West Leyden Evangelical Lutheran and German Reformed Parish
located at West Leyden, Lewis County, NY
Source:  Church Book of the Evangelical Lutheran and German Reformed Parish at West Leyden, Lewis Co., LDS/FHC microfilm #1479678 Item 6

The original records are handwritten in German. The earlier years are in the difficult to read old style German script. However, many of the latter years are written in German with a mixture of old style German script and a latanized version for the names which are a bit easier to read. Many entries also have additional information including 2 or more wittnesses which I have not notated herein and some of other pertinent info. However, the wittnesses can be important clues, as many times they are other extended family members! Where easily read, I have included ages and places of birth, when given. Please refer to the original source for the best possible translation and complete record!

Please note that the names are the German equivalents of what most of these individuals used on a daily basis including, in some instances, the spellings of last names. For instance Gerstbacher/Kerschbacher was generally spelled Casbaker by the family members and Draxel was Traxel, etc.. I have left the spelling of all names as in the original source, as best as I could decifer them.  Where I'm unsure of the name or portion of a date, I have placed a "?" after it.  If I could not read it at all I have placed a "??", indicating the existence of the name/word, but that I couldn't read it well enough to even take a guess!  Anything written in [-] is my transcriber notes, based on my own research or on other material included in this church book.

No. Date Groom Bride
1 29 Nov 1843 Friedrich Schopfer Margaretta Russi?
2 31 Mar 1847 Friedrich Wetzel Charlotte Knieriem
3 9 Mar 1848 Gottlieb Haas Margaretta Yacky
4 9 Nov 1848 Georg Raith? Christiana Henriette Yütz?
5 28 Nov 1848 Joh Fried Christian Trotzer? Dorothea Maria Richter?
6 1? Dec 1850 Balth. Pförtner Magdal. Knieriemer
7 22 Jul 1851 Philipp Yacky Marie Grübner
8 28 Oct 1851 Georg Birk Cathar. Rauscher
of Turin
9 2 Nov 1851 Joseph Kuhns Therese Burgerd
10 25 Nov 1851 Heinrich Wolf Kartharine Draxel
11 26 Feb? 1852 Jacob Roser Maria Kilz?
12 24 Mar 1852 Güstav Julius Hermann Schuhmacher
of West Branch
Cathar. Reimüller 
of West Leyden
13 13 Apr 1852 Gottfried Klessmann Elisabeth Draxel
14 19 May 1852 Heinrich Roser Catharine Schwab
15 13 Apr 1853 David Regez? Susanna Catharina Streün?
16 31 Jul? 1853 Martin Regez Marianne Steiner
17 9? Jun 1853 Carl King?
of Rhein Bayern
34 years old
Cartharine Scheidemacher?
of Hessen Darmstadt
20 years old
18 23 Dec 1853 Johanes Muller Juliane Yacky
19 14 Dec 1854 Louis Stahlbecker?
22-1/2 years old
Christine Stephan
22 years old
20 12 Sep 1854
at Rome
Peter Keim
of Erlenbrunn [near Pirmasens, Germany]
Maria Wessner
of ??
1 4 Apr 1859 David Glesmann
51 yrs and 4 months old
Eva Lang
56 yrs old
2 26 Apr 1859 Balthasar Burke
28 yrs old
Elisabeth Feuerstein
18 yrs old
born in West Leyden
1 20 May 1860 Nicolaus Peter
26 yrs old
born in Lewis county, NY
Margaretha Beyl
21 yrs old
born in Buffalo, NY
2 1860 Georg Eckart
25 yrs old
born in West Leyden
Christina Beyl
24 yrs old
born in Buffalo
1 27 Feb 1862 Heinrich Krieg
40 yrs old
Margaretha Seber
41 yrs old
2 5 May 1862 Georg Unbekannt
56 yrs old
widow? Elisabeth Wolf
49 yrs old
3 21 Jun 1862 Gottlieb Suzeler?
32 yrs old
Catharina Katterer
31 yrs old
[no date given] Georg Peffer?
born 20 Jan 1807
[this entry appears to be a listing of a 
husband and wife and their children, as 
no date is given for the marraige and the 
wife's name is written as if she's already 
married.  It is under an 1866 year heading]
Ehlisabetha Peffer nee Hofmann
born 28 Mar 1816
apparent children listed next as:
Louisa? born 6 Mar 1850
son[s?] Etwart? and? Michel born 14 Mar 1856
23 Sep 1866 Christian Samuel Hahlman?
born in 1804
Julianna? nee Wahl?
born 1807
1866 Valintin Feuerstein
born 9 Mar 1793
Evynlinn? Harpenschläger?
born 21 Feb 1796
26 Mar 1870 Johann Gerstbecker Caroline Boni
24 Oct 1871 Johann Wolf Magdalene Beyel
20 Feb 1872 Johann Gottfried Long Rosa Elise Anken
13 Jan 1874 Jacob Grübel Angeline Feuerstein
11 Apr 1874 Friedrich Schopfer Friederike Roser
29 Sep 1874 Ludwig Schenkenberger widow Margdalene Kropp nee Gottsmann
17 Jun 1875 Michael Eckart widow Margarethe Seidel nee Jonas
27 Jul 1875 Samuel Henry Triess Mary A. Keim
16 Dec 1875 Philipp Schenkenberger Catharine Amann
28 Dec 1875 Peter Grübel Cornelia L. Beyel
31 Aug 1876 Jacob Rauscher Elisabeth Haass
21 Dec 1876 Carl Heinrich Beyel Maria Roser
7 Jul 1877 William Eckart Josephine Regenbach
28 Feb 1878 George Henry Geuerstein Barbara Heldt
9 May 1880 Valentin Pohl Martha Hofer?
Copyright © 2001:  Lisa K. Slaski
All rights reserved.

Lewis County Main Index Page