Family of John and Margaretha Lenhart

John Paul Lenhart was born 30 Jun 1833 in Baden, Germany. His parents are unknown. According to two census records, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1836 at the age of 3. He died 4 Feb 1926 in Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

Sometime prior to 1863 John married Margaretha 'Mary' Shemberger. Her parents are also unknown, but she gives their birthplace as Germany. She was born about 1836 in Ohio. About 1860 she had her photograph taken in St. Joseph, Missouri, so her family may have been living there at that time. She died 29 Feb 1896 in Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

John and Margaretha had seven children. All were said to have been born in Columbus, Ohio. In 1880 the family was living in Madison County, Ohio and sometime prior to 1900 they moved to Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

Frank Lenhart (22 Aug 1863 - 5 Dec 1932) m. Susan Alice Alsip
Matilda Lenhart (abt 1866 - ) m. William Neely
Jacob Edward Lenhart (5 Jun 1868 - 30 Oct 1953) m. Elizabeth Honeywell
John C. Lenhart (May 1870 - )
William Frederick Lenhart (17 Nov 1872 - 13 May 1929) m. Laura Kate Alsip
Mary Lenore Lenhart (15 Aug 1874 - 21 Jun 1922) m. Albert Isaac Lolley
Ida Josephine Lenhart (15 Oct 1876 - 18 Apr 1949) m. Asa Horatio Lolley


John Paul Lenhart at age 26, about 1859.


Margaretha Shemberger at age 24.
About 1860 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., Missouri.


Ida Josephine 'Josie' Lenhart and 'Aunt Mabel' or 'Nellie'
Ida had two older sisters Matilda and Mary. Matilda was
10 years her senior, but Mary only two, so this must
have been Mary and Ida?


Will Lenhart, Will Langhart, and John Lenhart
Will Langhart was one of Ida's boyfriends.



John C. Lenhart
The hat and belt may be from the Spanish American War?
Sword appears to be a Medical Service Sword.


Mary Lenore Lenhart with friend Elmer Evans.
Mary later married Albert Isaac Lolley.


Jesse Frederick Lolley, son of Mary Lenore Lenhart
and Albert Isaac Lolley.


Clara Lenhart, daughter of Jacob Edward 'Ed' and
Elizabeth Honeywell Lenhart.


Ethel Neely, daughter of Matilda Lenhart
and William Neeley

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