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Christopher Bastian Sr (1700 - 1755)

Christopher Bastian Sr aka Bostian
Born in Lichtenberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1722 in Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 55 in Zionsville, Lehigh, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jan 2009
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Christopher Bastian Sr was a Palatine Migrant.
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Christopher Bastian Sr has German Roots.

Christopher Bastian (Boston) was born about 1700 in Germany to parents Johann Melchior Bastian and Rosina Eichhorn. He married Anne Pauline Ulrich about 1716 in Germany. Children: Christopher, Johann Michael, Mathias, John Jonas, Andrew Andreas, Anne, Sybilla. They immigrated to America in 1743 and settled in Pennsylvania. He became a citizen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died in Feb 1755 in Zionsville, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.

"The ancestors of this long settled Pennsylvania family were Christopher and Ann Bastian. They had a large family. Their daughter, Ann, was born May 24, 1739, was married at St. Michael's church, Philly , to Abraham Rex (1735-1793), and they had fourteen children. Other children of Christopher Bastian were: Christopher, Jr., Andreas, Mathias, Jonas and MIchael. The last four resided for some years in Upper Milford township, now Lehigh county, and their names appear in the township tax list for 1762."


  • Germany Select Births and Baptisms for daughter Anna Christina
  • Rhineland, Prussia Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, "Christofell Bostiana and Anna Elis. Bostian, son Johann Michael Bostian, Warmsroth parish"
  • US and Canada Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1743, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and a Genealogical" Vol 2, Lehigh County Historical Society

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Bastien-299 and Bastian-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, different spelling. Dominant spelling is Bastian
posted by Mary (Spradley) Morken
Bastian-85 and Bastian-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same
posted by Mary (Spradley) Morken
Bastian-30 and Bastian-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same
posted by Mary (Spradley) Morken
Bastian-109 and Bastian-30 appear to represent the same person because: similar family and dates, death is the key
posted by Robin Lee

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