Valentine Zerbe

Brief Life History of Valentine

When Valentine Zerbe was born in 1744, in Host, Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Peter Zerbe, was 42 and his mother, Anna Christina Lauck, was 28. He married Salome Ney about 1767, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1813, in Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69.

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Valentine Zerbe
Salome Ney
Marriage: about 1767
Anna Elisabeth Zerbe
Andreas Zerben
Maria Magdalena Zerbe
Jonathan Zerbe
Andreas Zerbe

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  • Pennsylvania, U.S., Septennial Census, 1779-1863
  • Pennsylvania, U.S., Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages, 1730-1799
  • Vallandin Zerben in entry for Andreas Zerben, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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Historical Boundaries 1752: Berks, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


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.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of the places called Zerbau, Zerben (near Magdeburg), or Zerbow. This surname is also found in Poland. Compare Servey , Zerba , and Zerby .

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

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