Maria Catharina Thomas

1705–10 October 1753 (Age 48)
Kingston, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Maria Catharina

When Maria Catharina Thomas was born in 1705, in Kingston, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Johnathon Thomas, was 30 and her mother, Margaret TREADWELL, was 25. She married Johann Lorenz Alsdorf on 15 March 1732, in Anhausen, Neuwied, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 10 October 1753, in Plattekill, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 48, and was buried in New Hurley, Shawangunk, Ulster, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Lorenz Alsdorf
1710–1789
Maria Catharina Thomas
1705–1753
Marriage: 15 March 1732
Johann Philippus Alsdorf
1731–
Anna Maria Alsdorf
1738–
Catherine Alsdorf
1732–1779
Elisabeth Alsdorf
1733–1810
Catharine Amalia Alsdorf
1734–1815
Simon Alsdorf Sr.
1735–1823
Margaret Alsdorf
1740–
Gertrude Alsdorf
1743–
Philip Alsdorf
1743–
Johannes Alsdorff
1745–1823

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1732Anhausen, Neuwied, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany
  • Children

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    Name Meaning

    (1997: 219271;2007: 524288; 2010: 756142)English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The Th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain, the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Maria Thomas in entry for Johannis Alsdorf, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
    • Maria Catrina Thomasz in entry for Elisabeth Aalsdorff, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
    • Mariah Catrina Thomas Alsdorf, "Find A Grave Index"

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