Melinda Stopp

Female25 May 1825–about 1908

Brief Life History of Melinda

When Melinda Stopp was born on 25 May 1825, in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Stopp, was 28 and her mother, Maria Barbara Frey, was 32. She married John Bertsch on 22 November 1846, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died about 1908, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Egypt, Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bertsch
Melinda Stopp
1825–about 1908
Marriage: 22 November 1846
Ellen J. Bertsch
about 1848–1937
Joseph Jacob Bertsch
about 1851–1893
Oscar D Bertsch
Alfred Henry Bertsch
Clinton P. Bertsch
Amanda Bertsch

Sources (8)

  • Malinda Bartsch in household of John Bartsch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Melinda Stapp, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Malinda Stopp Bertsch, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1846Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 5

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 38

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Erhardt.

    North German and Danish: from Middle Low German stōp ‘pitcher, stone bottle’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of the vessels or a wine seller or innkeeper.

    German: nickname for a small, stocky person in connection with the meaning above.

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

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