An American Family History

George 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.

George LeFevre was born on April 22, 1771 in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John LeFevre and Anna Margaret Henning.

He married Susanna Hartman on April 16, 1796. Susanna was born on March 18, 1774 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Christian Hartman and Barbara Anna Brubaker.

George and Susanna's children included:
Anne LeFevre (1797),
Sarah LeFevre (1799),
Abraham LeFevre (1803),
George LeFevre (1810), and
Christian LeFevre (1813).

George died on December 16, 1847 and was buried at LeFevre Cemetery.

Susanna died on Feb. 11, 1872.

"Grandmother LeFevre" known to so many for so many years (she was nearly 100 years old), was tall, straight as a soldier, and quick on her feet. One winter morning in her 98th year, when a mist had put an icy coating on the kitchen porch, she went out quickly to feed her chickens. Not noticing the icy surface of the floor, she slipped, and falling, broke her hip. The shock and injury was too much for her system, and in a couple of weeks Grandmother departed from earthly scenes.

George died on December 16, 1847.

Susanna died on February 11, 1872.

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.