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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Family Time Line

Christian Batdorf
1747–1797
Rosina Schaeffer
1758–1818
Maria Elizabeth Batdorf
1777–1842
Magdalena Batdorf
1779–1848
John Christian Batdorf
1780–1857
Mary Catharina Batdorf
1783–
Christofphel Badtorf
1785–
Eva Batdorf
1788–1810
Maria Barbara Batdorf
1793–1884
George Peter Batdorf
1796–1862
Christina Batdorf
1799–1885

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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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