Christofphel Badtorf

22 August 1785–
Rehrersburg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Christofphel

When Christofphel Badtorf was born on 22 August 1785, his father, Christian Batdorf, was 38 and his mother, Rosina Schaeffer, was 27.

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Christian Batdorf
Rosina Schaeffer
Maria Elizabeth Batdorf
Magdalena Batdorf
John Christian Batdorf
Mary Catharina Batdorf
Christofphel Badtorf
Eva Batdorf
Maria Barbara Batdorf
George Peter Batdorf
Christina Batdorf

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 2

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 34

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps one called Betdorf.

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

Sources (1)

  • Christofphel Badtorf, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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