Elizabeth Musselman Stern

4 May 1803–24 April 1889 (Age 85)
Rapho Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Musselman

When Elizabeth Musselman Stern was born on 4 May 1803, in Rapho Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Christian Sternaman, was 48 and her mother, Catherine Herr, was 45. She married Henry Brubacher Ginder in 1821, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 24 April 1889, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Rapho Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Brubacher Ginder
Elizabeth Musselman Stern
Marriage: 1821
Jacob Stern Ginder
Joseph Stern Ginder
Benjamin S. Ginder
Maria Elizabeth Ginder
John Stern Ginder

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    1821Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 9
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 27
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Emanuel, Moshe, Aviva, Chaim, Meyer, Hyman, Pinkas, Zvi, Devorah, Dov.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German stern, German Stern ‘star’, a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a star, or a Jewish artificial name. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Sweden, and in some other European countries (compare 3 below).English: nickname from Middle English stern(e), stirn(e), stiarne ‘severe, strict, cruel; strong, powerful’.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Elizabeth Ginaes in household of Jno Ginder, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Ginder in entry for Jacob Ginder and Nancy Shenk, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Lizzie Ginder in household of John S. Ginder, "United States Census, 1880"

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