Joseph Christian Horst

30 June 1878–7 April 1949 (Age 70)
Conewago Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph Christian

Joseph Christian Horst was born on 30 June 1878, in Conewago Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of John Horst and Kathryn "Kate" Etter. He married Mary Ellen Strupp on 7 November 1905, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Florin, East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States for about 7 years. He died on 7 April 1949, in East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Risser's Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph Christian Horst
Mary Ellen Strupp
Marriage: 7 November 1905
Elmira Kathryn Horst
Mary Elizabeth Horst

Spouse and Children

7 November 1905
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States


    Elmira Kathryn Horst


    Mary Elizabeth Horst


Parents and Siblings

    John Horst


    Kathryn "Kate" Etter




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch:1. topographic name from Middle Low German hurst, Middle Dutch horst ‘undergrowth’, ‘brushwood’, ‘wild place’. More specifically, the term was also used to denote a crow's or similar large bird's nest, a raised area in surrounding marshland, or an area of uncleared woodland, all of which meanings could have contributed to the surname. 2. habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christ J Horst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Christ Horst, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Christ Horst, "United States Census, 1940"

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