Mathias Kerscht

28 March 1759–9 February 1841 (Age 81)
Meckel, Bitburg, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Mathias

When Mathias Kerscht was born on 28 March 1759, in Meckel, Bitburg, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, his father, Peter Kirsten, was 20 and his mother, Ewa Schmitz, was 20. He married Anna Ewen on 26 November 1785, in Messerich, Bitburg, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 9 February 1841, in Mettendorf, Bitburg, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 81.

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Mathias Kerscht
Anna Ewen
Marriage: 26 November 1785
Mathias Kirscht
Henricus Kerscht
Joannis Kerscht

Spouse and Children

26 November 1785
Messerich, Bitburg, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany



    Henricus Kerscht


    Joannis Kerscht


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Kirsten


    Ewa Schmitz




World Events (2)

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 54

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

Age 55

The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

Name Meaning

South German: from a dialect pronunciation of a short form (Kirst) of the personal name Christianus ( see Christian ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mathiae Kerst in entry for Mathias Kerst, "Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957"
  • Mathiae Kerscht in entry for Henricus Ludewig, "Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957"
  • Mathias Kirsten, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"

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