Elizabeth Or Sophie Weirman


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Elizabeth Or Sophie Weirman was born in 1771, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. She died in 1872, at the age of 101.

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    Age 5

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 5

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 5

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Eliezer, Meyer, Yitzhak, Yossef.

    Americanized form of German Weitmann, itself a variant of Weidmann ‘huntsman’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name or nickname from German weit ‘wide, far’ + Mann (Yiddish man) ‘man’.

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

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