Company, in Capt. Michael Motz's Company. and as a Sgt. in Lieut. Jacob Spee's Company and in Jacob Bard's Company Party of the Northumberland County Militia and Rangers. In 1785 Andrew was a Captain
    in the Militia.
  • Will:
  • Will: 1778-1787 Andrew [List] Leist lived in Penns Twp., Northumberland County Militia.
  • Will:
  • Will: Daughters of the American Revolution, application for membership to the National Society: #618722 Wilda Orme Glick 1977; #475432 Marion Faulk 1960; #512742 Mary Alice Ivy 1966;#501744 Mary Joanne Stevens 1964;
  • Will:
  • Will: Payroll of Lt. Jacob Bards party of Northumberland Co, PA Militia, May 1780. Sergt. Andrew Leist 8 days. Others found on this list: Geroge Galss, Henry Meiser, Jno. Bowerman, Michael Att, DANIEL STIMELY, BARNHARD EBERHARD, Phillip Neity, Jacob
    Spate, George Sweinford.
  • Will:
  • Will: Andrew Leist listed as a Pvt in Northumberland Co, Militia. Listed in Roster of "Soldiers who received Depreciations Pay" as per cancelled certificates on file in the Division of Public Records.
  • Will:
  • Will: Northumberland Company First Battalion "A return of the company officers elected in the first battalion Northumberland Co. Commed by Lieut. Col. Peter Hosterman, Third Company, Capt. Andrew Leist.
  • Will:
  • Will: Andrew Leist of Pickaway Co., OH: Pvt. [c] Militia, Northumberland Co, PA also Sgt. 8 days with Jacob Bard's party [c] May 1780, Northumberland Co, Pa. Born Berks Co., PA 30 Nov 1755, married Elizabeth ____ about 1773. Children: David,
    Catherine, Mary, Andrew, John, Jacob, George, Peter, Phillip, Samuel, Elisabeth. Died 30 Nov 1821 Pickaway Co., OH. Buried at Zion Cem., Washington Twp, Pickaway Co, OH near main entrance. MI: Andrew Leist born 1755 - died 1821" with other
    inscriptions in German. Farmer. 18 8 19 20 21 22
  • HIST:
  • HIST: Andreas Leist, Sen. ist Gebohren den 30 November 1755. Im Staat Neu Jarcy Neu Garmon Town. Tauf Zeugen waren Andreas Melig u. dessen Ehe Weib Catarina. Elisabeth Leist ist gebohren den 25 Juli 1757. Getauft von Herr Mielenberg. Geboren in
    Daffen Caunty im Staat Pensilvanien. Tauf Zeugen waren gewesen Peter Maurer u. dessen Ehe Fr. Elisabeth. _________. Betauft von Pfarr Steber.
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  • HIST: Andreas Leist, Sen. was born on 30 November 1755 in the State of New Jersey, New Germantown. Baptismal sponsors were Andreas Melig and his wife Catarina. Baptized by Mr. Mielenberg.
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  • HIST: Elisabeth Leist was born on 25 Jul 1757. Born in Dauphin County in the State of Pennsylvania. Baptismal sponsors were Peter Maurer and his wife Elisabeth. _______ Baptized by Pastor Steber.
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  • HIST: New Germantown, located in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, is now known as Oldwick. Andreas Melig [Originally Molich, and usually Anglicized as Melick or Malick] was baptized on 17 Dec 1729 in Bendorf, Germany, and died on 29 June 1820 near
    Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He was married to Catharine [1741-1804], and was a son of Johannes Molich [1702-1763], who was a trustee of the Zion Lutheran Church at New Germantown.
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  • HIST: "Mr. Mielenberg" is undoubtedly the Rev. Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg, who was born in Einbeck, Germany on 6 Sep 1711 and died 7 Oct. 1787 in Montgomery Co, PA. He is known as the "Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America" and served the
    Zion Lutheran Church at New Germantown [among others].
