Maria Elisabeth Petri

New York, United States

The Life Summary of Maria Elisabeth

Maria Elisabeth Petri was born in 1719, in New York, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
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New York is the 11th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
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"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Manfred, Gerhard, Otto, Ulrich, Arno, Eberhard, Ernst, Klaus, Wolfgang.German, Dutch, Flemish, and French (Alsace and Lorraine): Latinized (humanistic) patronymic from the personal name Peter , using the genitive of its Latin form Petrus. Compare Petry .Italian: patronymic or plural form of the personal name Petro . It is also found in southern France and Corsica.

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

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