Sophia Pehl

14 February 1837–4 June 1914 (Age 77)
Holler, Westerwaldkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

The Life Summary of Sophia

When Sophia Pehl was born on 14 February 1837, in Holler, Westerwaldkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, her father, Peter Pehl, was 28 and her mother, Gesina Magdalena "Helene" Stein, was 28. She married Alfred Frank Hunter on 31 December 1852, in Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States in 1910. She died on 4 June 1914, at the age of 77.

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Alfred Frank Hunter
Sophia Pehl
Marriage: 31 December 1852
James Alfred Hunter

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World Events (8)

Age 9
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German
Age 15
On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.
Age 26
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German: either from an Old Prussian name of uncertain origin, or a shortened form of Pehlemann, a habitational name from a place called Pehlen near Detmold. Alternatively, it could be a shortened form of North German Pehlgrimm ‘pilgrim’ (standard German Pilger ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (11)

  • Sophia Hunter in household of Alfred Hunter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sofia Hunter in household of Alfred Hunter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sophia Pehl, „Deutschland, Hesse-Nassau, Diözese Limburg, Katholische Kirchenbücher, 1601-1919“

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