David Bogenrief

4 April 1795–21 January 1881 (Age 85)
Union, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of David

When David Bogenrief was born on 4 April 1795, in Union, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Christoffel Bogenrieff, was 38 and his mother, Sophia Feg, was 38. He married Catherine Zellers from 1819 to 1820, in Union, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in West Buffalo Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 21 January 1881, in Union, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Bogenrief
Catherine Zellers
Marriage: from 1819 to 1820
Sarah Bogenrief
William Bogenrief
Henrietta Bogenrief
Christina Bogenrief
Daniel Bogenreif
Susannah Bogenrief
Mary Ann Bogenreif
Amelia Bogenrief
Eliza Alice Bogenrief
John S Bogenreif

Spouse and Children


    Catherine Zellers


from 1819 to 1820
Union, Pennsylvania, United States


    Sarah Bogenrief


    Daniel Bogenreif


    Susannah Bogenrief


    Mary Ann Bogenreif


    William Bogenrief


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 17

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for an archer or a bowmaker, from Middle High German bogen ‘bow’ + reif, an agent noun from reifen ‘to bend’.

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

Sources (3)

  • David Bagonreif, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Bogenrief, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David Bogenrief, "Find A Grave Index"

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