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Christian Blickensderfer, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1753
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1820
Tuscarawas County
Ohio, USA

From The History of the Blickensderfer Family in America, by Jacob Blickensderfer (1816 - 1899):

Christian was born in the city of Philadelphia, October 6, 1753, just one week after his parents landed in America. He married Barbara Born, who was born July 1, 1760, and resided on a farm near Lititz until the spring of 1812, when he removed with his entire family, his brother-in-law, Casper Henry Van Lehu, and several of his nephews to Tuscarawas county, Ohio, where he had previously purchased nearly twelve hundred acres of land. Here he lived the remainder of his life. He died March 8, 1820, and lies buried at Sharon, Tuscarawas county, Ohio. His wife died April, 1823, and is also buried at Sharon.


More info about Christian:
He and his family lived in the Moravian village of Lititz, Pennsylvania when he was a boy. His father was a teamster who in 1761 built a large brick building that housed the first business establishment in Lititz, and contained living quarters for the family upstairs. That building, now known as the Rauch house after a baker who owned it in the 1800s, still stands at 69 Main Street in downtown Lititz, though its roofline has been altered drastically from its original shape.

During the Revolutionary War, Christian's family quartered an army doctor in their home when General Washington commandeered a building in the town for use as a military hospital, and Christian served in the Continental Army himself between 1778 and 1783 - a fitting job for the first member of his family born in America. Because the Moravian religion was pacifist, these two things might have caused some conflict for Christian and his family in the community. Christian's mother and one of his brothers died of an ailment known as camp fever, as did a lot of the soldiers

Christian's name is engraved on the Revolutionary War Veterans' Memorial in the Gnadenhutten Cemetery in honor of his service.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Christian Blickensderfer (1724 - 1800)
  Catharina Sherzer Shürger Blickensderfer (1727 - 1778)
 
 Spouse:
  Barbara Born Blickensderfer (1760 - 1823)*
 
 Children:
  Johannes Blickensderfer (1782 - 1848)*
  Catharine Blickensderfer (1784 - 1787)*
  Christian Blickensderfer (1788 - 1854)*
  Maria Blickensderfer Keller (1789 - ____)*
  George Blickensderfer (1792 - 1823)*
  Anna Salome Blickensderfer (1795 - 1795)*
  Christiana Elizabeth Blickensderfer Romig (1800 - 1823)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Andrew Blickensderfer (1750 - 1775)*
  Jacob Blickensderfer (1752 - 1778)*
  Christian Blickensderfer (1753 - 1820)
  John Michael Blickensderfer (1756 - 1756)*
  Daniel Blickensderfer (1757 - 1757)*
  George Blickensderfer (1757 - 1757)*
  Anna Maria Blickensderfer (1758 - 1759)*
  Catharina Blickensderfer Muecke (1761 - 1823)*
  Matthias Blickensderfer (1764 - 1809)*
  George Blickensderfer (1792 - 1823)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Sharon Moravian Cemetery
Tuscarawas
Tuscarawas County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Four Leaf Clover
Record added: Feb 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85863293
Christian Blickensderfer, Jr
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Christian Blickensderfer, Jr
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- William Smith
 Added: Aug. 31, 2013

- Brenda Reilley Hun
 Added: Jan. 5, 2013
rest in peace, Christian
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 28, 2012
 
 
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