Maria Sophia Schwartz

Brief Life History of Maria Sophia

When Maria Sophia Schwartz was born on 10 May 1739, in Webenheim, Blieskastel, Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, her father, Lorentz Schwartz, was 38 and her mother, Anna Barbara Schunk, was 35. She married Johann Georg Gemar on 22 November 1752, in Mittelbach, Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters.

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Johann Georg Gemar
Maria Sophia Schwartz
Marriage: 22 November 1752
Johann Georg Wilhelm Gemar
David Gemar
Maria Sophia Gemar
Anna Maria Barbara Gemar
Georg Friedrich Gemar
Heinrich Jakob Gemar
Joannes Georgius Gemmar
Catharina Elisabetha Gemar
Maria Catharina Gemar

Sources (24)

  • Maria Sophia Schwartz, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Maria Sophia Schwartz, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Maria Sophia in entry for Maria Catharina Gemar, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

World Events (3)

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.


The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hyman, Emanuel, Meyer, Chaim, Isadore, Moshe, Aron, Ari, Mayer, Hershel.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion, from Middle High German swarz, German schwarz, Yiddish shvarts ‘dark, black’. In some cases this may be a habitational name from any of the places called Schwarz, named with the same word. This form of the surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, etc. Compare Schwarcz , Schwarz , Shwartz , Swarts , and Swartz .

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

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