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LEVANSELLER
Family History

Generation No. 1
1. This family history begins with Johannes LEVANSELLER possible from the town of Bettendorf, located in the modern day Rheinland-Pflaz region of Germany. It is believe he was born around 1654 in this same area. He was married to Anna, her last name has not been discovered, who was born around 1656 in the same area as her husband. No date of marriage is currently available but together they had at least three children, Peter, Anna and Maria with a possbile fourth, Johannes. Anna's death date is unknown but her husband Johannes passed away on the 1st of September in 1728, possibly buried in Bettendorf.

It has surfaced, thanks to the email from Mr. Peter Jung in Bad Ems, Germany, that Johannes father was Hans Peter LEVANSELLER and his wife Anna. It appears that this was a family of Millers along the Rhine river with a mill located near Stromberg, Germany.

The spelling of the family name is the current one and possible came from the original spelling similar to L÷WENZELLER with several spellings including Lowen-Zeller, Lowen-Zollner, Liebenzoller, Levensaler to the present spelling.
 
Children of Johannes LEVANSELLER and Anna UNKNOWN are:
* 2. i. Peter LEVANSELLER was born around 1705 Germany and died sometime after 1797 in Waldoboro, Maine. Married to Anna A. Bauer.
  3. ii. Anna Margaretha LEVANSELLER no birth/death infomation. Married to Johann Andreas Bauer.
  4. iii. Maria LEVANSELLER no information available.
  5. iv. Johannes LEVANSELLER possibly born around 1700 with marriage on 27 Jun 1724 to a Anna Margretha VON FRIEDENWALT.

Generation No. 2
2. Peter LEVANSELLER was born around 1705 possibly in Bettendorf, Germany. He married the former Anna Appolonia BAUER, daughter of Johann Jacob BAUER, on 22 November 1729 in Altendiez, Germany. The date and place of Anna's birth are currently unknown. Together they had at least six children. They left Amsterdam on the ship "Elizabeth" and arrived in Broad Bay, Maine in 1753. The death date for Anna is currently unknown, but she did pass away in Waldoboro, Maine. Peter passed away after 1797 in Waldoboro, Maine.
 
Children of Peter LEVANSELLER and Anna Appolonia BAUER are:
  6. i. Johann Adam LEVANSELLER was born 30 January 1731 in Altendiez, Hessen, Germany and died on 2 September 1799 in Boston, Massachusetts.
  7. ii. Anna Catharina LEVANSELLER possibly born 1 Mar 1733 in Altendeiz, Germany.
  8. iii. George Wilhelm LEVANSELLER born around 1740 in Germany.
  9. iv. Anna Maria LEVANSELLER born around 1742 in Germany.
* 10. v. Johann Christophel LEVANSELLER was born on 1 January 1744 in Altendiez, Germany.
  11. vi. Anna Margaretha LEVANSELLER born around 1746 in Germany.

Generation No. 3
6. Johann Adam LEVANSELLER was born on 30 January 1731 in Altendiez, Germany. He would marry the former Maria Eleanora SCHUMAN around 1754 in Waldoboro, Maine. Maria was born on 13 July 1732. Together they had at least one child. Johann Adam was noted passing away on 2 September 1799 in Boston, Massachusetts. His wife Maria preceeded him on 19 December 1798 in Waldoboro, Maine.
 
Children of Johann Adam LEVANSELLER and Maria Eleanora SCHUMAN are:
  12. i. Peter LEVANSELLER was born on 6 April 1778 in Waldoboro, Maine and died on 8 February 1863 in Waldoboro, Maine.
  13. ii. John Godfrey LEVANSELLER was born around 1780.
 
10. Johann Christophel LEVANSELLER was born on 1 January 1744 in Altendiez, Germany. He was married to the former Elizabetha ULMER around 1763 in Waldoboro, Maine. Together they had six children. No date or place of burial is currently available.
 
