Leatherman (Ledermann, Ledterman, Letherman) family
Leatherman (Ledermann, Ledterman, Letherman), a Mennonite family which is
represented chiefly though not exclusively in the Franconia
Conference (Mennonite Church)
congregations, particularly of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
It has died out among the Mennonites of Germany. The
progenitor of these Bucks County Leathermans was Jacob Ledterman, who came
to America from Europe in 1741 (d. 1769) at the age of 32, with his wife and
sons Jacob and Abraham. He settled at Deep Run in Bucks County, at which place
the Mennonites built their first meetinghouse in 1746. Most of his children
were born in America. Among the Leathermans who have served in the ministry
of the Franconia Conference congregations were Samuel Leadrerman (1815-1904),
Line Lexington, ordained preacher in 1843 and bishop in 1876; John M. Leatherman
(1845-1924), Deep Run, ordained preacher in 1889; John E. Leatherman (1909-
), after 1936 a missionary in Tanganyika; Quintus Leatherman (1903- ), after
1952 a missionary in London. In 1878 the Mennonite Publishing Co., of Elkhart,
IN, published a 32-page booklet for children entitled Bible Lessons, written
by Daniel S. Leatherman. Many of the non-Mennonite
Letherman, John & Emma Leatherman Candler. All Leatherman Kin History. Nappanee, IN, 1940.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 303. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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