Anna Hershey Sprenkle

1840–13 August 1872 (Age 32)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Anna Hershey

When Anna Hershey Sprenkle was born in 1840, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Sprenkle, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Hershey, was 25. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Samuel Harnish Bechtel. She lived in Manchester Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Heidelberg Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 13 August 1872, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in York Road Cemetery, Hanover, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Harnish Bechtel
Anna Hershey Sprenkle
George Ellsworth Bechtel
Leander Bechtol
Jennie Bechtol
Abraham Bechtel

Spouse and Children



    George Ellsworth Bechtel


    Leander Bechtol


    Jennie Bechtol


    Abraham Bechtel


Parents and Siblings

    George Sprenkle


    Nancy Hershey




World Events (5)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 23

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of North German Sprenkel, from Middle Low German sprenkel ‘grasshopper’ ( see Sprengel ) 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Bechtol in household of Saml H Bechtol, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Anne Sprenkle in household of George Sprenkle, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anna Bechtel, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

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