Catharine May Erb

about 1796–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catharine May

When Catharine May Erb was born about 1796, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter Schantz Erb, was 37 and her mother, Anna Maria Schaeffer, was 33. She married Christian Bomberger about 1830, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She died in United States.

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Christian Bomberger
Catharine May Erb
Marriage: about 1830
Christopher Bomberger
Emanuel Bomberger
Jacob Bomberger
John Bomberger
Maris Bomberger
William Bomberger

Spouse and Children

about 1830
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 34

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

German and Swiss German: from the medieval personal name Erbe, meaning ‘descendant’, ‘heir’, which was popular in the Upper Rhineland.

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

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  • Mennonite records

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