Susanna Martz

2 September 1826–31 August 1898 (Age 72)
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Susanna

When Susanna Martz was born on 2 September 1826, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Martz, was 48 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Jury, was 38. She married Simon Romberger about 1852, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 August 1898, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Washington Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simon Romberger
Susanna Martz
Marriage: about 1852
Isaiah H Romberger
Sarah Louise Romberger
Mary Jane Romberger
Catherine Cecelia Romberger
Lydia Ann Romberger
Amanda Romberger
Henry Curtain Romberger
Anna Laura Romberger
Julia A. Romberger

Spouse and Children

    Simon Romberger



about 1852
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States


    Isaiah H Romberger


    Sarah Louise Romberger


    Mary Jane Romberger


    Catherine Cecelia Romberger


    Lydia Ann Romberger


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Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

German:1. (also Märtz ): from a nickname or personal name for someone who was born or baptized in the month of March, Middle High German merz ( see March 2), or who had some other special connection with the month, such as owing a feudal obligation then. 2. ( Märtz ): from a short form of a personal name such as Martin 1 or Mark 1. 3. from a Germanic personal name, Marizo (which became Mar(t)zo), a pet form of compound names formed with mari ‘famous’ as the first element.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susannah Martz in household of Joseph Colier, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susannah Ramberger in household of Simon Ramberger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susana Runburger in household of Simon Runburger, "United States Census, 1870"

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