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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Family Time Line

Mathias Kerscht
1759–1841
Anna Ewen
1766–1828
Marriage: 26 November 1785
Mathias Kirscht
1794–1876
Henricus Kerscht
1809–1809
Joannis Kerscht
1811–

Spouse and Children

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

(3)

    Male1794–1876Male

    Henricus Kerscht

    Male1809–1809Male

    Joannis Kerscht

    Male1811–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Kirsten

    Male1739–Male

    Ewa Schmitz

    Female1739–Female

siblings

(1)

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.
1814

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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