Sophia Pehl

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Alfred Frank Hunter
1833–1912
Sophia Pehl
1837–1914
Marriage: 31 December 1852
James Alfred Hunter
1857–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 December 1852
Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States
children

(1)

    James Alfred Hunter

    Male1857–1938Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1808–1860Male

    Gesina Magdalena "Helene" Stein

    Female1808–1880Female

siblings

(7)

    Johann Adam Pehl

    Male1834–1894Male

    Female1837–1914Female

    Mathias Pehl

    Male1838–1866Male

    Johann Heinrich Pehl

    Male1840–Male

    Johann Heinrich Pehl

    Male1841–1841Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

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.
1863

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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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