Children of Johann Christophel LEVANSELLER and Elizabetha ULMER are:
  14. i. Peter LEVANSELLER born on 11 February 1765 in Waldoboro, Maine.
  15. ii. Mari Catharine LEVANSELLER was born around 8 December 1766 in Waldoboro, Maine.
  16. iii. Johann Jacob LEVANSELLER was born on 8 September 1768 in Waldoboro, Maine and died around 1808 in Maine. Married on 25 Jul 1795 to Hannah J. M. BARTER, (three children - Jacob, Mary, Hezekiah).
  17. iv. Godfrey LEVANSELLER born on 13 May 1769 in Waldoboro, Maine and died around 1855 in Maine.
* 18. v. Christopher LEVANSELLER was born on 26 August 1771 in Waldoboro, Maine and died around May 1807 in Belfast, Maine.
  19. vi. Elizabeth LEVANSELLER born around 26 May 1773 and died on 18 Jul 1872 in Warren, Maine.

Generation No. 4
14. Peter LEVANSELLER was born on 6 April 1778 in Waldoboro, Maine. He would marry the former Elizabeth KINSEL, daughter of John KINSEL, on 10 January 1803 in Waldoboro, Maine. Elizabeth was born on 4 May 1781 in Waldoboro, Maine. Elizabeth would pass away on 9 January 1862 in Waldoboro, Maine. Peter would died on 8 February 1863 in Waldoboro, Maine.
 
Children of Peter LEVANSELLER and Elizabeth KINSEL are:
  20. i. Bersha K. LEVANSELLER was born on 6 March 1813 and died on 13 June 1870 in Waldoboro, Maine.
  21. ii. Jemima LEVANSELLER was born on 13 May 1818 and died on 27 February 1872 in Waldoboro, Maine.
 
18. Christopher LEVANSELLER was born on 26 August 1771 in Waldoboro, Maine. He would marry the former Jemimah YOUNG on 18 December 1795 in Camden, Maine. Jeminah was born on 24 Jun 1774 in Lincolnville, Maine to Gideon YOUNG and Jeminah CILLEY. Together they had two children. No date or place of death is available for Jemimah but Christopher passed away around May 1807 in Belfast, Maine.
 
Children of Christopher LEVANSELLER and Jemimah YOUNG are:
  22. i. Leonard W. LEVANSELLER was born around 1802 and died on 12 February 1867.
* 23. ii. John K. LEVANSELLER was born on 21 May 1807 and died on 8 July 1868.

Generation No. 5
22. Leonard W. LEVANSELLER was born around 1802 in Maine. He would marry2 the former Evaline BENNER, daughter of Jacob BENNER and Nancy BOWLEY on 10 May 1832 in Waldoboro, Lincoln Co., Maine. Evaline was born3 on 31 May 1809 in Waldoboro, Lincoln Co., Maine. Together they would have three children. No date or place of death is currently available for Evaline. Leonard would pass away on 12 February 1867. No information is currently available on Leonard's burial site.
 
Children of Leonard W. LEVANSELLER and Evaline BENNER are:
  24. i. John Wesley LEVANSELLER was born on 21 Feb 1848 and died on 22 Feb 1864 in Georgetown, Virginia. He was adopted (last name was YOUNG).
  25. ii. Rodney LEVANSELLER was born around 1849.
 
23. John K. LEVANSELLER was born 21 May 1807 in Waldoboro, Lincoln Co., Maine. John was married around 1843 to the former Sarah W. GAY, daughter of David and Rachel GAY. Sarah was born on 18 April 1824 in Union, Knox Co., Maine. There has been some confusion with the spelling of the last name, as several different spellings have been noted to include Levenseller, Lavenseller, Levansailor, etc. For the sake of continuity, the spelling of Levanseller is being used, since this spelling was used the most in documents and records found. Together they had four children. John passed away on 8 July 1868 in Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine. Sarah would passed away1 on 3 June 1909 in Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine. Both are buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Swanville, Waldo County, Maine.
 
