Military Continental Army, 1777
Leonard Drumheller (Johannes Leanard Drumheller) and his wife Henrietta"Hetty" were both born in Germany. They came to Pennsylvania on the ship"Mary and Sarah" which sailed from Amsterdam via Portsmouth, England toPhiladelphia where it landed 26 Oct 1754. Leonard's signature is on theship's passenger list and the port list. They had three for four childrenat the time of arrival and settled in the Western District of BerksCounty, PA. Several of their children stayed in Berks County but Leonardand Hetty came south to Albemarle County, probably in 1783 when Leonardbought land there.spouse: Kebler, Anne Henritte (1720 - ~1800)
John served in the15th Virginia Cavalry, Company B during the Civil Warspouse: Dameron, Elvira Jane (1831 - 1914)
Zech E. Drumheller's Obituary lists "father John D. Drumheller."
Died at 6 1/2 years old.
Lycurgus Drumheller, well known resident of Nelson county, died at 4o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home near Rockfish after a briefillness of pneumonia. Mr. Drumheller was a native of Nelson, son of thelate John and Elvira Thurman Drumheller. One time resident of CliftonForge and was 95 years of age. He remembered when Sheridan's men burnedthe Rockfish Bridge after pulling off the tin that protected the wood. Anearby warehouse supplied hay, which was piled on top of rails and a firebuilt at night. Mr. Drumheller said he retrieved the tin and covered theroof of the kitchen with it.spouse: Kidd, Sarah Louise (1855 - 1939)
In his 17th year as the Civil War was ending Mr. Drumheller was draftedinto the Confederate Army but was unable to reach Richmond before thesurrender at Appomattox. His father served 4 years during the war.
Mr. Drumheller attributed his long life to temperance. I've beentemperate all my life he said recently. As to use of tobacco-once hechewed tobacco, then he smoked cigars and finally he began to light up aclay pipe with a stem 18 inches long but he gave it up 50 years ago aftera woman picked up his pipe and puffed it. I didn't want to smoke it aftershe had, he said. He thought it a mighty bad habit for a woman to smoke.Mr. Drumheller married Miss Sarah Louise Kidd of Nelson, whose deathoccurred seven years ago.
Infant - name unknown
Foster Children:spouse: Spearse, Thomas Henry (1877 - 1948)
Ethel Bell Quick
Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy Pages 874 thru 898spouse: Treon, Elizabeth (1797 - 1852)
Martin Drumheller, son of Johann Nicholas, was born Nov. 6, 1795,
and died Dec. 5, 1852. He lived in Washington township where he engaged
in farming, and in his day was also a popular auctioneer, crying most of
the sales held in that section of his time. His wife, Elizabeth Frey,
born Aug. 11, 1797, died Oct. 29. 1852. They had children as follows:
Levi, Adam, Senerius (who settled out west), Mrs. Hetrich, Mrs. Heim(whose husband
was a cabinetmaker) and Edward T.
Note: Floyd's Genealogy pages do not mention Amos, Isaac, or Milton.Our database did not mention Senerius and Edward T.