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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Daniel Sprankle
Maria Christina Meyer
Marriage: about 1778
Charles Sprenkle
Polly Sprenkle
Catherine Sprankle
Magdalena Sprinkel
Eve Sprenkle
George Sprankle
William J. Sprenkle
Daniel Sprankle
Elizabeth Sprenkle

Spouse and Children

about 1778
York, Pennsylvania, United States


    Charles Sprenkle



    Magdalena Sprinkel


    Eve Sprenkle


    George Sprankle


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Maria Catherine Meyer


    John George Meyer


World Events (8)


Age 13

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

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.

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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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