Note: The ancestry of the Wideman Family of Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks Counties, Pennsylvania, and of York and Waterloo Counties, Ontario, Canada, can be traced back to the year 1733 when the old progenitor, Martin Wideman, came to America and settled in Clay Township, Lancaster County Pennsylvania. He received a patent from William Penn and his associates for 385 acres of land situated in said Clay Township. The date of the conveyance is October 6th, 1733, and the consideration named for the said land is �59 19s 6d. This was the common ancestor of the family now found in Pennsylvania and Canada. The old progenitor was born in Durlach, near Carlsruhe, Baden, Germany, about the year 1700. His family consisted of three sons, Christopher, Jacob and Sebastian, and a daughter who was married to John Weachter. Christopher was married and settled at New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and was the ancestor of the Widemans in that section of the county. Jacob settled in Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was married to Barbara Hoover (Huber) and had a large family, namely: George, Christopher, Martin, John, Jacob, Samuel, Peter, Catharine, married to a Mr. Leis, Elizabeth, married to George Yundt, Susannah, married to George Elser and Barbara married to a Mr. Ziegler. Jacob, the fifth son of the last named family, resided in Clay Township, near his father's home where he was engaged in farming. His family consisted of ten children, namely: William, Catharine, married to John Mentzer, Elizabeth, married to John Shenk, Susannah, married to Henry Roneig, Jacob who died, leaving two children, Sallie, married to a Mr. Fisher, Polly, married to a Mr. Nye, George, Fannie, married to a Mr. Hecker, and Martin, married to Lydia Yundt. [Eby Book 1895]
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