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Margaretha WEIDENHAMMER

ZION MOSELEM LUTHERAN CHURCH (MOSELEM ) Cemetery
Berks County,
Pennsylvania

1ST GENERATION

THREE SONS and TWO DAUGHTERS DIED INFANTS

Margaretha came to this country with her parents in 1741 when twelve years of age.

Name Margareth is on her tombstone. In her estate records it's spelled Margaretha.

BAPTISM RECORD UNDER JOHANNES (John) Jr.
On Johannes Jr's baptism record and on her headstone her name is shown as Maria Margaretha. Also on Johannes Jr's baptism record the sponsers are listed as Johannes and Philippina EBENING. Could possibly be her parents and the name should be EBELING

There is some confusion over Margaretha's exact family name.

In the photograph of the gravestone of her husband, Johannes, her family name could be interpreted in a number of ways. You could perhaps see "EHLIEGRIE" or perhaps "EHLIEGIE" rather than the "EHTIEGRE" reported by Charles D. Weidenhammer. It is difficult to be sure, however, as weathering since Charles Weidenhamer's time would have occurred.
GJW/SSW wonder if the name on the gravestone might have been originally written as "EBLINGEN" (the final letter an "N" rather than a "R"). If so, this would suggest that the family name could have been "EBLING" since German naming custom at the time added an "EN" to the family name of unmarried females. Surprisingly, this maiden name of a female sometimes found its way to gravestones even though the person had been married.
The DAR Patriot Index listing for her husband, Johannes, gives her family name as EBLINGER, as opposed to the EBELING reported by Charles D. Weidenhamer.
Perhaps most important of all, Margaret's gravestone seems to clearly identify her maiden name as EBELING and this is the family name that GJW/SSW will use.
According to Charles Weidenhamer's family history, Margaretha emigrated from Germany to America with her parents in 1741 when she was 12 years of age.
The text used at her funeral was the 42nd Psalm.
Margaretha is buried next to her husband, Johannes.

Kurpfalz (sometimes spelled Churpfalz) was the name of an old state (that doesn't exist by that name any longer) in what is now called Germany. It was in the western part of Germany.
The state of Kurpfalz ended in 1801 under Napoleon. Some part went to France, some went to Bavaria, at the time, later Baden, later Baden W├╝rttemberg. Some is now in what is called Rhineland Pfalz.

Contributed on 1/18/11 by sdwmmr
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Submitted: 1/18/11 • Approved: 1/18/11 • Last Updated: 3/30/18 • R34765-G34765-S3

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