John Leonard Ellmaker

Brief Life History of John Leonard

John Leonard Ellmaker was born on 21 December 1697, in Nuremberg, Bavaria as the son of Eliza Ellmaker and Mary Magdalena Bremer Oelmacher. He married Anna Margretha Hornberger on 6 May 1726, in Frankenthal, Bautzen, Saxony, Germany. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 May 1782, in Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Earl Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Leonard Ellmaker
Anna Margretha Hornberger
Marriage: 6 May 1726
Maria Magdalena Ellmaker
Anthony Pretter Ellmaker
Elias Ellmaker
Philip Leonard Ellmaker
Anna Maria Catherine Ellmaker
John Leonard Ellmaker Jr.
Anna Margaretha Frick
Johann Jacob Ellmaker
Nathaniel Ignacious Ellmacker

Sources (15)

  • John Leonard's birth
  • Johann Bernhard Ehenocker, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • John Leonard Ellmaker, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1728: Chester, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1729: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


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Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for someone who manufactured drums and rollers; see Welle 2 and Weller 3.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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