Maria Barbara Frey

Brief Life History of Maria Barbara

When Maria Barbara Frey was born on 6 October 1792, in Neffs, North Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter Frey, was 28 and her mother, Christina Hotz, was 30. She married John Stopp about 1818, in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 7 March 1834, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 41.

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John Stopp
Maria Barbara Frey
1792–about 1834
Marriage: about 1818
Salinda Sallyanna Stopp
Mr Stopp
about 1834–1840
Mary Polly Stopp
Elisabeth Stapp
Melinda Stopp
Levina Stapp
John Joseph Stopp

Sources (11)

  • M Barbara Frey, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Barbara Frey in entry for Johann Stap, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"
  • M. Barbara Frey, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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"Historically, the town was called Unionville after the Union Church that was established there in 1797. The town's first store was built in 1815. The current town name honors Abraham Neff, first postmaster of the Neffs post office. Abraham Neff laid out the village while running a coach business and local hotel. The area then became ""Neffsville"", a name that was later shortened to ""Neffs""."


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Name Meaning

Swiss German and German: status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vrī ‘free, independent’. This surname is also found in Hungary, Poland, and especially in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Free and Frei .

English: variant of Fray .

History: This surname (see 1 above) is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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