Maria Christina Meyer

3 July 1763–1828 (Age 64)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Maria Christina

When Maria Christina Meyer was born on 3 July 1763, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johann Phillip Meyer, was 22 and her mother, Eva Dorothea Gelwicks, was 20. She married Daniel Sprankle about 1778, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1828, in Hamilton Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Fountaindale Lutheran Cemetery, Fountain Dale, Hamiltonban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Sprankle
1744–1821
Maria Christina Meyer
1763–1828
Marriage: about 1778
Charles Sprenkle
1779–1854
Polly Sprenkle
1809–
Catherine Sprankle
1785–1859
Magdalena Sprinkel
1791–1837
Eve Sprenkle
1793–
George Sprankle
1798–1867
William J. Sprenkle
1803–1863
Daniel Sprankle
1805–1874
Elizabeth Sprenkle
1807–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1778
York, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(9)

    Charles Sprenkle

    Male1779–1854Male

    Female1785–1859Female

    Magdalena Sprinkel

    Female1791–1837Female

    Eve Sprenkle

    Female1793–Female

    George Sprankle

    Male1798–1867Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Female1763–1828Female

    Maria Catherine Meyer

    Female1771–1842Female

    John George Meyer

    Male1776–1777Male

World Events (8)

1776

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 13

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 18

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Christiana Meyer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Christine in entry for Carl Sprenkel, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Christina in entry for John Geo. Sprenkel, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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