Daniel Dierdorff

Brief Life History of Daniel

When Daniel Dierdorff was born about 1738, in Paradise Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Dierdorff, was 30 and his mother, Maria Catharina Ehrhardt, was 28. He died before 1786, in New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Dierdorff
1709–1786
Maria Catharina Ehrhardt
1711–1786
Abraham Dierdorf
1734–1801
Daniel Dierdorff
1738–1786
Johannes Dierdorff
1740–1792
Anthony Dierdorff
1747–1806
Mary Magdalene Dierdorff
1749–1814
Caty Deardorff
1749–1828
Katharine Dierdorff
1749–1828
Amy Dierdorff
1749–1823

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  • Daniel Dierdorff, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

World Events (3)

1775

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

1776

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

1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

Name Meaning

Biblical name (meaning ‘God is my judge’ in Hebrew), borne by the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel. He was an Israelite slave of the Assyrian king Nebuchadnezzar, who obtained great favour through his skill in interpreting dreams and the ‘writing on the wall’ at the feast held by Nebuchadnezzar's son Belshazzar. His enemies managed to get him cast into a lions' den, but he was saved by God. This was a favourite tale in the Middle Ages, often represented in miracle plays. The name has been perennially popular among English speakers since the 16th century and has been particularly favoured since the 1980s.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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