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Gertrude "Supplee" Stritzinger Souplis
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Birth: 1642, Germany
Death: Nov., 1738
Pennsylvania, USA

[NOTE: died bef 20 Nov 1738, when her will was probated.]
Approximate period of death of Gertrude Supplee or Suplea, is known. Her will is filed in Philadelphia Will Book F, page 75; made Oct. 5, 1737, proved Nov. 20, 1738. Gertrude's will abstract is available in these archives.

PLEASE NOTE: There are multiple opinions about Gertrude with no documentation, including that she was born in Sweden with 3 previous Swedish husbands and children; other information has her born in Germany. The below is quoted from a published document which may also be speculation.

Some corrections to it include:

Andris or Andrew did not marry Gertrude Stressinger in Germany in 1682. His wife on arrival in this country was Anneke; her maiden name is unknown. His second wife was Gertrude Stressinger by whom he had no children. Gertrude had been married at least twice previously; first to Garrett, and later to his brother, Harman Enoch.

"Whilst in Germany Andreis Souplis married a German lady, Gertrude Stressinger, who was born in Germany in 1642.

They left Germany in 1683, and with a party of German emigrants came to America, arriving in Philadelphia in the early part of 1684...

With his wife he settled in Germantown. They had five children, as follows in the order of birth Bartholomew, Margaret [11 Feb 1744], Andrew [28 May 1747], Ann and Jacob [d. 17 Oct 1749], [and Catherine?]. Andris Souplis, in his will dated March 25, 1724, stated that he was aged, but of sound mind and good health. He also states that he was then living upon his plantation in Congesting township, Philadelphia county, in the province of Pennsylvania. He died in the early part of the year 1726, aged ninety-two years. His wife survived him, but we have no record of the time of her death."

Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Vol. II, by Elwood Roberts, 1904, pp 251-257

"The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware" by Peter Stebbins Craig, J.D., by SAG Publications; P.O. Box 2126; Winter Park, FL 32790.
Footnote 35 on page 56 (continuing to page 57) for the Wicaco Congregation states under the entry for "Nbr 52. Dirick Johnsson" the following:

"...Although not shown in the 1693 census, the Enochson or Enochs family had close associations with the church. The brothers Garret and Harman Enochson, apparently not Swedish but rather of Dutrch or German origins, were renting property in Kingsessing in 1673. [UCR, 173] Garret was then
married to Gertrude, who clearly was Swedish. Their eldest son Enoch Enochson was born in 1670. Subsequent children were John, David, Henry, Catharine, Elisabeth and Maria Enochson. Before 1683, Garret Enochson acquired 100 acres of land in Kingsessing from Hans Månsson. He died by 2 July 1696 when Enoch Enochson, his son and heir, sold the Kingsessing property. Gertrude then married his brother Harman Enochs who in 1693 was taxed for the "Enoch & Keene" property in Oxford township (Tacony),
appraised at £60. By 1702 she was again Widow Enochs. she married as
her third husband the Swedish bachelor Laurence Bartleson, alias Lasse
Parker (see Nbr 92), who died 13 Oct 1705. For her fourth husband, she married a French Huguenot widower, Andreas Souplis [Supplee]. who she also survived. The will of widow Gertrude Supplee, dated 5 Oct 1737, proved 20 Nov 1738, asked to be buried at Gloria Dei beside her "late
husband," which we take to mean Andreas Souplis.

George E. McCracken, "Enochsons of Delaware," The American Genealogist, 37:104-110, 219-228 (1961);PMHB, 2:342, 2:342, PWP, 3501; Phila deeds, E-3:62,66;E-7/8:64;NIA, 21:669 (deed dated 1 Apr 1696 to Lawrence Bartleson of Pennsylvania, planter, for 200 acres in GloucesterCounty);
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Andris Souplis (1634 - 1726)*
 
 Children:
  Andrew Supplee (1688 - 1747)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: janicet
Record added: Nov 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61216437
Gertrude Supplee <i>Stritzinger</i> Souplis
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