An American Family History

Daniel LeFevre 1713

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.

Pennsylvania is one of the 13 original states and was originally founded in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake.

Daniel LeFevre, Jr. was born on March 29 1713 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was the first European child born in the Pequea Valley His parents were Isaac LeFevre and Catherine Ferree.

Daniel married Mary Catherine Kerr.

Christian LeFevre (1737, married Anne Ferree),
Mary LeFevre (1738, married David Ferree),
Catherine LeFevre (1740, married Peter LeFevre),
Elias LeFevre (1743),
David LeFevre (1745, married Anna Maria Zeller),
Esther LeFevre (1748, died age 14),
Solomon LeFevre (1749, died age 2), and
Daniel LeFevre (1752, married Elizabeth Peck).

Daniel died in April, 1781 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


First printed in Boston 1745

Children of Isaac LeFevre and
Catherine Ferree

  • Abraham LeFevre
  • Philip LeFevre
  • Daniel LeFevre
  • Mary LeFevre Deshler
  • Esther LeFevre Harman
  • Samuel LeFevre
  • Lush forests in Colonial America allowed settlers to build wooden homes.