The Levensalers of Waldoboro, Maine


The Levensalers of Waldoboro, Maine - Walter L. Levensaler. Pieter and Anna Liebenzeller, of Hessen-Nassau, Germany, and their six children boarded the ship Elizabeth in Amsterdam and arrived in Broad Bay, Maine, in 1753. This book follows their family line through three of their children, Johan Adam, Christoph, and Anna Margaretha Liebenzeller Hilt. The Levensalers became well established in the state of Maine and have since spread to all corners of the United States. The first chapter of the book discusses the migration of the Levensalers and settlement in Broad Bay. This is followed by three separate chapters that provide genealogical information about the descendants of each of the three children. Genealogical entries are arranged chronologically, and trace some families up to the 20th century. Included in this work is a transcription of "The Waldo Circular." This document was distributed by the proprietor of Waldoboro to induce German settlers to occupy the lands of his patent. Other material includes a German departure list of the Elizabeth; excerpts from the U.S. Censuses, 1790-1910; letters to Massachusetts governors; entries from family Bibles; town birth and death records; representations of newspaper notices; early war records; excerpts from the town census of 1906; an index to land records; Maine Historical Society references; Social Security death records; and Maine marriages, 1890-1995. (2000), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 178 pp.

ISBN: 9780788416064