Johann Heinrich Marsteller

31 July 1730–8 March 1797 (Age 66)
Trappe, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Johann Heinrich

When Johann Heinrich Marsteller was born on 31 July 1730, in Trappe, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frederich Ludwig Marsteller, was 28 and his mother, Anna Barbara (Storcken) Starck, was 29. He married Anna Barbara Van Fossen on 9 December 1753, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 8 March 1797, in Providence Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Johann Heinrich Marsteller
Anna Barbara Van Fossen
Marriage: 9 December 1753
Frederick Marsteller
Johannes Marsteller
Catherine Marsteller
Henrich Marsteller
Elisabeth Marsteller
Magdalena Marsteller
Lydia Marsteller
Anna Margretha Marsteller
Heinrich Marsteller

Spouse and Children

9 December 1753
Pennsylvania, United States


    Frederick Marsteller


    Johannes Marsteller



    Henrich Marsteller


    Elisabeth Marsteller


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World Events (4)


Age 46

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

Age 46

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1783 · A Free America

Age 53

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a stable boy in or for the supervisor of the stables on a noble estate, from Middle High German mar(c) ‘noble horse’ stall ‘stable’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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German naming customs

The Vorname (in English forename) is usually given to a child by the parents shortly after birth. It is common to give a child several forenames, one of them intended for everyday use and known as the …

Sources (3)

  • Henrich Marsteller in entry for Elisabeth Marsteller, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Heinrich Marsteller in entry for Magdalena Marsteller, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Henrich Marsteller in entry for Friedrich Marsteller, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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