Introduction

This web site contains the genealogy of the Le(e)ther Family. It describes the Dutch and American Le(e)thers. It all started around 1750 when the German Heinrich Daniel Löther arrived in the Netherlands. The name Löther is mentioned in the marriage register of the Dutch Reformed Church in Brummen, near Arnhem. This register doesn't exist anymore, but a substract of the register is found in the Archives of the Province of Gelderland, The Netherlands.

In 2000 we've found a official link between Heinrich Daniel Lether of Brummen and a Heinrich Daniel Löther we've found in Nassau Weilburg. Of his father Caesar Christoph Löther we found in 2001 a letter of appointment as city trumpetter in the archives of Solms-Braunfels. His father was also found there. However the Löther aren't born in Solms.

In 1789 Heinrich Daniel married Aelberdina Reijs. We've only found a registration of birth of their 2nd child (the 1st and 3rd died very young), Caesar Christoph. He was registered as a son of Leether. Between the marriage of son Caesar and the birth of his first child the second 'e' in the name Lether disappears. All of his 14 children are registered as a child of Lether. Nevertheless, one of them lives further as a 'Leether'.

Most information on living family members is limited due to privacy reasons. Family can request the web master for a mail message with the complete information.

Items or names that are underlined causes more clickable background information.

The following signs are used in compliance with the rules of the Dutch Central Bureau of Genealogy (CBG) in The Hague: [*] = born; [(*)] = born death; [bapt.] = baptized; [m] = publication of the banns; [x] = married; [ø] = divorced; [d] = deceased; [] = buried. Also, the standard Roman numbering is used.