Lerch Ancestors

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Generation No. 1

JOHANNES LÖERCH was born about 1640 in Germany and died unknown. He married EVA. She was born about 1645 in Germany.

Child of JOHANNES LÖERCH and EVA is:

  1. JOHANNES LÖERCH, b. about 1663

Generation No. 2

JOHANNES (LÖERCH) LERCH (JOHANNES LÖERCH1) was born about 1663 in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany and died January, 1721 in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany. He married CATHARINA FUCHS, February 9, 1687, in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany. She was born about 1662 in Germany and died unknown.

Child of JOHANNES LERCH and CATHARINA FUCHS is:

  1. ANNA BARBARA (LÖERCH) LERCH, b. 1688
  2. JOHANNES (LÖERCH) LERCH, b. about 1691
  3. CASPAR (LÖERCH) LERCH, b. about 1694; d. before October 18, 1766
  4. HELENA (LÖERCH) LERCH, b. 1697
  5. ANNA ELISABETHA (LÖERCH) LERCH, b. 1700
  6. JOHANN HENRICH (LÖERCH) LERCH, b. 1704

Generation No. 3

CASPAR (LÖERCH) LERCH (JOHANNES (LÖERCH) LERCH2) was born October 28, 1694 in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany and died before October 18, 1766 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) ANNA MARGARETHA FUCHS, January 19, 1723, in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany. She was born about 1693 in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany. He married (2) ANNA MARGARTHA STRODER, December 10, 1732, in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany.

Notes for CASPAR LERCH
Immigrated September 16, 1738 on the ship Queen Elizabeth, from Rotterdam to Philadelphia, accompanied by wife, children and brother, JOHANNES. Since HELENA LERCH isn't mentioned as a passenger on the ship to America, she must have died in Germany (assuming CASPAR had a daughter named HELENA).

Children of CASPAR LERCH and ANNA MARGARETHA FUCHS are:

  1. JOHANN WILHELM (WILLIAM) LERCH, b. February 2, 1725, Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany
  2. ANNA CHRISTINA LERCH, b. about 1726, Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany
  3. NICLAUS (NICHOLAS) LERCH, b. about 1728, Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany; d. 1784, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  4. HELENA LERCH, b. about 1729, Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany; d. before 1738, Germany
  5. JOHANNES LERCH, b. about 1731, Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany; d. before 1766

Children of CASPAR LERCH and ANNA MARGRETHA STRODER are:

  1. JOHANN CHRISTOPHER LERCH, b. about 1734, Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany; m. CATHARINA MARY STOUDT, b. abt. 1747
  2. JOHANNES BALTHASAR LERCH, b. about 1737, Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany; d. February 25, 1788, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; m. ANNA BARBARA STOUDT
  3. JACOB LERCH, b. August 26, 1739, Jefferson, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  4. ANNA ELISABETH LERCH, b. June 16, 1741, Jefferson, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. January 3, 1801, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania; m. PHILIP FUCHS
  5. MARIA MARGARETHA LERCH, b. about 1743, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. November 1836, Washington, Wayne County, Indiana; m. MICHAEL LAUER
  6. RACHEL LERCH, b. about 1745, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  7. ANNA CATHARINA LERCH, b. 1746, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. May 1, 1822, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina; m. JOHANN GEORG FREY
  8. JOHANN JOST LERCH, b. January 30, 1752, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. December 8, 1805, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; m. ROSINA HAIN

Generation No. 4

NICHOLAS LERCH (CASPAR LERCH3) was born about 1728 in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany and died 1784 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married MARGARETHA E. She was born before 1748 and died unknown.

Notes for NICHOLAS LERCH
Sacrament for naturalization was taken at Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1765 as recorded in Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. WILLIAM (JOHANN WILHELM) LERCH is also listed under the same date and place.

Children of NICHOLAS LERCH and MARGARETHA E. are:

  1. CATHARINE LERCH
  2. JOHN LERCH, b. August 1, 1765, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  3. MARIA MARGARETHA LERCH, b. about 1774
  4. JULIANA LERCH, b. 1781; m. WILHELM P. BRADY, January 24, 1797

JOHANN WILHELM (WILLIAM) LERCH (CASPAR LERCH3) was born February 2, 1725 in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany and died after 1800 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married MARIA MARGARETHA. She was born 1726 and died unknown.

Notes for JOHANN WILHELM LERCH
Sacrament for naturalization was taken at Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1765 as recorded in Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. NICHOLAS LERCH is also listed under the same date and place.

