Ferree , widow Schely marry Baltzell, Balsel
I am a descendant of Isaac Lefever founder of "The Pennsylvania Lefevres" born 1669 in France and wife Catherine Ferree. In Lancaster PA their offspring married Ferree again (several generations). Son Christian Lefevre & wife Ann Ferre settled in Frederick.My ancestor- son Daniel Lefever born 1713 bought Frederick land called Bonnetts Resolution in 1753 from Martin Wetzel. He married Mary Catherine Kerr in Lancaster.
My WALL is their son Elias Lefever born 1743 owned that land 1768-1803 SW of Graceham and his wife's surname is unknown. She was Mary Salome___. She died March 1797 at age 49 (Evangelical Reformed church record). She was probably born 1748 and married Elias about 1765-7.
Salome & Mary Salome were names commonly used by some Lancaster families like Forney, Carpenter, Zimmerman, Miller Kemp, etc.Quite a few left lancaster for Frederick mid 1700's and are found in the Evangelical (German Reformed) church, Frederick.
Jacob Lefever born 1785, a son of the above couple was raised by "uncle Major Baltzell". It is not known how he was an "uncle".
In my research I found: Baltzell or Balsel married to many early Evangelical families. Included; SCHLEY, widow married Jacob Balzell 1761 & widow to Baltzell date unreadable.Also found: SCHELELEY (?), Mary Magdelena wife of Bremmer witness 1754 to baptism of Maria Magdelena, daughter of Peter Ballzel and Anna Maria. Will share information on Lefever, Baltzell Kerr & Ferree.