Anna Maria Steckel

Brief Life History of Anna Maria

When Anna Maria Steckel was born on 20 April 1811, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Solomon Steckel Sr., was 22 and her mother, Anna Maria Geiger, was 22. She married John Troxell in 1829, in Whitehall Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pleasant Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 8 June 1872, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fort Seneca, Seneca, Ohio, United States.

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John Troxell
Anna Maria Steckel
Marriage: 1829
William Henry Troxell
Emeline Troxel
Anna Maria Traxel
Belinda Troxell
Edmund Troxell
Coletta Lucetta Troxell

Sources (9)

  • Anna Troxel in household of Edmund Troxel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Anna Maria Steckel, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Anna Maria Troxell, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries 1812: Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

Name Meaning

North German: nickname from Middle Low German stekel ‘easily affronted’.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German steckel and Yiddish shtekl ‘little stick’, hence perhaps a nickname for a thin person.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Stöckel ‘outhouse’.

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

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