Children of JOHANN WILHELM (WILLIAM) LERCH and MARIA MARGARETHA are:

  1. MARIA ELISABETHA LERCH, b. August 21, 1752, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  2. CATHERINE LERCH, b. April 21, 1754, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. May 16, 1844; m. NICHOLAS STAMM
  3. MARIA CATHERINA LERCH, b. November 2, 1755, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  4. JOHANN CHRISTOPHER LERCH, b. January 11, 1758, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. September 4, 1823
  5. GREDA ELISABETHA LERCH, b. April 3, 1760, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  6. MARIA MARGARETHA LERCH, b. March 8, 1762, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. October 5, 1844; m. FREDERICK STAMM
  7. JOHANN WILHELM LERCH, b. April 4, 1764, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  8. JOHANN PHILIP LERCH, b. November 25, 1766, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. May 7, 1846; m. MARGARETHA MINICH
  9. JOHANNES LERCH, b. November 22, 1767, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. March 14, 1841; m. ANNA CATHERINA BIBEL

JOHANNES BALTHASAR LERCH (CASPAR LERCH3) was born about 1737 in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany and died February 25, 1788 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married ANNA BARBARA STOUDT, daughter of JOHANN MICHAEL STOUDT. She was born 1745 in Stoudts Ferry, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died before September, 1817 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Children of JOHANNES BALTHASAR LERCH and ANNA BARBARA STOUDT are:

  1. MARIA BARBARA LERCH, b. before 1773
  2. JOHANNES LERCH, b. October 21, 1773, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania

ANNA ELISABETH LERCH (CASPAR LERCH3) was born June 16, 1741 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died January 3, 1801 in Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania. She married PHILIP FUCHS, son of JOHANNES JACOB FUCHS. He was born 1739 and died September 15, 1813 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Children of ANNA ELISABETH LERCH and PHILIP FUCHS are:

  1. PHILIP FUCHS
  2. JACOB FUCHS
  3. ADAM FUCHS
  4. JOHANNES FUCHS
  5. MICHAEL FUCHS
  6. CATHARINA FUCHS, b. September 10, 1770

MARIA MARGARETHA LERCH (CASPAR LERCH3) was born about 1743 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died November 1836 in Washington, Wayne County, Indiana. She married MICHAEL LAUER about 1764. He was born June 24, 1742 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died after 1809 in probably Clermont County, Ohio.

Notes for MICHAEL LAUER
I'm not sure how to spell this surname, Lauer or Lower. According to one account I read, the name was Lauer but was changed to Lower sometime after 1820-1830.

Children of MARIA MARGARETHA LERCH and MICHAEL LAUER are:

  1. JACOB LAUER, b. January 1767, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  2. MARGARETHA LAUER, b. about 1768, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  3. RACHAEL LAUER, b. about 1770, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  4. MICHAEL LAUER, b. about 1771, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  5. MARY CATHERINE LAUER, b. about 1774, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  6. ELIZABETH LAUER, b. about 1776, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  7. PETER LAUER, b. about 1778, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  8. JOHN LAUER, b. November 26, 1782, Bern, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  9. JOHN JOSEPH LAUER, b. April 13, 1785, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  10. CHRISTINA LAUER, b. March 14, 1787, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania

ANNA CATHARINA LERCH (CASPAR LERCH3) was born 1746 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died May 1, 1822 in Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina. She married JOHANN GEORG FREY, April 9, 1764, son of JOHANN PETTER FREY and ANNA BARBARA SCHMIDT. He was born November 27, 1741 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died December 8, 1812 in Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina.

Notes for ANNA CATHARINA LERCH
Anna's birth year is in question. Most researchers have her birth year as 1747. However, in The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Volumes 1-39, 1650-1900s, Volume V, Hohn's Church Records, 1745-1805, Page 53, there is an entry for Jan. 11, 1747 for the baptism of a Lörch daughter of Caspar L. and wife. I'm not sure how old children were when they were baptized in the eighteenth century so it's possible that Anna was born in 1747 and was 10-11 days old at the time. It's also possible that she was born in December, 1746. For that matter, this recorded baptism could have been for Rachel, but I doubt Caspar and Anna Margartha would have waited so long to baptize Rachel. I'm going out on a limb and assuming Anna Catharina was born in 1746 and so was at least a month old at the time of her baptism.

