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 Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Jul 1856 (aged 59)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Susquehanna 2-26
Memorial ID 83828639 · View Source
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Michael was baptized Johann Michael Lawrentz at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, PA. He was born the fourth of nine children of Christian Lawrence and Anna Maria "Mary" Hotz. He was named after his maternal grandfather Johann Michael Hotz. He learned the trade of butcher from one of his three Hotz maternal uncles, probably the youngest, Daniel Hotz, after his father Christian Lawrence died in 1811.
Michael was a butcher by trade but also owned a "porter house" at 37 Ridge Road in Philadelphia from at least 1844 to 1855. (That "beer saloon's" roof was destroyed by fire on September 21, 1856, just two and a half months after Michael's death.)
He and his wife Catharine Sweitzer had 11 children, all but two living to maturity. He was a responsible citizen of Philadelphia serving as Captain of Watch (police) for a time and running for Philadelphia County Commissioner in 1850 and 1851, at which time he was referred to as "the old fashioned butcher".



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  • Created by: James Harry Lawrence
  • Added: 22 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83828639
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Lawrence (19 Feb 1797–6 Jul 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83828639, citing Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by James Harry Lawrence (contributor 47343206) .