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Maria Sophia

Female Abt 1704 - 1789  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name Maria Sophia   [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1704  Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Oct 1789  York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1790  Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1790 U.S. Census 
    Name Sophia 
    Person ID I5838  default
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2010 

    Family Johannes Bentzel,   b. Abt 1704, Mentz, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 12 Jan 1770 to 12 Feb 1770, York Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1732  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Johan Philip Bentzel,   b. Abt 1732, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1798  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +2. Henry Frederick Bentzel,   b. Abt 1735, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Feb 1785, Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +3. Johannes Bentzel,   b. Abt 1738, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Nov 1806  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +4. Baltzer Bentzel, Sr.,   b. Abt 1753,   d. 5 Mar 1816, Baltimore, Baltimore Co, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     5. Andreas Bentzel,   b. 31 May 1753, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    U.S. Census [1790]
    U.S. Census [1790]
    Dover Twp, York, Pennsylvania: Lists "Widdow Penill," which would likely be Maria Sophia Bentzel, the widow of Johannes Bentzel; Listed a few doors away is "Jacob Pensill," an unestablished connection to the family

  • Notes 
    • NAME also listed possible as Sovia

      DEATH-SPOUSE: Information received from James A. Bensyl, Box 181, Odgen, Ill 61859 17 Mar 2000 in the form of a descendency chart of 43 pages. See page 1

      BIRTH-SPOUSE-MARRIAGE: From a descendency chart by Trent D. Bentzel, CIC, Insurance Broker, 53 Clover Hill Road, P. O. Box 99, Dallastown, PA 17313; phone: (717) 246-1601; E-Mail: Trent@Bentzel-Insurance.com; BIRTH may be in Hungary.

      DEATH: Deathdate derived from will date and Letters of Administration written after Sophia's death on 19 Oct 1789. She died between 5 Oct and 19 Oct 1789.

      SETTLEMENT: On 13 Mar 1790, after the death of Sophia Bentzel, the Bentzel farm was sold to George Leckson of Manchester Twp for 490 pounds. The farm consisted of 160 acres, 16 perches, and allowance of 6% for roads. The heirs of the widow Sophia were listed as Philip, Henry (deceased with issue), John, and Baltzer

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      1790 U.S. Census - 002100

    2. [S401] Mid-Atlantic Roots Network: FamilyHart - Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy Family Pages & Database, Hartman, Don & Jeanine, ([online] http://midatlantic.rootsweb.com; [email] familyhrt # aol.com (change # for @)) (Reliability: 3).
      Lists name variation as "Sophia"

    3. [S865] 1790 United States Federal Census [database online], United States. Bureau of the Census. 1st Census, 1790, (Washington [District of Columbia] : National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Dover Twp, York, Pennsylvania: Lists "Widdow Pensill," unlisted age, just a few doors away from "Jacob Pensill" (unknown relationship)