Christopher Stophel Wentzel

Male10 April 1783–10 April 1857

Brief Life History of Christopher Stophel

When Christopher Stophel Wentzel was born on 10 April 1783, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Philip Wentzel, was 54 and his mother, Salome Anna Maria Lauffer, was 39. He married Leah Adam on 1 September 1844, in Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 10 April 1857, in Chapman, Union Township, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Mills, Perry Township, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Stophel Wentzel
1783–1857
Leah Adam
1789–1871
Marriage: 1 September 1844
Isaac Wentzel
1808–1878
Esther “Hettie” Wentzel
1809–1871
John E Wentzel
1810–1874
Israel Wentzel
1812–1888
Mary Sholley Wentzel
1814–1891
Sarah Wentzel
1817–1856
Jacob Wentzel
1818–1880
Elizabeth Wentzel
1820–1900
Elias Wentzel
1823–1898
Judith Wentzel
1825–1907
Edward Wentzel
1830–1915
Adam Wentzel
1836–1928

Sources (9)

  • Christopher Wentzel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christopher Wentzel, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Christopher in entry for Leah Wentzel, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1844Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 3

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

    Age 4

    On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

    1803

    Age 20

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Wenzel and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

    Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Vencelj (see Vencel 2) and Czech Vencl or Vencel 1, cognates of 1.

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

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