Christina (Best) Dech
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Christina (Best) Dech (1750 - 1822)

Christina Dech formerly Best
Born [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of and
Wife of — married about 1771 in Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 72 in Schoenersville, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Oct 2009
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Christina, daughter of Jacob Best of Williams Township, Northampton, married Jacob Dech and had five children[1]:

  1. John Dech (b. 16 February 1778;[2][3]

bapt. 15 March 1778;[2] m. Elizabeth Oberly;[4][1] d. 21 December 1858).

  1. Anna Margaret (Dech) Kemmerer (b. 29 September 1780;[3]

m David Kemmerer;[1] d.

  1. Jacob Dech (1782-) (b. 2 October 1782;[3]

m. Mary Magdalen Oberly;[1] d.

  1. Elizabeth (Dech) Laubach (b.

m. Christian Laubach;[1] d.

  1. Andrew Dech (b. 31 May 1793;[3]

m. Katherine Heller;[1] d. 28 September 1854).

Christina died on 4 Mar 1822 in Shoenersville, Pennsylvania[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Heller, William J. (1920. History of Northampton County (Pennsylvania) and the Grand Valley of the Lehigh vol.II, p.189, New York : The American Historical Society. Viewed at
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, database, FamilySearch (27 January 2020), John Dech, 1778.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Northampton County Births, Dech Family (accessed 4 June 2022) on Family Search.
  4. Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940, database, FamilySearch (6 February 2020), John Dech, 1797.
  5. Emey, Ivana, ed. Title: Excerpts of the Dech Family from Roberts, 1914 Anniversary History of Lehigh County URL:


Thank you to John McVey for creating WikiTree profile Best-890 through the import of Dech-233.ged on Dec 8, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by John and others.

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My research (along with my grandmother's) shows Christina (Best) Dech died in Northampton County, PA and is buried at Shoenersville Cemetery, Lehigh County, PA.

There is a memorial for her -

posted by Carol Sterling
Best-890 and Best-5 appear to represent the same person because: Wife of Jacob Dech, mother of Anna Margaret Dech Kemmerer (also duplicated). Please merge.
posted by [Living Tardy]

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