Children of ANNA CATHARINE LERCH and JOHANN GEORG FREY are:

  1. CATHARINA FREY, b. February 1, 1765, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  2. SARAH FREY, b. October 10, 1766, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina
  3. CHRISTIAN FREY, b. December 16, 1768, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina
  4. JOHANNES FREY, b. December 16, 1768, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina
  5. ELIZABETH BARBARA FREY, b. January 12, 1771, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina
  6. ANNA MARIA FREY, b. February 7, 1773, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina
  7. ANNA FREY, b. September 9, 1778, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina
  8. JOHANN GEORG FREY, JR., b. 1781, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina
  9. SUSANNA FREY, b. 1784, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina
  10. JOSEPH FREY, b. October 16, 1790, Friedburg, Davidson County, North Carolina

JOHANN JOST LERCH (CASPAR LERCH3) was born January 30, 1752 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died December 8, 1805 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married ROSINA HAIN 1778 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, daughter of JOHANNES ADAM HAIN and ANNA MAGDALINA HECKART. She was born August 14, 1762 and died November 21, 1823 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Children of JOHANN JOST LERCH and ROSINA HAIN are:

  1. CATHERINE LERCH, b. August 16, 1782, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  2. JOHN LERCH, b. August 1, 1785, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  3. MAGDALENA LERCH, b. August 17, 1787, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; m. JOHN SWEIGERT
  4. ELIZABETH LERCH, b. October 25, 1789, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  5. SUSANNA LERCH, b. July 27, 1791, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  6. DANIEL LERCH, b. February 22, 1793, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  7. ROSINA LERCH, b. December 30, 1794, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  8. JOHN LERCH, b. April 11, 1797, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  9. ANNA MARIA LERCH, b. July 18, 1799, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  10. ELLENORA LERCH, b. March 23, 1801, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Generation No. 5

JOHN LERCH (NICHOLAS LERCH4) was born August 1, 1765 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died October 25, 1834 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married ANNA CATHERINE LASH, daughter of CHRISTOPHER LASH.

Children of JOHN LERCH and ANNA CATHERINE LASH are:

  1. JOHN LERCH, b. September 8, 1798; d. September 6, 1886; m. SARAH SETTLE
  2. DAVID LERCH, b. June 2, 1805, Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. December 12, 1881, Lockport, Niagara County, New York; m. ELIZABETH

Generation No. 6

JOHN LERCH (JOHN LERCH5) was born September 8, 1798 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and died after September 6, 1886 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. He married SARAH SETTLE, April 4, 1822, in Berks County, Pennsylvania, daughter of JACOB SETTLE and SOPHIA VANDERSLICE. She was born February 2, 1805 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and died November 30, 1870.

Notes for JOHN LERCH
Shown on the 1840 census living in Cambria, Niagara County, New York.

Children of JOHN LERCH and SARAH SETTLE are:

  1. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1820-1825, Pennsylvania
  2. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1820-1825, Pennsylvania
  3. BENJAMIN LERCH, b. December, 1825, Pennsylvania
  4. JOHN S. LERCH, b. 1828, Pennsylvania
  5. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1820-1825, Pennsylvania
  6. CAROLINE LERCH, b. April 18, 1829, Pennsylvania; m. SAFERUS SYNDER
  7. CATHERINE LERCH, b. 1835, Pennsylvania
  8. PETER LERCH, b. 1839, Pennsylvania

DAVID LERCH (JOHN LERCH5) was born June 2, 1805 in Heidelberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died December 12, 1881 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York. He married ELIZABETH. She was born 1814 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York.

Children of DAVID LERCH and ELIZABETH are:

  1. JULIA LERCH, b. 1832, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  2. NATHANIEL LERCH, b. 1835, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  3. URIAH LERCH, b. 1838, Berks County, Pennsylvania
  4. SAMUEL LERCH, b. 1840, Bethel, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. before 1860
  5. JEREMIAH LERCH, b. 1843, Cambria, Niagara County, New York
  6. SARAH LERCH, b. 1845, Lockport, Niagara County, New York
  7. MARY LERCH, b. 1849, Cambria, Niagara County, New York
  8. ALLICIA/ANNIS LERCH, b. 1852, Cambria, Niagara County, New York
  9. ROSETTA (ROSA) LERCH, b. 1855, Cambria, Niagara County, New York

Generation No. 7

JOHN S. LERCH (JOHN LERCH6) was born 1828 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880 in Stephenson County, Illinois. He married HENRIETTA THOMAS, July 4, 1853, in Winnebago County, Illinois, daughter of GEORGE THOMAS and MAGDELINA. She was born 1832 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880 in Stephenson County, Illinois.

