Benjamin Hershey Jr.

1732–8 December 1812 (Age 80)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Hershey Jr. was born in 1732, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Bishop Benedict Benjamin Shelly Hershey, was 36 and his mother, Mary Magdalena Rhode, was 32. He married Maria Magdelena Stauffer about 1758, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 8 December 1812, in United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Hershey Jr.
1732–1812
Maria Magdelena Stauffer
1744–1770
Marriage: about 1758
Elizabeth Hershey
1759–1787
Magdalena Hershy
1760–1787
Benjamin Hershey
1770–
Feronica Anna Hershey
1766–1830
Anna Maria Hershey
1766–1843

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1758
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
children

(5)

    Elizabeth Hershey

    Female1759–1787Female

    Magdalena Hershy

    Female1760–1787Female

    Female1766–1830Female

    Anna Maria Hershey

    Female1766–1843Female

    Benjamin Hershey

    Male1770–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1776

Age 44

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

Age 44

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 62

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names, see for example Hershkowitz .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Hercé or Hercy in Mayenne, France.

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

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