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View Tree for Peter Sr. LeboPeter Sr. Lebo (b. Abt. 1706, d. 15 Feb 1783)

Peter Sr. Lebo (son of Johannes Lebo and Judith Hanotiaux) was born Abt. 1706 in Europe, and died 15 Feb 1783 in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania. He married (1) Margaret. He married (2) Susanna.

 Includes NotesNotes for Peter Sr. Lebo:
Peter came to Pennsylvania from Europe with his father. He was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1765, when he was identified from Heidelberg Township in Berks County. The first documentation found for him was a land grant received on 1/23/1737 for 182 acres in Lancaster County, which later became part of Tulpehocken Township in Berks County. This coincided with John's appearance in Tulpehocken.

He and his brother Abraham were listed in Christian Lauer's account book of 1744, but his father was not. He is on the Lindenmuth map of early settlers. It has been suggested that he attended Reed's Church, but this was probably in its early days with both Lutheran and Reformed congregations. After the formation of St. John's (Host) Reformed Church around 1736, he seems to have been most involved with it, although there are identifiable references only in 1749, 1753 and 1765. Three of his daughters were baptized by Stoever in Tulpehocken between 1744 and 1751, and he was listed in Tulpehocken tax records from 1754 to 1772. He seems then to have moved to Newmans town, where he was listed in tax records from 1772 to 1779 and sponsored 2 baptisms at Millbach in 1774 and 1776.

In his will dated 2/5/1783 he was identified "of Heidelberg Township in the County of Lancaster". From references in his will to "in lots", he was evidently living in Newmanstown at the time of his death. However, since he was not on the tax lists between 1780 and 1783, he must have been living with one of his daughters. In his will he referred only to his oldest son Jacob and his youngest daughter Susanna, but allocated with only a blank line beside them. Presumably the Executor knew of 2 other children but did not know their names, but is surprising that the settlement was approved without the names having been added.

In the baptisms of his daughters by Stoever his wife's name was not given, but for the baptism of John Wohlleben at Tulpehocken in 1747 the sponsors were Peter Leppo and wife Susanna". Susanna must have died, because the sponsors at Millbach in 1776 were Peter and Margaret Lebo, and his wife was called Margaret in his will. Neither maiden name nor date and place of marriage have been found. Margaret was in the 1790 Census in Dauphin County.

In the record of what is probably the first communion at Host Church on Christmas Day 1753 there is a listing for a "Peter LeBeaux".

The names of Abram and Peter Lebo both appear on the 1754 and 1759 tax list of Tulpehocken, Berks County, PA. Jacob Pfeiffer's name appears on the 1759 list of taxable, but not on the 1754 list.

7 Jan 1749, Peter sponsored Peter S/O Valentin Mayer. Records of Host Reformed Church, Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, PA, 1748-1895, translated and copied by Mrs. C.M. Steinmetz, p. 2.

On Dec. 27, 1756 Peter Lebo and Catharina Elizabeth Riegel sponsored Catharina Elisabeth, D/O Johann Jacob Pfeiffer and wife Anna Margaretha.

Berks County Deed Book 12:309. [LDS FHL 0020768] 22 Oct 1778. - Between John Liebenguth, Tulpehocken Township, Berks, PA, yeoman and Catharine his wife to Peter Lebo, Tulpehocken Township, yeoman, (A long history of the land is given before it reached John Liebenguth.) Patented by the Proprietaries of PA to Matthias Tabler, 8 Oct 1750. Lond on the northeast branch of Suataro Creek.

Peter Lebo of Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County wrote his will 15 Feb 1783; it was proved 8 Mar 1783. The executor was Frederick Kapp. The widow was Margaret. Peter named 2 of his children, Jacob and Susanna. The Abstracts of Wills and Administrations for Lancaster County, PA.

Lancaster County Will Book D1:338, 1783. Last Will and Testament of Peter Lebo, deceased, of Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County. The clerk stated the will was written in the German language and therefore could not be recorded. Probated 8 March 1783. Witnesses: Henry Klinger and Peter Numan.

An abstract of the Orphans Court Proceeding of Peter Lebo of Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County, appeared in the History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon, by Morton L. Montgomery, p. 341. The article named Peter Lebo's wife Margaret and children: Jacob, Peter, Henry, Susanna Bellman and Magdalena Neumann.

Ed H. Wiser in The Lebo Family: "In his will Peter referred only to his eldest son Jacob and his youngest daughter Susanna, but the estate settlement listed three sons (Jacob, Peter and Henry) and two daughters (Susanna and Magdalena). Strangely two additional shares were allocated with only a blank line beside them. Presumably the Executor knew of two other children, but did not know their names, but it is surprising that the settlement was approved without the names having been added." [The names of 2 more children.]

Orphans Court Records of Lancaster County, PA., Book 1784-1787, p. 417. "Ferderick Kapp, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Peter Lebo, late of Heidelberg Township, deceased, produced to the court the account of his Administration of his Executor ship on the estate of the said deceased duly passed before the Registrar whereby there appears a Balance in his Hands of 94 pounds, 11 shilling, 4 pence which account the court on examination allows and appoints of and directs that after deducting 12 shillings the expenses of this Court the remainder amounting to L93.19.4 be paid and distributed agreeable to the Last Will and Testament of the said deceased, to wit:
To Margaret the widow of the deceased
including her Legacy of L20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L 44.13.1
To Jacob Lebo including his Legacy of 10/ - - - - - L 6.18.0
To Peter Lebo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L 6.18.0
To Henry Lebo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L 6.18.0
To Bellmen and Susanna his wife
including her Legacy of L4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L 6.18.0
To Magdalena Nauman - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L 6.18.0
To - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L 6.18.0
To - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L 6.18.0
- - - - - - - - -
L 93.19.4"


On page 3 of, "The Lebo Family", E.H. Wiser writes, "According to The Lebo Pioneer by Joseph B. Lebo, "Peter Lebo migrated to America in 1710". Mr. Lebo placed Peter with the group of Palatines who landed in New York, lived in Schoharie and finally settled in Tulpehocken. He also listed the baptisms of three daughters by Rev. Stoever and Peter's death in 1783. However, there is extensive documentation of the group of Palatines who arrived in New York in 1710 and went to Schoharie, and nowhere is the name Lebo, or any similar name, found.

Children of Peter Sr. Lebo and Margaret are:
  1. Catherine Lebo, b. 09 May 1757, d. 29 Jul 1825, Berks Co., PA.

Children of Peter Sr. Lebo and Susanna are:
  1. +Jacob Lebo, b. 1735, d. 19 Mar 1803.
  2. Catharina M Lebo, b. 1738, Tulpehocken, Berks County, PA.
  3. +Peter Jr. Lebo, b. 1740, Tulpehocken, Berks Co, PA, d. Oct 1807, Tulpehocken, Berks Co, PA.
  4. Henrich Lebo, b. 1742, d. 1802.
  5. Maria Magdalena Lebo, b. 1744.
  6. Christina Lebo, b. 1746, d. 1804.
  7. Maria Susanna Lebo, b. 1751, d. 1800.
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