Liborine Fahrenstuck
Catherine Brenna
(Bef 1662-1728)
Wilhelm Wirth
Elizabeth Kuckelsberg
Johann Diedrich Fahnestock
Anna Margaretha Wirth
Dr. Daniel Fannstick
(1737-After 1801)


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1. Eleanora "Nalli" Leas

2. Catherine Reiter

Dr. Daniel Fannstick 2 3

  • Born: 1737, Amwell, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
  • Marriage (1): Eleanora "Nalli" Leas on 18 Dec 1764 in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Marriage (2): Catherine Reiter in 1783 in Pennsylvania, USA 1
  • Died: After 1801, Juniata Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA

   Another name for Daniel was Fahnestock.4

  General Notes:

It appears that his real name was Daniel FAHNESTOCK and he was a doctor. This information comes from Jack and Elaine Newkirk.

# Occupation: the second of Johan Diedrich Fahnestock's sons to become a doctor.
# Event: purchased a plantation called "Sociability." LAND 24 JUN 1790 Tyrone twp, Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania
# Event: Dr. Daniel Fahnestock, yeoman, bought land with a gristmill on Buffalo Creek LAND DEC 1790 Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania
# Event: Daniel Fahnestock bought land on Little Buffalo Creek in Juniata County, PA LAND AUG 1797
# Event: Tax List 1780 Warrington Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
# Note: Daniel Fahnestock was taxed on 100 acresin Washington twp, York Co, PA.
# Event: Dr. Daniel Fahnestock and wife were among the members on the books of the Bermudian Congregation Member AFT 1764 Bermudian Church of the Brethren, Warrington twp, York Co, Pennsylvania
# Note: The Brethren in Colonial America by Durnbaugh, pages 184-185 records that the "Bermudian congregation began about 1758 in Warrington Twp, York County, Pennsylvania about 15 miles from the town of York. They were assisted by Conrad Beissel and were considered the offspring of the Ephrata church. The observed the 7th day (Saturday) as the Sabbath. Some of those in the membership lists that we would recognize were Daniel Fahnstick & wife, Dietrich Fahnstick & wife, John Cook, wife and son and George Neiss & wife." They would have been at the Bermudian Brethren Meeting House which is now part of the Upper Conewago Congregation. It is not the same as Lower Bermudian which was a Lutheran and Reformed (Union) church building.

According to Kathy Nelzen, The Whole Family:

On the 24th of June, 1790, he bought a plantation called "Sociability" in
Tyrone Twp, Cumberland County, Pa. In Dec. of that year he bought land
with a grist mill on Buffalo Creek in Rye Twp. ( later Juniata County).
He was a farmer. His first wife was listed as Ellen Lais on their
marriage record.

Daniel married Eleanora "Nalli" Leas, daughter of Leonard Leas and Salome Worley, on 18 Dec 1764 in Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church, Latimore, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA. (Eleanora "Nalli" Leas was born on 3 May 1744 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 22 Sep 1781 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Markey Burial Ground, Davidsburg, Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

No Name. 5

Daniel next married Catherine Reiter, daughter of Frederick Reiter and Maria Lehman, in 1783 in Pennsylvania, USA.1 (Catherine Reiter was born on 13 Dec 1757 in Washington, York County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 25 Dec 1831 in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Cocklin Cemetery, Upper Allen Township, , Pennsylvania, USA 6.)


1 Audrey S. Diener (

2 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

3 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.

4 Kathryn E. Leas Stuart, Yahoo Groups, LEAS: Message: Biography of Eleanor Leas and Daniel Fahnestock( : accessed 8 Mar 2011).

5 Jack and Elaine Newkirk.

6 Kathy Nelzen, RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: TheWholeFamily(

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