Christian BATDORFF

Christian BATDORFF

Male 1803 - 1885  (81 years)

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  • Name Christian BATDORFF 
    Born 06 Dec 1803  Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Feb 1885  Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I363  ChristensenJames
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2012 

    Father George Peter BATDORF,   b. 11 Feb 1768,   d. 1854, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Catherine BRINE OR RINE 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah ROMBERGER,   b. 14 Feb 1804, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1884, Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Amanda BOTDORF,   b. 29 Feb 1841, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1901, Blairsburg, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Dec 1803 - Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 1885 - Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Siebert's Cemetery, Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.jpg
    Siebert's Cemetery, Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.jpg

    Headstones
    Christian and Sarah Romberger Badorf.jpg
    Christian and Sarah Romberger Badorf.jpg

    Histories
    A History of Louis Edward Miller and his Ancestors
    A History of Louis Edward Miller and his Ancestors

  • Notes 
    • http://bottorff.info/ten_gens.html

      General Bottorff history:

      For more than a hundred years leading up to 1709, Europe had been wracked by wars, most notably, the Thirty Year's War which is said to have wiped out about a third of the population of what is now the western states of Germany. The Palatinate, an area along the Rhine River near Heidelberg, was once a principality of the Holy Roman Empire. When that empire broke up, a long struggle over the right to rule between the kings of France and the princes of Germany ensued. These struggles began in the 12th Century and lasted right up to the onset of World War II, when Hitler's Army famously occupied the Rhineland.

      Along with the political struggles, there was the great schism of Protestantism and the fragmentation of various Protestant sects. Among these Protestants were the Huguenots6 of France and the Anabaptists of Holland, Switzerland and Germany. Martin's father and other Bottorff ancestors are believed to have been Anabaptists. We deduce this from the fact that Jacob Peter had some connection with Switzerland, a country at the core of the Anabaptist movement. We believe his family fled Switzerland in 1671, during a period of particularly harsh persecution of Anabaptists. The flight of the Swiss Anabaptists to the Palatinate in 1671 is well-documented in historical references. The story of Jacob Peter is less clear. Click here for a discussion of what we believe and why.

      The exodus of the Palatines in 1709 was precipitated by an extremely harsh winter in 1708-9 which led to a famine in the spring of 1709. King Louis XIV of France, seizing on the opportunity presented by a weakened state, had invaded the Palatinate during a general upheaval known as the Spanish War of Succession and levied heavy taxes on an already-starving population.

      Meanwhile, Queen Anne of England sent printed flyers to Germany, written in German, inviting the Palatines to settle in the colony of William Penn. Queen Anne, not exactly a humanitarian, saw an opportunity to quickly populate the western frontier of Pennsylvania with Protestants who could stem the encroachment of the French in her New-World colonies. The queen's invitation was wildly successful. Within months the first 10,000 Palatines had made the four-to-six week journey down the Rhine to Rotterdam and crossed the Channel to England. By year's end in 1710, 30,000 had come. Jacob Peter and his family were among the first group of refugees.
    • http://records.ancestry.com/Christian_Batdorff_records.ashx?pid=7827763

      Born on 6 Dec 1803 to George Peter Batdorff and Catherine Brine. Christian married Sarah. He passed away on 17 Feb 1885.

      Would like to find a better source for this, it appears to just be the OneWorldTree, which is problematic at times.
    • http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/e/P-Steelman-WA/ODT7-0010.html

      Detail on lots of Bottorffs, Batdorffs, etc.
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4HC-42K

      Confirms he married a Sarah and had at least 8 children, one of whom was Amanda Bottorff, born around 1841.