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
1839–1917
Anna Hershey Sprenkle
1840–1872
George Ellsworth Bechtel
1863–1899
Leander Bechtol
1865–
Jennie Bechtol
1866–1871
Abraham Bechtel
1868–1948

Spouse and Children

children

(4)

    George Ellsworth Bechtel

    Male1863–1899Male

    Leander Bechtol

    Male1865–Male

    Jennie Bechtol

    Female1866–1871Female

    Abraham Bechtel

    Male1868–1948Male

Parents and Siblings

    George Sprenkle

    Male1813–1894Male

    Nancy Hershey

    Female1815–1849Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (5)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

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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