Anna Elisabetha Strauss

25 March 1739–
Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Anna Elisabetha

When Anna Elisabetha Strauss was born on 25 March 1739, in Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johann Albrecht Strauss, was 26 and her mother, Anna Maria Margaretta Zerbe, was 24.

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Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 37

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 61

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for an awkward or belligerent person, from Middle High German strūz ‘quarrel’, ‘complaint’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German strūze, German Strauss ‘ostrich’, hence a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an ostrich, or (among the German nobility) a nickname for someone whose coat-of-arms featured an ostrich, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird. In some cases the Jewish surname was ornamental.3 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name, Strūsso.

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

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  • Blue Book of Schuylkill County
  • Anna Elizabeth Strauss, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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