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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Christopher Stophel Wentzel
Leah Adam
Marriage: 1 September 1844
Isaac Wentzel
Esther “Hettie” Wentzel
John E Wentzel
Israel Wentzel
Mary Sholley Wentzel
Sarah Wentzel
Jacob Wentzel
Elizabeth Wentzel
Elias Wentzel
Judith Wentzel
Edward Wentzel
Adam Wentzel

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.


    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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