John Leonard Firor

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John Leonard Firor

  • Birth 22 Dec 1758 Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 14 Mar 1843 Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 82804093

John Leonard Firor was born December 22, 1758, in Mechanicstown (now Thurmont), Frederick County, Maryland, the first of 5 children of John Henry Firor and Anna Magdalena Matthews. On May 2, 1757, in Frederick County, Maryland, he married Dorothea Elisabetha Paus, daughter of immigrant Christopher Paus and his wife, Magdalena Frey. She was born in Falckner Swamp, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, April 22, 1757. Leonard and Elizabeth were the parents of 7 known children: Maria Magdalena (married Christian Harbaugh), Daniel, Maria Barbara (married John Row), Sophia, John, Catharina (married John Grove) and Henry Benjamin Firor. Leonard was my 4g-grandfather.


The family record from Johann Henrich Firor's family Bible (from the Rev. War Pension file for Henry Firor, Jr.):

Year 1771, I bought this book for 3 pounds.
Year 1735, the 6th of December, I Johan Henrich Firor was born.
Year 1735, the 2nd of September, my wife Madalena was born.
Year 1754, the 27th of July, my mother died.
Johan Henrich Firor was married in the year 1757, the 2nd of May.
Year 1758, the 22nd of December, our (son) Johan Lenhart Firor was born.
Year 1760, the 25th of August, our (son) Johan Henrich Firor was born.
Year 1762, the 5th of June, our (daughter) Maria Barbara Firorin was born.
Year 1763, the 23rd of November, our (daughter) Maria Madlena Firorin was born.
Year 1766, the 9th of June, our (daughter) Ann Margaret Firorin was born.


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  • Maintained by: Gregg Freese
  • Originally Created by: Mike Hahn
  • Added: 1 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82804093
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Leonard Firor (22 Dec 1758–14 Mar 1843), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82804093, citing Apples United Church of Christ Cemetery, Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Gregg Freese (contributor 47870813) .