Children of JOHN S. LERCH and HENRIETTA THOMAS are:

  1. WILLIAM H. LERCH, b. April, 1854, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  2. JOHN FRANKLIN LERCH, b. 1857, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. Bet. 1885-1894 Freeport, Illinois
  3. CORA A. LERCH, b. 1861, Freeport, Illinois

BENJAMIN LERCH (JOHN LERCH6) was born December, 1825 in Pennsylvania and died January 22, 1904 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. He married POLLY in 1850. She was born December, 1832 in Pennsylvania and died unknown.

Notes for BENJAMIN LERCH
Moved to Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin between 1870-1880.

Children of BENJAMIN LERCH and POLLY are:

  1. SARAH LERCH, b. 1852, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois; m. HASKINS
  2. CORNELIUS HENRY LERCH, b. April, 1857, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  3. CYRUS A. LERCH, b. November, 1859, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  4. KATIE LERCH, b. December 6, 1862, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. March 20, 1940, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois; m. JOHN ROSENTHAL, b. March, 1860
  5. FRANKLIN (FRANK) LERCH, b. November, 1866, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois (never married)

CAROLINE LERCH (JOHN LERCH6) was born April 18, 1829 in Pennsylvania and died April 7, 1908 in Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois. She married SAFERUS SNYDER, April 16, 1848, in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, son of MICHAEL GEORGE SNYDER and REGINA NAGLE. He was born February 21, 1821 in Hanover, Northampton County, Pennsylvania and died October 27, 1907 in Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois.

Notes for CAROLINE LERCH
On the 1850 census for Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, Caroline and Saferus are shown with two children in the household - Michael, 15 and Mary, 10. These children are obviously not Caroline's so they must be younger siblings of Saferus or cousins of his.

Children of CAROLINE LERCH and SAFERUS SNYDER are:

  1. GEORGIANNA "ANNA" SNYDER, b. September, 1854, Stephenson County, Illinois; m. LEWIS MOSES
  2. SARAH ALICE SNYDER, b. May, 1857, Stephenson County, Illinois m. AUSTIN E. PECK, 1880
  3. STEPHEN DOUGLAS SNYDER, b. June, 1859, Buckeye, Stephenson County, Illinois; m. LILLIE C.
  4. WILLIAM JEFFERSON SNYDER, b. 1861, Buckeye, Stephenson County, Illinois; m. LAURA ADDA MATTER
  5. CORA L. SNYDER, b. March, 1864, Buckeye, Stephenson County, Illinois (never married)
  6. MARY CATHERINE SNYDER, b. October 7, 1866, Buckeye, Stephenson County, Illinois

NATHANIEL LERCH (DAVID LERCH6) was born 1835 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and died before 1900. He married FRANCES L. She was born 1839 in New York and died before 1900.

Children of NATHANIEL LERCH and FRANCES are:

  1. NELLIE E. LERCH, b. 1861, Lockport, Niagara County, New York
  2. HARRY D. LERCH, b. 1866, Lockport, Niagara County, New York; d. before 1880, Lockport, Niagara County, New York
  3. ARTHUR L. LERCH, b. 1867, Lockport, Niagara County, New York
  4. FRANK H. LERCH, b. December 1869, Lockport, Niagara County, New York
  5. STANLEY E. LERCH, b. 1873, Lockport, Niagara County, New York
  6. WALTER LERCH, b. 1878, Lockport, Niagara County, New York

URIAH LERCH (DAVID LERCH6) was born 1838 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and died unknown. He married SOPHIA E. She was born 1849 in New York and died unknown.

Children of URIAH LERCH and SOPHIA E. are:

  1. JAMES LERCH, b. 1870, Cambria, Niagara County, New York
  2. LAURA LERCH, b. 1873, Cambria, Niagara County, New York
  3. FRANK LERCH, b. 1875, Cambria, Niagara County, New York
  4. CORA LERCH, b. 1877, Cambria, Niagara County, New York
  5. IDA LERCH, b. December, 1879, Cambria, Niagara County, New York

JEREMIAH LERCH (DAVID LERCH6) was born 1843 in Cambria, Niagara County, New York and died before 1880 in Niagara County, New York. He married AMELIA C. She was born 1846 in Pennsylvania and died unknown.

Generation No. 8

JOHN FRANKLIN LERCH (JOHN S. LERCH7) was born 1857 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois and died between 1885-1894 in Freeport, Illinois. He married ELIZABETH in 1879. She was born September 1862 in Illinois and died between 1920-1930 in Freeport, Illinois.

Notes for ELIZABETH
ELIZABETH married GEORGE A. SHAFFER in 1894 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois.

