Saturday, December 04, 2010

Surname Saturday : PETRY

The PETRY surname is in my paternal line.  The origins of the surname are German.


Stories and history:


Ahnentafel # 37 : Barbara Petry (1802-1880). Barbara was born May 28, 1802 in York County, Pennsylvania.  She married in 1821 in Stark County, Ohio to Johannes 'John S.' Wehrly (1802-1876).  The lived in Seneca and Preble Counties, Ohio after their marriage before locating in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana, and were the parents of 9 children.  Johannes died November 10, 1876 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  Barbara died August 27, 1880 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 74 : George Petry (1762-1823).  George was born August 1, 1762 in Strausburg, Germany.  He immigrated with his father in 1764 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the "Jennifer" from Rotterdam.  He married circa 1785 to Maria Catharina Kaltreider (1762-1815). Maria was born September 13, 1762.  They raised 7 children in York County, Pennsylvania, where George was a Brethren minister.  Maria died April 15, 1815 in York County, Pennsylvania.  George married secondly to Susanna ________ (1762-1852), with whom he had no children.  Susanna was born July 25, 1762 and died November 13, 1852 in Preble County, Ohio.  George died June 1, 1823 in York County, Pennsylvania.  Both are buried in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, York County, Pennsylvania.


Ahnentafel # 148 : Steffan Petry (1729-1793).  Steffan was born June 18, 1729 in Germany.  He immigrated in 1764 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the "Jennifer" from Rotterdam.  The name of Steffan's first wife is unknown. She died before Steffan immigrated to America. They had 5 children, including George, above.  Steffan married secondly to Anna Danner (1730-1804), with whom he had 3 children.  Anna was born December 6, 1730 in Pennsylvania, and died January 10, 1804 in York County, Pennsylvania.  Steffan died January 11, 1793 in York County, Pennsylvania.  Both Steffan and Anna are buried in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, York County, Pennsylvania.


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