Johann Michael Neuhard
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Peter Neuhard 1

  • Born: 23 Dec 1778, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh, PA 1
  • Christened: 10 Jan 1779, North Whitehall Twp.: Egypt Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA 1

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were Peter Meyer and wife Catharina.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: History of Lehigh County, Volume III, 1914.
Peter Newhard, second son of Michael, the emigrant, was born Nov. 15, 1743, and died Sept. 16, 1813. He was a gunsmith and farmer and during the Revolution his services were in great demand for the making of guns. He owned 345 acres of land near Laury's, and was a member of the Egypt Reformed Church, where he was buried.

He married, first, Magdalena Kohler, who died in 1777, leaving three children: Katharine Elizabeth, born Feb. 25, 1768; Mary Barbara, born Sept. 25, 1776; and Elizabeth, born Nov. 20, 1777.

He married, second, Catharine Miller, born Oct. 6, 1758, died June 23, 1842, who is buried at Indianland. They had six children: Maria Margaret, born Sept. 2, 1779, married, May 17, 1796, Johan Dieter Bauman, born 1772, died 1853, and had eight, sons and four daughters, one of whom, Hon. Dennis Ballman, of Allentown, born in 1819, is still living in Allentown, aged 95 years; Peter Newhard, born Sept. 7, 1786, died Feb. 15, 1789.; Salome, born Aug. 1, 1790, married Michael Deibert, and had children: Dennis, Reuben, Solomon, Mary, and James; Catharine Newhard, married George Kuntz; Magdalena, married Jacob Buchman; and Michael Newhard, born Feb. 28, 1800, died June 11, 1853, married, 1823, Sarah Krauss, born 1802, died 1879 and had six children: William, born Feb. 6, 1825; Reuben, born June 29, 1830, married Susanna Clewell, and had children: William, Reuben, Mrs. Benjamin Kline, Mrs. Lewis Hohl, and Anna M., married Phaon F. Strauss, of Philadelphia, whose children are Carrie and Marguerite; Moses, born July 5, 1834, married Amelia Seibert, and had seven children: Elmer, died Dec. 21, 1900; Emma F., born Nov. 14, 1867, died March 2, 1900, married Richard S. Kistler, and had one daughter, Helen; Allen; Frank S.; May, wife of George F. Erich; Ellen; and Rosa; James, born Nov. 27, 1836; Mary Ann, wife of Joseph Scheirer; and Lydia, born Jan. 17,1840.


1 Pennsylvania Archives, Volume 6, Egypt Reformed Church Records 1734-1807 (
"Baptismal Record of the congregation on the Lehigh, in which are recorded the names of the children baptized, the names of their parents, and also the names of the sponsors. Commenced March 22, 1739."
J. Henricus Goetschius, M. Helvetico Tigurinus.).

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