Ancestry of Patrick & Donna (Lee) Jones:Information about Noel Lieuman
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Noel Lieuman (d. date unknown)Noel Lieuman39 died date unknown.
Notes for Noel Lieuman:
The following is the information presented in the first five pages of PROBABLE DESCENDANTS OF NOEL LIEUMAN, by Sterling Jones, Jr.
PROBABLE DESCENDANTS OF NOEL LIEUMAN:
THOSE DESERVING SPECIAL THANKS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE WERE:
MR. MAURICE EDWIN LEWMAN & WIFE, ANNA (CAUDILL) LEWMAN
MR. PAUL HOWARD LEWMAN
MRS. BONNIE JEAN (LUMAN) DIAKIW
MRS. MARIE LUMAN, WIFE OF GILBERT LUMAN
MRS. MINNIE (EMMONS) DOYLE
MRS. CAROLYN BLANTON
MR. LLOYD LANE LUMAN
MRS. DONNA (LEE) JONES
May all of the aboved mentioned persons live a long life to enjoy the fruits of their achievements and accomplishments, all of the above have willingly gave their time and knowledge for the future generations to know of the suffering of these great ancestors of ours, who gave all their energy, hope and prayers that we the future generation might have the good life they dreamed of.Their unselfish sharing has made this, a starting point for perhaps a more complete and future genealogy, I hope I have gave them and you justice.I feel our ancestors succeeded.
Sterling Jones, Jr.
(Also a descendant)
The individual listed above is thought to have been the father of Caleb and Moses Lewman, of whom the genealogies are associated with as descendants of the two brothers above.
At one time I had the much need information in my hand at the Middletown, Ohio Library but due to having found it only a few moments before closing time and the difference in the spelling of the last name, I failed to take the leap forward and chance making a copy.A few months later I realized there were other spellings than Looman, Lewman and last by not least Luman.
From a few scraps of notes I still have the page number but one found several return trips failed to located the much treasured book in the Pennsylvania genealogy section.The above mentioned book has never showed again.The title mentioned the Palatine Germans but my notes does not list the exact title.
If my memory is not failing me as I type this I think that the date of arrival was in the early 1740's perhaps 1742-3.I feel that all can honestly claim Noel Lieuman as our earliest ancestor and most likely the two brothers listed are two of his sons, perhaps others are descendants of Noel also.Even though I feel it is all true but I left the first generation blank on the Index and family tree sheets.
The first Moravians to come to North America came by the way of London, England where they had gone to secure religious freedomm.They worked hard on their own for meager pay and asked for little from their new society.Somewhere a year later they were given a Land Grant in Up State New York and settled a couuple of towns there.They were all trades persons and very soon the villages were thriving communities.
Upon the successful experiment by the Moravians in New York, for over twenty years three and four and some years more of the Moravians from Paletine, Germany were shipped to Pennsylvania with a very careful record of each ship load being logged in at the port of entry, usually Baltimore, MD.After going through some twenty years of records, I found not one person with a name I could relate as a possibility of being a member of the Seamands family or its variations of spelling.
To be singled out as a Moravian, I would need to know just what one must be to be put in this group of special persons.My findings follow:
The Moravian Church is a Protestant denomination founded in the 18th century but tracing its origin to the Unitas Fratrum of the 15th-century Hussite movement in Bohemia and Moravia.
During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Bohemian Brethren by the Counter-Reformation and proscription by the Peace of Westphalia (1648) through the efforts of a so-called hidden seed of loyal adherents.In the meantime Protestantism in general had lost some of the vitality of its beginning.Revival came in the form of German Pietism in the late 17th century, increasing the unrest among the underground Protestants in nearby Moravia and Bohemia.Flight to Protestants portions of Germany became widespread, and Pietism had a profound influence upon many of the nobility.Thus it was that the young Count Nikolas Ludwig von Zinzendorf became the agent through whom the "hidden seed" was restored.
A group of families adhering to the tradition of the Bohemian fled Moravia in 1722 and settled on the Count's estate in Saxony, where they founded Herrnhut.The village was almost immediately attracted a growing stream of exiles from Bohemia and Moravia, as well as Pietists from Germany and beyond.The community worshipped and partook of the sacraments in the Lutheran parish church of the adjacent village of Berthelsdorf.There were also may extra-church services in an assembly hall in Herrnhut.
The Count, a devoted Lutheran, tried to keep the refugees within the state church.His aversion to what seemed like sectarianism was overcome when he realized that he was confronted with a remnant of a church older than his own.Reluctantly he helped them to revive their own tradition, though the ultimate development was twofold.Herrnhut became the mother community of what came to be called the Moravian Church.It also became the centre for a network of societies on the established Pietist pattern, working for the nurture of spiritual life within the state churches, mostly Lutherian, but also including some Reformed churches.This latter phase of Moravianism on the Continent came to be known as the "diaspora" and its members THE far outnumbered those who belonged to the Moravian Church as a denomination.
