Peter Frank

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Frank was born on 1 January 1784, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Johann Martin Frank, was 32 and his mother, Mary Barbara Boss, was 16. He married Hannah Louise Stockinger about 1815, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 1 January 1869, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Becks Reformed Church Cemetery, Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Frank
1784–1869
Margaret Rickard
1803–1860
Marriage: 2 June 1835
Peter Martin Frank
1837–1908
Annie Phoebe Frank
1839–1908

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  • Peter Frank, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Peter Frank, "Find A Grave Index" NO MARKER - NO RECORD OF ANY MIDDLE NAME "MARTIN"
  • Peter Frank in entry for Smith Fritts and Anna Phebe Burkhart, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1789 · Becomes 12th State

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovenian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic or habitational name for someone from Franconia (German Franken), a region of southwestern Germany so called from its early settlement by the Franks, an ancient Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the River Rhine in Roman times. In the 6th–9th centuries, under leaders such as Clovis I (c. 466–511) and Charlemagne (742–814), the Franks established a substantial empire in western Europe, from which the country of France takes its name.

English (of Norman origin), Dutch, and German: from the personal name Frank (Norman French Franco, ancient Germanic Franko), in origin an ethnic name for a Frank, or from German Franke ‘Frank(ish), Franconian’ (compare 1 above). This also came to be used as an adjective meaning ‘free, open-hearted, generous’ (Middle English and Old French franc ‘free’, i.e. not a serf or slave), deriving from the fact that in Frankish Gaul only people of Frankish race enjoyed the status of fully free men. As a surname of German origin it is also found (in both possible meanings; see 1 above) in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Franc and Franck .

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

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