John Paul

26 July 1786–2 March 1856 (Age 69)
Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Paul was born on 26 July 1786, in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Friedrich Paul, was 40 and his mother, Anna Maria Sophia Bauer, was 36. He married Esther Faust about 1805, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 2 March 1856, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Paul
Esther Faust
Marriage: about 1805
Joseph Paul
Sarah Esther Paul
Marianna Paul
Reuben Paul
Thomas Paul
Hanna Paul
Elisabeth Paul
Anna Paul
Eli Paul
Maria Paul
Eliza Paul

Spouse and Children

about 1805
Pennsylvania, United States


    Joseph Paul


    Marianna Paul


    Sarah Esther Paul


    Reuben Paul


    Thomas Paul


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 1

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

Age 22

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Paul (Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about ad 34 . He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early saints. The American surname has absorbed cognates from other European languages, for example Greek Pavlis and its many derivatives. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .3 Catalan (Paül): habitational name from any of several places named Paül.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Paul in entry for Maria Paul, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • John Paul in entry for Eli Paul, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • John Paul in entry for Anna Paul, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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