Marie Elisabetha Maurer

Brief Life History of Marie Elisabetha

When Marie Elisabetha Maurer was born on 6 September 1747, in New Hanover Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, Michael Maurer, was 33 and her mother, Anna Elisabetha Kalb, was 25. She married Mathias Grisso on 12 November 1771, in New Hanover Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1830, in Back Creek, Highland, Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Grisso Ii Cemetery, Brookwood, Roanoke County, Virginia, United States.

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Mathias Grisso
Marie Elisabetha Maurer
Marriage: 12 November 1771
Jacob Kittinger Grisso
Susan Grisso
Margaret Grisso
George Grisso Sr
Polly Grisso
Catharine Grisso

Sources (7)

  • Maria Elisabeth Maurer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Elisabeth Maurer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Marie Elizabeth Maurer Grisso, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1784: Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a mason, especially a builder of walls of stone or brick, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mūre, German Mauer ‘wall’ (from Latin murus ‘wall’, especially a city wall). In the Middle Ages the majority of dwellings were built of wood (or lath and plaster), and this term would have specifically denoted someone employed in building defensive walls, castles, churches, and other public buildings. This form of the surname is also found in some other European countries, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), the Netherlands, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia (see also 2 below). Compare Mourer and Mowrer .

In some cases also an Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Mavrer or Mavrar: occupational name of German origin (see 1 above), at least in some cases applied as a translation into German of the Slovenian surname Zidar .

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

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