Peter Stephens

Male3 March 1687–6 December 1757

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Stephens was born on 3 March 1687, in Steinsfurt, Sinsheim, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, his father, Gabriel Steffen, was 42 and his mother, Barbara Bär, was 43. He married Maria Christina on 17 November 1712, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Montgomery Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America in 1730 and Orange, Orange, Virginia, British Colonial America in 1732. He died on 6 December 1757, in Stephensburg, Frederick, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 70, and was buried in Stephensburg, Frederick, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Peter Stephens
Maria Christina
Marriage: 17 November 1712
Lewis Ludwig Stephens
Lawrence Stephens
Maria Christina Stephens
Mary Magdalena Stephens
Margaret Stephens
Peter Stephens Jr.
Heinrich Henry Johann Stephens

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  • Germany, Select Marriages, 1558-1929
  • Stephens, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Johann Peter S. in entry for Johann Peter S., "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"

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  • Marriage
    17 November 1712Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
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    Age 43

    "Stephens City (/ˈstiːvənz/ STEE-vənz) is an incorporated town in the southern part of Frederick County, Virginia, United States, with a population in 2018 of 2,041. Founded by Peter Stephens in the 1730s, the colonial town was chartered and named for Lewis Stephens in October 1758. It was originally settled by German Protestants from Heidelberg. Stephens City is the second-oldest municipality in the Shenandoah Valley after nearby Winchester, which is about 5 miles (8 km) to the north. ""Crossroads"", the first free black community in the Valley in the pre-Civil War years, was founded east of town in the 1850s. Crossroads remained until the beginning of the Civil War when the freed blacks either escaped or were recaptured. Stephens City was saved from intentional burning in 1864 by Union Major Joseph K. Stearns. The town has gone through several name changes in its history, starting as ""Stephensburg"", then ""Newtown"", and finally winding as Stephens City."

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Stevens .

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

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    Peter Stephan, son of Gabriel Stäffen and Barbara Bär, was born on 3 Mar 1687 in Steinsfurt, Heidelberg County, Germany, was baptized on 9 Mar 1687 in Steinsfurt, Heidelberg County, Germany, and died …

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