Peter Lehman and wife, Martha Stines Lehman


My Lehman line is documented back to Henry Lehman born December 18, 1808 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Devender (last name taken from her son Simon's death certificate). I have no proof of Henry's fathers name but the implication is that Martin Lehman born January 1, 1744 in Weisbaden, Germany is Henry's grandfather but do not know which of Martin's sons (Henry born 12/19/1775, Christian born 5/28/1778, George born 6/11/1781, Martin, Jr. born 8/8/1787 or John born 8/14/1790) was Henry's father. All of Martin Lehman's children were born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Based on the ages of Martin's children, any of the four oldest sons could potentially have been Henry's father. Logical assumption would be Martin's son Henry born in 1775 but I have no proof of that.

Henry and Elizabeth Lehman had seven children: Maria born about 1830; Catherine born June 25th, 1834; Simon born December 15th, 1836; Henry D. Lehman, Jr. born about 1838; Peter C. (my ancestor) born June 7th, 1843; William born November 2, 1847 and Elizabeth Jane born about 1849. All children were born in Pennsylvania except for the two youngest, William and Elizabeth Jane who were born in Wayne County, Ohio. 

Of their children, all four sons fought in the Civil War, each in a different Indiana regiment. Simon Lehman fought with Indiana 21st heavy artillerly, Henry Lehman fought with the Indiana 31st in Company F "Greene County Union Guards". Henry's unit was listed as one of the Top 300 Regiments in William F. Fox's "Regimental Losses in the American Civil War (1861-1865)". It fought in such Hellish battles as Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain Siege of Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville. Henry survived the Battle of Shiloh only to be fatally wounded at Stones River months later. Henry is buried at Stones River, Tennessee in Section G, grave 2833. 

Peter C. Lehman, my great-grandfather, fought in the Indiana 59th, Company E. This was a volunteer regiment in which he enlisted December 1, 1861 in Bloomfield, Indiana. His Enlistment papers state age: 19, eyes: blue, hair: brown, height: 5'9". He was discharged at Louisville, Kentucky on July 17, 1865. He fought in the Battles of Vicksburg and Corinth and was with Sherman on his March to the Sea. 

Henry's and Peter's younger brother, William also fought in the Civil War in the Indiana 72nd Volunteers (Mounted Infantry). Being that it was a mounted infantry it can be surmised that William had his own horse. The unit was mustered into service on August 16, 1862 when William was only 15 years old.

I am descended from Peter and Martha (Stines) Lehman through their daughter Grace who married Lewis Alva Elston (Engeldow) who were both school teachers.

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