Matthias Liebenguth Sr.
Catharine Shuster
Matthias Liebenguth Jr
Elizabeth Reinert
Rachel Liebenguth


Family Links

1. Henry Buchter

Rachel Liebenguth 2

  • Marriage (1): Henry Buchter on 1 Aug 1847 in New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA 1

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Book: Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County, 1909. 2
LEVENGOOD. The first of the Levengood family in America was Ulrich Leibengood, who was born in 1688 in Alsace, Lorraine. He came to America on the "Charming Betsy". John Ball, master, sailing from Rotterdam, last from London. He settled in New Hanover township, Montgomery county, Pa. His wife Susanna was born in 1697, and their children (five in number) were all born in Germany, their ages at landing in America being given in the Pennsylvania archives as follows, 16, 13, 10, 8, and 5. The children were: Johan Peter, born 1717; Adam, 1720; Jacob, 1723; Maria, 1725; and Anna, 1728.

Adam Leibenguth, son of Ulrich, was born in Alsace, Lorraine, in 1720, and made his home in Douglass township, Berks county, where he was a farmer, owning a 160 acre tract. he died in April, 1804. He married in New Hanover township, Trappe Church records, Christine Gansertine.

Matthias Leavengood, son of Adam, was born Jan. 20, 1749, and died Nov. 10, 1835. During the war of the Revolution he served as a teamster. On Jan. 28, 1783, he married (Reformed Church records. Falkner Swamp, New Hanover township) Catharine Shuster, born Sept. 29, 1759, died April 11, 1860. Their children were: Solomon, Polly (Mary) m. John Reinert; Katie m. a Clouser; Betsy m. a Hatfield; Matthias, Jr., m. Elizabeth Reinert.

Matthias Levengood, Jr., son of Matthias, was born Jan. 4, 1801 and died Oct. 29, 1869. He lived on the homestead farm in Douglass township, where his father and grandfather had lived and died. He married Elizabeth Reinert, born Sept. 11, 1800, died May 16, 1871. Their children were: Reuben m. Rebecca Imbody; Rachael m Henry Buchert; Catharine m. Charles Mauger; Mary m. Aaron Yohn; Matthias R. m. Elizabeth Davidheiser; Sarah m. Isaac F. March; Elmina m. Lewis Yohn. Matthias Levengood, Jr., and his wife are buried at Amityville, where Matthias, Sr., helped to build the church.

Rachel married Henry Buchter on 1 Aug 1847 in New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA.1 (Henry Buchter was born about 1820 in , Montgomery, PA.)


1 <i>New Hanover Lutheran Church, New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania</i> (FHC Microfilm, but some records online

2 Montgomery, Morton L, <i>Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania</i> (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1909. Online at:, Page 1163.

Table of Contents | Surnames | Name List

This Website was Created 17 Feb 2020 with Legacy 9.0 from MyHeritage; content copyright and maintained by