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Johan Peter Lenhart was born May 4, 1708 in Horn Hunsrueck,
Rheinland, Prussen, Germany; d. April 4, 1774, York, Dover Twp.,PA. He married
in Pfalz-Rhineland, Germany, Maria Margaretha, b. September 28, 1715,
Zweibrucken, Pfalz-Rhineland, Germany. 1708 Johan Peter Lenhart is the son of
Johan Christopffel and Anna Eva Kessler. Grandson of Hanss Velten Lenhardt of
Chumbt. It appears they lived and worked at the Chumbt Monastery on Monastery
Lands. It appears Chumbt was a town or village in the Zweibrucken area.
Zweibrucken, then was a principality or county as we would think of it, and
not just a city as it is today, so if this is where JPL went, they would have
been in any of the towns or villages and it would still be considered
Johan Peter emigrated to america, arriving in Philadelphia,
PA aboard the ship, "Two Brothers" on September 15, 1748. March, 1749, he
received a patent for a tract of land in Philadelphia County, Moyamensing
Township, PA, which he later conveyed in 1771 to his son Jacob Lenhart, at
what is now Lenhartsville. Part or all of Philadelphia county later became
known as Berks county
Favorite Research Links
Ancestry.com Home Page
Cyndi Howells Interview on "About Genealogy"
Georgia K. Bopp's Web Site (Excellent Lenhart Research)