Andreas Hitchner

26 March 1762–21 September 1812 (Age 50)
Salem, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Andreas

When Andreas Hitchner was born on 26 March 1762, in Salem, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Hans Jacob Hitchner, was 39 and his mother, Mary Magdalena Lottholz, was 38. He married Margareta about 1778, in Salem, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 21 September 1812, in Salem, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Andreas Hitchner
1762–1812
Anna Sarah Jarman
1767–1797
Marriage: about 1784
Elizabeth Hitchner
1785–
Christina Hitchner
1787–
Hannah Hitchner
1788–
Mathias Hitchner
1789–
John Phillip Hitchner
1791–1864
Margaret Hitchner
1794–1863
Christina Hitchner
1796–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1784Salem, New Jersey, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (17)

    +12 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1775
    Age 13
    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
    1776
    Age 14
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776
    Age 14
    New Jersey is the 3rd state.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): possibly an occupational name from an altered form of Middle English hicheler ‘a flax or hemp dresser’, an agent derivative of Middle English hechelen, hichelen) ‘to split and straighten out flax or hemp fibers with a hatchel’. Substitution of n for l is found in other English surnames (such as Cinnamon ) and in this case may have been encouraged by familiarity with the river name Itchen in Warwickshire, the county where the surname is earliest recorded. Alternatively, a habitational name from the Sussex placename Itchenor is formally possible, but no evidence for a derived surname has been found in Sussex or neighboring counties. Hitchner is probably a monogenetic surname, recorded as Ichener (1437) in Packwood (Warwickshire), Hychener (1500) in Stratford upon Avon (Warwickshire), Hitchener (1635) in London, and Hichiner (1665) in Colwich (Staffordshire).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Cinnamon

    Sources (14)

    • Andrew Hichner, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
    • Andreas Hitschner in entry for Christina Hitschner, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
    • Andrew Hitchner in entry for Margaret Allen, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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