Sophia Pehl

Female14 February 1837–4 June 1914

Brief Life History 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 and 1 daughter. She lived in Gillespie, Texas, United States in 1870 and Weed, Otero, New Mexico, United States in 1900. She died on 4 June 1914, in Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (14)

  • Sophia Hunter in household of Alfd Hunter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sophia Pehl Hunter - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Sophia Pehl Hunter
  • Sophie Sale, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1852Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Gillespie, Texas, United States

    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

    Age 15

    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

    Age 24

    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

    Name Meaning

    German: either from an Old Prussian name of uncertain origin, or a shortened form of North German Pehlgrimm ‘pilgrim’ (from Latin peregrinus; German Pilger ), which was also used as a personal name.

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

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