"The Martins, Halls, and Other Midwest Pioneer Families":Information about Maria Elizabeth Linxweiler
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Maria Elizabeth Linxweiler (b. January 15, 1764, d. March 27, 1836)Maria Elizabeth Linxweiler (daughter of Johann Nikel Linxweiler and Maria Elisabeth Stoll) was born January 15, 1764 in Dorenbach near Zweibrucken, Germany, and died March 27, 1836 in Haddon Twp., Sullivan Co., Indiana.She married Peter Lisman on July 01, 1784 in Dorrenbach, Lorddom of Zweibrucken, Germany.
Notes for Maria Elizabeth Linxweiler:
The Linxweiler family in Germany prospered.Articles were found concerning Maria's inheritance, said to be worth millions.She never returned to Germany to collect it because she married against her father's wishes.Family lore tells that she sent someone back to Germany to collect it, but she never heard from the person or her money again.Someone else said that her brother, Adam, returned to Germany to claim it.A newspaper clipping indicated that a Mrs. Parvin was attempting to claim it for the family.
A numer of artifacts were left at the Lisman homestead including the silk hankerchief with the Spanish Mill dollars they brought with them to the new territory to buy land with.Upon arrival, however, they learned that only hard currency was legal tender and it was worthless to them.The family story passed down is that a child was sold into servitude (bondage) so they would have the funds for their land purchase.
More About Maria Elizabeth Linxweiler:
Burial: Unknown, Indiana.
More About Maria Elizabeth Linxweiler and Peter Lisman:
Marriage: July 01, 1784, Dorrenbach, Lorddom of Zweibrucken, Germany.
Children of Maria Elizabeth Linxweiler and Peter Lisman are:
- +Peter Cartwright Lisman, Sr., b. 1786, New Jersey, d. July 01, 1867, Fort Lisman, Carlisle, Haddon Twp., Sullivan County, Indiana.
- +Adam Lisman, b. March 10, 1782, Germany, d. December 13, 1864, Haddon Twp, Sullivan Co., Indiana.
- Andrew Lisman, b. 1784, d. date unknown.
- +John Lisman, b. 1795, Vandersburg, Indiana, d. 1866, Henderson County, Kentucky.
- +Catherine Lisman, b. July 04, 1800, d. October 12, 1876, Sullivan County, Indiana.
- Henry Lisman, b. 1794, d. date unknown.
- James C. Lisman, b. July 10, 1788, d. date unknown.