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  • HIST: The Peter Maurer mentioned here could be the Peter Maurer who was married to Catharina Elisabetha Kniess on 20 Apr 1756 by the Rev. Johann Caspar Stoever.
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  • HIST: "Pastro Steber" is probably a reference to Rev. Johann Caspar Stoever, who was born on 21 Dec 1707 in Ludorf, Germany. He served several parishes throughout southeastern Pennsylbania, and died on 13 May 1779.
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  • HIST: The minister Mr. Muhlenberg who was instrumental in establishing the Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania and Maryland left several journals. They are not an actual set of books but rather diaries and day books kept by the Rev. None survive for the
    year 1755. All three volumes of the journals have been indexed for every person and place mentioned. No listing for LEIST or LYST is found in the published volumes. Rev. Muhlenberg was serving in capacity as minster in New Germantown, New
    Jersey, perhaps he did not deem it necessary to mention the persons he was baptizing.
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  • HIST: Other members [Isiah Leist, 1890's] researching the Leist family have suggested that Andrew's father was DAVID LEIST. And it is believed that they were in Berks Co., PA and before that Bucks Co., PA. Berks Co. church records and land records
    have been searched. However Bucks Co., PA joins Hunterdon Co., NJ and this area should be searched for land records.
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  • HIST: The Kirchenbuch of the Corporation of Zion in New Germantown, Hunterdon Co., NJ, listed DAVID LEIST and [presumed wife] Christina on a list of those receiving Communion on 18 May 1770.. No LEIST christenings were found in the parish register,
    which began the recording of vital statistics in 1770/1771. This record shows that David Leist and his wife were in fact in New Jersey, about fifteen years after the birth of their putative son Andrew [b1755]. Their children probably were all
    baptized before the parish began officially keeping the records, with the records thus remaining in the care of the individual pastors, rather than being retained by the congregation.
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  • HIST: Prior to 1772, roughly that part of Snyder County lying south of the Middle Creek was part of Cumberland County. The part north of Middle Creek belonged to Berks County. Some of the people listed in 1768 tax list probably lived in Berks County.
    In 1772 Northumberland was formed and the southern boundry of the New County, west of the Susquehanna River, was the Mahantango Creek, and what is now Snyder County, except Monroe Twp., became in 1772, Penn Twp. of Northumberland County. 23 24 24 18
  • Change Date: 24 JUL 1995

    Father: David LEIST b: ABT 1735
    Mother: Elizabeth CATHERINE Christina ?

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth LANDMAN b: 25 JUL 1757 in Dauphin Co, PA
    • Married: 10 NOV 1776 in Prob Northumberland Co, Pa
    1. Has Children David LEIST b: 16 AUG 1777 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 18 OCT 1777 in Northumberland Co, PA
    2. Has No Children Catherine "Caty" LEIST b: 7 APR 1779 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 26 APR 1779 in Northumberland Co, PA
    3. Has No Children Mary Ann LEIST b: 15 DEC 1780 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 1 APR 1781 in Northumberland Co, PA
    4. Has Children Andrew LEIST b: 4 OCT 1782 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 22 OCT 1782 in Northumberland Co, PA
    5. Has Children John LEIST b: 20 APR 1784 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 29 MAY 1784 in Northumberland Co, PA
    6. Has No Children Mary Ann LEIST b: 16 MAR 1786 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 1 APR 1786 in Northumberland Co, PA
    7. Has Children Jacob LEIST b: 1 AUG 1788 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 10 FEB 1788 in Northumberland Co, PA
    8. Has Children George LEIST b: 20 SEP 1789 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 22 SEP 1790 in Northumberland Co, PA
    9. Has Children Mary Anne LEIST b: 25 AUG 1792 in Northumberland Co, PA
    10. Has Children Phillip LEIST b: 20 JAN 1795 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 26 APR 1795 in Northumberland Co, PA
    11. Has Children Peter LEIST b: 28 FEB 1798 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 9 MAY 1798 in Northumberland Co, PA
    12. Has No Children Samuel LEIST b: 29 MAR 1800 in Northumberland Co, PA c: 27 APR 1800 in Northumberland Co, PA
    13. Has No Children Elizabeth LEIST b: 7 OCT 1802 in Northumberland Co, PA