Children of John K. LEVANSELLER and Sarah W. GAY are:
* 26. i. Gilbert C. LEVANSELLER was born 23 Aug 1849 in Waldo, Maine, and died 28 Aug 1918.
  27. ii. Charles A. LEVANSELLER was born Aug 1855 in Waldo, Maine, and died 1944 (Green Lawn Cemetery, Swanville, Waldo Co., Maine).
  28. iii. John L. LEVANSELLER was born 13 May 1860 in Waldo, Maine, and died 21 Sep 1902. (Green Lawn Cemetery, Swanville, Waldo Co., Maine)
  29. iv. Austin S. LEVANSELLER was born 21 Jan 1863 and died 17 Feb 1864. (Green Lawn Cemetery, Swanville, Waldo Co., Maine)
 
Sources & Records
    1 Death Record (Sarah) - Maine Death Records (1617-1922)
    2 Marriage Record (Leonard) - Maine Marriage Records (1705-1922)
    3 Birth Record (Evaline) - Maine Birth Records (1621-1922)
    4 U.S. 1840 Census Record - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine
    5 U.S. 1850 Census Record - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine
    6 U.S. 1860 Census Record - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine

Generation No. 6
26. Gilbert C. LEVANSELLER was born on 23 August 1849 in Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine and grew up on a farm. He later would marry7 the former Sarah Ellen CHASE, daughter of Jeremiah CHASE and Mercy LITTLEFIELD of Swanville, Waldo Co., Maine, on 1 May 1892 in Belfast, Waldo Co., Maine. Sarah was born on 25 March 1853 in Swanville, Waldo Co., Maine. Together they would have two children. Gilbert would pass away8 on 28 August 1918 in Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine and according to his obituary14, in the Daily Kennebec Journal, he was not only a frequent visitor to Belfast, he was well and favorably known with many friends. Sarah later passed away on 11 September 1938 in Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine. Both are buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Swanville, Waldo Co., Maine.
 
Children of Gilbert C. LEVANSELLER and Sarah Ellen CHASE are:
* 30. i. Jennie Goldsmith LEVANSELLER was born 6 Jan 1894 in Waldo, Maine, and died 3 Aug 1994 in Lewiston, Maine.
  31. ii. Mary Estelle LEVANSELLER was born 6 May 1895 and passed away on 10 Dec 1984.
 
Sources & Records
    7 Marriage Record (Gilbert & Sarah) - Maine Marriage Records (1705-1922)
    8 Death Record (Gilbert) - Maine Death Records (1617-1922)
    9 U.S. 1850 Census - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine
    10 U.S. 1860 Census - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine
    11 U.S. 1880 Census - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine
    12 U.S. 1900 Census - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine
    13 U.S. 1910 Census - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine
    14 Obituary, Daily Kennebec Journal (Fri 30 Aug 1918)

Generation No. 7
30. Jennie Goldsmith LEVANSELLER was born15 6 January 1894 in Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine. She married16 Everard Alton BRYANT, son of Levi M. BRYANT and Alice M. CILLEY, on 6 October 1915 in Waldo, Maine. Everard was born 21 April 1893 in Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine. Together they had three children. According to U.S. Census records the couple moved to Lewiston, sometime before 1920, residing on Evans Street, Lewiston, Maine. Their last address noted was 43 Dennison Street in Auburn. Everard passed away17 on 30 January 1963 in Auburn, Maine. Jennie passed away18, at the ripe old age of 100, on 3 August 1994 in the Marshwood Health Care Facility in Lewiston, Maine. Both are buried in the Gracelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine.
 
Children of Jennie Goldsmith LEVANSELLER and Everard Alton BRYANT are:
* 32. i. Lilla Mae BRYANT was born 11 Jul 1916 in Waldo, Maine, and died 29 Jun 1970 in Lewiston, Maine.
  33. ii. Marion L. BRYANT was born 13 Feb 1918 in Maine, and died 22 Jan 2001 in Florida.
  34. iii. Alton G. BRYANT was born 11 Aug 1926 in Maine, and died 23 Oct 1976 in Lewiston, Maine.
 
Sources & Records
    15 Birth Record (Jenny) - Maine Birth Records (1621-1922)
    16 Marriage Record (Jenny & Everard) - Maine Marriage Records (1705-1922)
    17 Death Record (Everard) - City Records, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine
    18 Death Record (Jenny) - City Records, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine
    19 U.S. 1900 Census - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine
    20 U.S. 1910 Census - Waldo, Waldo Co., Maine
    21 U.S. 1920 Census - Lewiston Ward 1, Androscoggin Co., Maine
    22 U.S. 1930 Census - Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine

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