Peter Martin Frank

1 January 1784–1 January 1869 (Age 85)
Davidson, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Peter Martin

When Peter Martin 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, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Martin Frank
Margaret Rickard
Marriage: 2 June 1835
Peter Martin Frank
Annie Phoebe Frank

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1835Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 2
    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
    Age 5
    On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
    Age 24
    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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    Sources (8)

    • Peter Frank, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Peter Frank in entry for Smith Fritts and Anna Phebe Burkhart, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Peter Frank, "United States Census, 1830"

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