An American Family History

Jacob LeFevre

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.

Jacob LeFevre was born on March 24, 1766 in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His parents were John LeFevre and Anna Margaret Henning.

He married Rebecca Bachtell about 1790. Rebecca was born December 4, 1770 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Their children and life together are discussed in detail in the section on Jacob and Rebecca LeFevre.

Children of Jacob LeFevre and
Rebecca Bachtell
  • David LeFevre
  • Samuel LeFevre
  • Isaac LeFevre (died young)
  • Jacob LeFevre
  • Margaret LeFevre Kelsey
  • Mary LeFevre
  • Rebecca L. LeFevre Swope
  • John LeFevre
  • Elizabeth LeFevre
  • William LeFevre
  • Sarah Ann LeFevre

  • Rebecca died February 3, 1829.

    Jacob died November 8, 1844.

    He was buried at McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio.


    Children of John LeFevre
    and Anna Margaret Henning

  • Mary LeFevre Shultz
  • Elizabeth LeFevre Leaman
  • Catherine LeFevre Keeports
  • Abraham LeFevre
  • John LeFevre
  • Jacob LeFevre
  • George LeFevre
  • Europeans began to settle in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area about 1710. It was part of Chester County until May 10, 1729.




    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    Jacob LeFevre
    Mary LeFevre Long
    Thomas Long
    Viola Long Bertrand
    Emma Ethel Bertrand
    Virginia Smith Miller