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Anna Maria Christina (Kuntz) Stambach (1727 - abt. 1787)

Anna Maria Christina (Christina) Stambach formerly Kuntz aka Stambaugh
Born in Niederbronn, Duchy of Zweibrucken, Lower Alsace, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married Mar 1745 in Augustus Ev. Lut. Ch. Trappe, Oley valley, Berks Co.
Wife of — married Mar 1745 in Augustus (Trappe) Lutheran Church, Montgomery Co, PAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Kempton, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Aug 2011
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• Anna Maria Christina was born in Niederbronn, then in the Duchy of Zweibrücken in northern Alsace. She reportedly came to Am. in 1738, age 11, with her parents, Johann Jacob KUNTZ and Anna Margaretha PFALZGRAFF, who are said to be French Huguenots. [How come both family names are German -- most Huguenots have French-type names.] Hans Jacob Sr.and Jr. appear in the ship’s listing for the Charming Nancey, Charles Stedman, Commander, from Rotterdam but last from Cowes, England, arriving Philadelphia 9 Sept. 1738, but this listing omits names of women and children. • Christina (“Maria Christina KUHEZIN” in one transcription of a minister’s handwriting) married Philip STAMBACH “in Philadelphia [County]” in March 1745, at age 21. They were married by the famous Rev. Henry Mühlenberg, says Brinker, and the record is in those of Augustus Lutheran Church in the Oley Mts. on the border of present Montgomery and Berks Counties. • Five of their 11 children married BROBSTs. At least 6 of the boys moved to Ohio. • As a widow, she was taxed 1781. Also (per Pennsylvania Archives, Ser. III, Vol. XIX, p 120): in 1785 Widow STAMBACH paid Federal tax on 200 acres, 3 c.; in 1786 Widow STAMBACH paid Federal tax on 150 acres, 1 c.; 1787 taxes Lynn Tp, then still Northampton Co (per PA state printed archives available online at the Widow STAMBACH pd 18 shillings on 200 ac, no livestock; her name does not appear on the list in 1788, so she must have died between 1786 and 1788.

Anna Marie Christina was born in 1727. She passed away in 1789.

"She was one of few survivors of a horrendous voyage from France on the ship "Charming Nancy". Of the 412 passengers on that ship, 250 died, including her mother. The story is written in Annette Burgert's "Eighteenth Century Immigrants from Northern Alsace. She and Philip had two sets of twins. Of French citizenry, one would expect that her name would be Anne Marie Christine, rather than Anna Maria Christina, but the European records clearly show Anna Maria Christina. Some American records show Anna Marie Christine; that combination is most unlikely."

"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 August 2018), entry for Anna Maria Christina /Kuntz/; file (2:2:2:MMSN-V4H), submitted 10 May 2011.

Note that she is shown on WikiTree as wife to two men of the same name - Philip Stambach - but of widely different birth years and birth places.


Brinker, Luke & Theda, Delta Place M-4, Lewisburg PA 17837

  • Name Maria Christina Kuntz

Gender Female Spouse Name Johann Phillip Stambach Spouse Birth Place Ba Marriage Year 1745 Marriage State PA Number Pages 1 Household Members Name Age Maria Christina Kuntz Johann Phillip Stambach

Transcript Birth date: Birth place: Ba Marriage date: 1745 Marriage place: PA Detail Source number: 21867.008; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Web Address &ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Edit Source Source Information Title U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author Yates Publishing Publisher Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived

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Birth: 5-1-1727 DURSTEL GERMANY



Service Description: 1) PAID SUPPLY TAX 1779, 1781

posted 27 Jan 2013 by Roger Wehr   [thank Roger]
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Kuntz-904 and Kuntz-162 appear to represent the same person because: Perfect match. I guess I missed it when it came up as I was entering it.
posted by Kim (Hart) Coers
Kuntz-162 and Kuntz-686 appear to represent the same person because: Note dates and location as well as family. I use the spelling STOMACH because that is the German form.
posted by Janet (Ramage) Binkley

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