Isaac Levan
(Abt 1700-1783)
Mary Margaret Kerston
(Abt 1705-Bef 1786)
Leonard Ellmaker
Isaac Levan
Anna Marie Ellmaker
(Abt 1736-Bef 1800)
Daniel Levan
(Abt 1787-1834)


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Magdalena Fries

Daniel Levan 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1787, Exeter Twp, Berks Co., Pennsylvania 1 6
  • Marriage: Magdalena Fries on 5 Dec 1802 in First Reformed Church, Reading, Pennsylvania 1 2 3
  • Died: 30 Sep 1834, Albany Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania about age 47 1 6
  • Buried: Albany Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania Buried On His Farm. 2 7

bullet  General Notes:

Daniel's father would have been 55 at Daniel's birth?

Plaque on a farm in Albany Twp, Berks Co., Pennsylvania

Levan Farm
Orginal Owners
Thomas & Richard Penn
Peter Fries
Peter Fries to Daniel Levan
Subsequent Owners
Benjamin son of Daniel
James son of Benjamin
John son of James
Present owner of farm.

per Coon

Daniel LeVan came from Exeter to Albany in 1813... (see Mont. H. & B. Annals, B.C. Pennsylvania p 1388)

From Diana Quinones <>

I have Daniel LEVAN married Madgalena at First Reformed Church, Reading on
12/5/1802, (both were shown from Alsace). Daniel inherited some of his
father's property including a tannery when Isaac died 1800. Here is what
is in 'Passing Scene', Vol 2, by George Meiser IX and his wife Gloria, p

"Isaac Levan made a will 5/1/1800 in which he devised 180 acres of land
along the banks of the Schuylkill in Reading to his son Isaac.
To grandsons, Jacob and Isaac Hottenstein, he left 116 acres in Alsace, now
part of Muhlenberg Twp that included the inn known as King Solomon's Temple
- now the Temple Hotel located on Kutztown Rd and Mount Laurel Ave.
To his son Daniel, a tanner, he gave 2 60-foot wide lots - including a
tanyard- that lay immediately north of Polly Feather's property. Polly
Feather was his niece, and was bequeathed a 1 1/2 story brick house on
Chestnut St and Sixth. She resided in the house and taught a 'pay school',
prior to the time of public schools.
Son Daniel LEVAN carried on the tannery and in 12/1807, he sold out to John
Diffenbach for 1900 pds. and he continued until 1825 when so in debt,
Sheriff sale resulted, and it was bought by Abraham KERPER."

In Morton Montgomery's History of Berks Co., pub 1908 he says:

Daniel Levan, grandfather of James B., was a native of Exeter township,
Berks county, Pa. He died on his farm in Albany township before 1840, and
is buried in a private burial ground on the farm now owned by James B. He
came from Exeter to Albany in 1813, and bought the farm now owned by his
grandson from his father-in-law, Peter Fries, and on this farm he lived
until his death. He met his wife, a Miss Fries, in Reading, and their
children were: Lydia m. Reuben Smith; Sally m. Benjamin Kramer; Benjamin;
Maria (1815-1891) m. David Lutz, brother of Samuel; and Daniel, a farmer
and blacksmith at Wessnersville, where he owned the farm now the property
of Henry Leiby, and was the father of the following children: Lavina,
Casetta, William, Cordelia, Belisa, Mrs. Henry Leiby and Dr. Walter.


Daniel married Magdalena Fries, daughter of Peter Friess and Maria Unknown, on 5 Dec 1802 in First Reformed Church, Reading, Pennsylvania.1 2 3 (Magdalena Fries was born between 1780 and 1781 8 and died about 1836 in Albany Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania 1 6.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

I am unsure about this marriage date as Lydia appears to have been born in 1804. The DAR application for Peter Fries filed in 1908 shows 1809 as marriage date. No corroberation as yet.



1 National Society, SAR - Sons of the American Revolution, 71755.

2 Diana Quinones of Alabama, Quinones, Diana Email (Email from Diana Quinones).

3 website, (mostly unconfirmed - no sources - supposition) User contributed information on website (usually no sources).

4 Lehigh Valley Historical Society, Pennsylvania Church and Cemetery Records, Pg 36 of 41.

5 US Genweb Archives by Larry Haines, Jerusalem Union Church, Burials at.

6 Janet Binkley, Binkley, Janet email (Email from Janet Binkley).

7 Warren Patten Coon, Le Van Family, Desc of Daniel Levan and Marie Beau (Self Published Manuscript).

8 Diana Quinones of Alabama, Diana Quinones email (Email from Diana Quiones - printed copy in my records).

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