Barbara Houtz

about 1768–
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Houtz was born about 1768, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Philip Lorentz Hautz, was 28 and her mother, Anna Maria Mueller, was 28. She married Samuel Smith about 1788, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Smith
Barbara Houtz
Marriage: about 1788

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    Samuel Smith



about 1788
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 8

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

Age 8

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 32

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

German:1. Probably an altered spelling of Hautz , an argot word (thieves’ slang) in Bavaria and Austria for a peasant farmer. 2. from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with hug ‘mind’ ( see Hugo ).

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

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