John Bast

20 October 1784–1862 (Age 77)
Nazareth, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Bast was born on 20 October 1784, in Nazareth, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Henry Bast, was 40 and his mother, Anna Margaretha Ritter, was 18. He died in 1862, at the age of 78.

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Jacob Henry Bast
Anna Margaretha Ritter
Jacob Henry Bast Jr
Regina Bast
John Bast
Martin Bast

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World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 3

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of the personal name Sebastian .2 French: from bast ‘saddle pad for a beast of burden’, hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such saddles or more probably a derogatory nickname.

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

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  • John Bast, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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