Children of JOHN FRANKLIN LERCH and ELIZABETH are:

  1. FRANK J. LERCH, b. April 18, 1880
  2. FREDERICK B. LERCH, b. July, 1881
  3. CARRIE MAE LERCH, b. March 23, 1883; d. August 22, 1943, Chicago, Illinois
  4. ARTHUR W. LERCH, b. June, 1884
  5. KITTY L. LERCH, b. August, 1885

WILLIAM HENRY LERCH (JOHN S. LERCH7) was born April, 1854 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois and died after 1920 in Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa. He married AMANDA ANN COUNTRYMAN in 1875, daughter of ISAAC COUNTRYMAN and WILHELMINA YOERG. She was born July 7, 1858 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois and died July 9, 1921 in Seattle, King County, Washington.

Children of WILLIAM HENRY LERCH and AMANDA ANN COUNTRYMAN are:

  1. CHARLES W. LERCH, b. 1876, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois; m. EDITH V.
  2. HOWARD H. LERCH, b. 1878, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois; m. GERTRUDE M.
  3. ALBERT W. LERCH, b. July, 1881, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  4. CHESTER S. LERCH, b. July, 1884, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  5. RALPH LERCH, b. May, 1889, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois

CORNELIUS HENRY LERCH (BENJAMIN LERCH7) was born April, 1857 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois and died after 1930 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. He married SUSAN. She was born June, 1859 in England and died after 1930 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.

Child of CORNELIUS H. LERCH and SUSAN is:

  1. CLARA MYRTLE LERCH, b. 1897, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois

CYRUS A. LERCH (BENJAMIN LERCH7) was born November, 1859 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois and died after 1930 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. He married ANNA in 1882. She was born March, 1866 in Wisconsin and died between 1920-1930 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.

Children of CYRUS A. LERCH and ANNA are:

  1. CLARENCE C. LERCH, b. June, 1883, Wisconsin
  2. MABEL M. LERCH, b. February, 1889, Wisconsin
  3. FLORENCE GENEVIEVE LERCH, b. February, 1899, Winnebago County, Illinois

KATIE LERCH (BENJAMIN LERCH7) was born December 6, 1862 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois and died March 20, 1940 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. She married JOHN ROSENTHAL, July 2, 1883, in Beloit, Rock County, Illinois. He was born March, 1860 in Wisconsin and died unknown.

Children of KATIE LERCH and JOHN ROSENTHAL are:

  1. ETHEL MAUDE ROSENTHAL, b. September, 1884, Winnebago County, Illinois
  2. HARRY J. ROSENTHAL, b. March, 1892, Winnebago County, Illinois
  3. WALTER L. ROSENTHAL, b. June, 1896, Winnebago County, Illinois

Generation No. 9

CARRIE MAE LERCH (JOHN FRANKLIN LERCH8) was born March 23, 1883 and died August 22, 1943 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She married (1) EARL T. LYONS, son of BENJAMIN LYONS and SARAH WOODRUFF. He was born April 3, 1883 and died April 15, 1964 in Indiana. She married (2) DAVID JOSEPH KANE. He was born April 26, 1885 in Cook County, Illinois and died February, 1964 in Illinois.

A photo of Carrie Lerch

Children of CARRIE MAE LERCH and EARL T. LYONS are:

  1. IRENE LYONS, b. June 27, 1905; d. April 1979
  2. FRANCES LUCILLE LYONS, b. November 6, 1906, Belvidere, Illinois; d. November 26, 1994, Warren, Michigan



FRANK J. LERCH (JOHN FRANKLIN LERCH8) was born April 18, 1880 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois and died April 6, 1940 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. He married ELIZABETH NOLAN. She was born 1885 in Illinois and died January, 1924 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois.

Children of FRANK J. LERCH and ELIZABETH NOLAN are:

  1. GEORGE LERCH, b. March 12, 1912, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. March 3, 2004, Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin
  2. MARGARET LERCH, b. 1913, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois; m. LEWIS
  3. JOHN F. LERCH, b. March 18, 1915, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois; d. December, 1979, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  4. JAMES LERCH, b. 1917, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  5. FRED LERCH, b. October 1919, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois

ARTHUR W. LERCH (JOHN FRANKLIN LERCH8) was born June 1884 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois and died unknown. He married LAURA H. in 1905. She was born 1879 in Indiana and died unknown.

Notes for ARTHUR W. LERCH
Living in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio in 1920.

Children of ARTHUR W. LERCH and LAURA are:

  1. LOUIS A. LERCH, b. September 1916, Kentucky
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