A remarkable, unifying experience of fellowship at a special Communion service on August 13, 1727, dispelled dissension from the community and created lasting evangelical zeal.Herrnhut within a few years became the centre of a worldwide program of Christian outreach.The first diaspora evangelists began their itinerations in 1727, and the first foreign missionaries left Herrnhut to work among black slaves in the West Indies in 1732.Within two decades missions to Greenland, Suriname, South Africa, Algiers, and among North American Indians followed.This concern for missions, especially among peoples of underdeveloped lands, characterized the church thereafter.
Herrnhut developed a unique type of community in which civic and church life were integrated into a therocratic society, a prototype for about 20 such settlements in Europe, the British Isles and America.The Moravian villages supported themselves and their projects by thriving handicraft industries.
In the British Isles, Moravians came to London in 1734 en route to mission work in the American colonies and made contacts that let to the formation of the Fetter Lane Society in 1738, the forerunner of churches in England, Wales, and Ireland, John Wesley came to know the Moravians on board ship enroute to Georgia in 1735-36, and upon his return home two years later both he and his brother Charles affiliated with the Moravians.They worked together until 1740 after which Methodism and Moravianism went their separated ways.
In North America the first Moravian venture in the Americas was a mission among the black slaves in the West Indies (1732) however their mission motive and uncertain status in Europe eventually brought them to Georgia in 1735.Zinzendorf saw in America an opportunity to evangelize the Indians and a haven from possible suppression at home.Unsuccessful in Georgia the group went to Pennsylvania in 1740 and founded Nazareth and Bethlehem.The prospect of organizing the many German settlers of Lutherian and Reformed background not to mention sectarian bodies into a church was an additional factor in Zinzendorf's interest in Pennsylvania.He spent 14 months in America (1741-43) and set up a program patterned after that of Europe.His plan of church union failed, but he did succeed in establishing the Moravian Church in the New World.
The Moravian Church adheres to its original principle of the Bible as the only rule of faith and practice.It subscribes to both the Apostles and Nicene creeds, but does not have a distinctive creed of its own, believing that in the various confessions of the main bodies of Protestantism the chief THE articles of the Christian faith are already set forth.Its litany used at the Easter sunrise service is generally accepted as summarizing its main beliefs.Worship is liturgical and follows the traditional church year.Communion is observed about six times a year and in some areas monthly.German chorales figure prominently in the hymns used.Strongly Christocentre the Moravian Church places emphasis upon the sufferingn of Christ during Holy Week preceding Easter.
By the time our ancestors reached what is now the state of Kentucky most if not all were devoted Methodists with many burials being in a MethodistChurch burial grounds.For their beliefs the suffered greatly, with a spirit nothing can happen we cannot survive.When wars came they served, when peace came they returned to home and family.And still their determination to succeed you will find them from coast to coast, most never lost their enjoyment for a get-together and with their sense of humor nothing was too difficult task for them to survive it.Weren't they great?May they long be remembered!
When I look back how great life has been, I have many ancestors who suffered greatly to make it possible, I hope my trails into the past has made these ancestors greatly appreciated and perhaps inspire others to preserve the tradition, I realize the difficulties when a generation lets down, when two generations lets down we need help, when three lets down our past is nearly lost.Our ancestors suffered too long and hard to let them be forgotten. (SJJ)
SOURCE: Jones, Sterling.Probable Descendants of Noel Lieuman, page 33.
THE LOOMAN / LUMAN / LEWMAN / LIEUMAN FAMILIES
The name is believed to have been "Leuman" originally which would have been a trade name meaning perhaps "Candle Maker" or one who furnished light in ancient times.Most early "CENSUS" and other records seem to have used the Looman spelling; even though the individual families seemed to have used Luman or Lewman.
Looman was probably the English spelling and would have been for the English trade name "Loom Man" or loom maker used in the production of cloth manufacturing.
The Kentucky families of Lewman and Lumans will forever be indebted to Paul H. Lewman of Stocton, California for his unselfish sharing of material he has obtained, and thus making this writing possible to further share with readers of my findings.
The two earliest family heads both have an approximate date of birth; and in appreciation of Paul's sharing, we will start with his branch of the family first.
More About Noel Lieuman:
Immigration: Abt. 1742, Sailed to America from Hamburg, Germany..40
NOTE: At least three researchers have come to the name Noel Lieuman with no positive proof that he was the father of both Caleb and Moses Luman / Lewman / Looman / Lieuman..40
Children of Noel Lieuman are:
- +Moses Lewman, b. Abt. 174041, d. Abt. March 20, 1808, Allegany County, Maryland41.