Julia Ann Smith

12 April 1813–29 October 1850 (Age 37)
Amanda Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States

The Life of Julia Ann

When Julia Ann Smith was born on 12 April 1813, in Amanda Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States, her father, Martin (Schmidt) Smith II, was 37 and her mother, Mary Margaret Bässler, was 42. She married Martin Bechtel on 23 June 1833, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 29 October 1850, in South Bloomfield, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Harrison Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Bechtel
Julia Ann Smith
Marriage: 23 June 1833
Mary Ann Bechtel
Angeline Bechtel
Harrison Bechtel
William Isaac Bechtel
Jesse C. Bechtal
Elizabeth Bechtel
Aetna Bechtel
Margaret Bechtel
Harriet Bechtel
Martin S. Bechtel

Spouse and Children

23 June 1833
Fairfield, Ohio, United States


    Mary Ann Bechtel


    Angeline Bechtel


    Harrison Bechtel


    William Isaac Bechtel



+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Martin (Schmidt) Smith II


    Mary Margaret Bässler




    Christian Smith



    Martin M Smith


    Jacob Smith



+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 12

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Julia Bechtle in entry for John C Bechtle and Clementina Brooks, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Julia Ann Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"
  • Julia Smith in entry for Jesse C. Bechtel, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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