Esther Breneman

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Breneman was born on 23 December 1793, in Manor Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Bowman Brenneman, was 30 and her mother, Elizabetha Bossler, was 26. She married Jacob Warfel about 1812, in Conestoga Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 9 August 1837, in Conestoga Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Warfel
Esther Breneman
Marriage: about 1812
Anna Warfel
Elizabeth Warfel
Leah Brenneman Warfel
Benjamin Warfel
Abraham B. Warfel
John Brenneman Warfel
George Brenneman Warfel
Valentine Warfel
Martin B. Warfel
Rachel Warfel
Esther B. Warfel
Barbara E Warfel

Sources (9)

  • Esther Warfel or Brenneman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"
  • Esther Warfel in entry for Louis A Geiger and Rachel Warfel, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Esther Warfel or Brenneman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German (ultimately mostly Swiss German) Brennemann (see Brenneman ).

Jewish: variant of Brenner .

History: This (see 1 above) is a variant of the name of a Swiss Mennonite and Amish family, originally spelled Brönnimann (see Brenneman ).

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

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