Anna Maria Markle

Brief Life History of Anna Maria

When Anna Maria Markle was born on 21 June 1767, in Moselem Springs, Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johan Peter Merkel, was 46 and her mother, Anna Catharine Brietener Grimm, was 37. She died on 29 January 1817, at the age of 49.

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Anna Maria Markle

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  • Anna Maria Mergel, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Peter Merkle will in Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994;
  • Anna Maria Mergel, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Markle in Lothian, Scotland, or from Much Marcle or Little Marcle in Herefordshire, England, named in Old English with mearc ‘boundary’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Americanized form of German Markel 1, Markl 1, Merkel , Merkl , or Merkle , names which are, with the exception of the first one, also found in Alsace and Lorraine in France.

Jewish (American): variant of Markel 2.

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

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