Mathias Gmelin

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Mathias Gmelin

  • Birth 31 Jan 1677 Ludwigsburger Landkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Death 17 Apr 1756 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 16157183

Tombstone photo kindly provided by Joseph Eckhardt.

"Hier ruhet ?die Gebiene? den
verstorbenen Mathias Gm
elin gebohren Im jahr 1677
Den 31 Jan Gestorben Im
jahr 1756 den 17 April
Seines Alter 79 jahr
2 Monath 2 Wochen
Und 3 T"

Born in Vaihingen an der Enz, son of Jeremias and Christina (Zimmerman) Gmelin. Grandson of Jeremias Gmelin, Lutheran pastor of some renown at Auggen. Mathias became a Pietist and moved to the Schwazenau region, and eventually immigrated to America. He was naturalized in Philadelphia Co. 9 Jan 1729/30. He settled at Methacton, in Worcester Twp. (now Montgomery Co.). He was a farmer and also a glazier by trade. His wife was Maria Barbara, maiden name unknown. Mathias was the father of four children: Maria Christina Leibgeb Trites, Rosina Margaretha Wentz, Christian Gmelin and Maria Sophia Eppley.


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  • Created by: Zella
  • Added: 12 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16157183
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mathias Gmelin (31 Jan 1677–17 Apr 1756), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16157183, citing Methacton Mennonite Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Zella (contributor 46524425) .