      Mission, KS 66202
    2. Name: The arrival of the entire family [Andrew and all of his children] was determined by census.
    3. Name: Dr. Charles A. Fisher, "Snyder County Pioneers" [1838] [n.pub] Andrew assessed in 1776 in Penns Twp; as mason in 1799; in Capt. John Molls Company., Capt. Motz and Lt. Jacob Spees. Capt. in 1785.
    4. Name: Daughters of the American Revolution: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution, V. 3, 58th NSDAR Report, p413.
      Name: Daughters of American Revolution First Supplement Patriot Index, 5th series, v.3.
      Name: Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Quarterly [1967] p8. [Quotes an article published in the Middleburg Post [1899] listing Revolutionary War Soldiers from that area. Andrew [List] appears on the list.]
      Name: Frank D. Henderson, Adjutent General, [comp] "the Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio" [n. pub.] v. 1, p224.
    5. Name: "Pennsylvania Archives" Sixth Series, v.3, p905 [PA Militia, Capt. 3rd Co, 1st Battalion under command of Lieut. Col. Peter Hosterman].
      Name: "Pennsylvania Archives" "Revolutionary War Ancestors and Veterans" 5th Series, v.4, p370.
      Name: "Pennsylvania Archives" 5th Series, v.8, p677 [payroll of Lt. Jacob Bard's Party of Northumberland Co., militia, May 1780, lists Andrew Leist.
      Name: "Pennsylvania Archives", 5th Series, v.4 p370 lists Andrew Leist as Pvt. in Northumberland Co Militia. Listed in roster of "Soldiers who received depreciations Pay as per cancelled certificate on file in the Division of Public Records.
    6. Name: Ross County Historical Society, Chillicothe, OH and the Library of Congress, Wash DC
      Name: Index to wills, books A and B, p334 "Ohio Genealogical Quarterly" Pickaway County 1810-1837.
    7. Name: Snyder County Juniata and Susquehanna Valleys in Penn, p1409, 1501, 1502. Penns Twp, Snyder Co.
    8. Name: Snyder County Annals, no. 1, George W. Wagenseller, A. M., Litt. M. p165
    9. Name: Annals of Buffalo Valley, pp92, 331. 319
    10. Name: Deed Book 1, p389, recorded 28 Apr 1797 [copy in compilers possession]
    11. Name: Deed Book K, pp94, 95. made 13 Oct 1797 [copy in compilers possession]
    12. Name: Deed Book K, p124. Northumberland Co, Courthouse, recorded 22 Oct 1797 [copy in compilers possession]
    13. Name: Deed Book K, pp154, 155, recorded 12 Apr 1797, Northumberland Co, PA [copy in compilers possession]
    14. Name: Deed Book K, p155, recorded 25 Apr 1797, Northumberland County, PA [copy in compilers possession
    15. Name: Deed book K, p276, Northumberland County, PA
    16. Name: Deed book, M, p173, 15 Jan 1803, Northumberland County, PA.
    17. Name: Deed book P, p528, 5 Apr 1810
    18. Name: Snyder County Pioneers, Chas. A. Fischer, p1, 53
    19. Name: "Pennsylvania Archives," 5th Series, v.8, p677
    20. Name: "Pennsylvania Archives," 5th Series, v.4, p370
    21. Name: "Pennsylvania Archives," sixth series, v.3, p905.
    22. Name: Pickaway Plains Chapter [Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution buried in Ohio. DAR, p224]
    23. Name: Omega Translations, 1994
    24. Name: Kirchenbuch der Corporation von Zion in New=Germantown in West =Jersey; Baptisims, marriages, deaths, communicants 1770-1922. FHL film #888766.

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