Maria Elisabeth (Baer) Steckel

Maria Elizabeth (Baer) Steckel (bef. 1726 - 1801)

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Maria Elizabeth (Maria Elisabeth) Steckel formerly Baer
Born before in Rieschweiler, Sudwestpfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanymap
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Died in Allentown, Northampton (Lehigh), Pennsylvania, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 31 Dec 2018
01:34: Dave Rutherford edited the Current Last Name for Maria Elizabeth (Baer) Steckel (bef.1726-1801). [Thank Dave for this]
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Maria Baer was baptized in 1726 in Germany, the first child of her father's third wife Elizabeth Abeckley. She presumably came to Pennsylvania in 1743 as part of her father's family. She married Peter Steckel and died in 1801 in Allentown.[1]

  • Fact: Christening (13 Oct 1726) Rieschweiler, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
  • Fact: Baptism (29 May 1791) Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Whitehall Township, Egypt Reformed Church
  • Fact: Burial / Grave / Tombstone (1801) Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Whitehall Township, Egypt Reformed Church Cemetery
  • Fact: Burial (1801) Egypt, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States of America


  1. Irwins of PA and IA cites Jane Evans Best, "Bär Families of Ottenbach, Switzerland, and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania," in Mennonite Family History, vol. 9 (Apr. 1990), pp. 48-57.


Thank you to John Schmeeckle for creating WikiTree profile Baer-348 through the import of Burkhalter ged. on Dec 9, 2013.

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On 27 Apr 2015 at 05:56 GMT Kent Bream wrote:

Baer-348 and Baer-408 appear to represent the same person because: looks similar, please consider if the same

Maria Elisabeth is 22 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 25 degrees from Katy Jurado and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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