|Anna Margaretha Plowhead
Anna Margaretha Plowhead 1 2
- Born: 30 Dec 1727, , , PA 2
- Marriage (1): Christoph Geist about 1743 in Frederick Twp., Montgomery, PA
- Died: 22 Oct 1776, , Berks, PA at age 48 2 3
- Buried: Dryville: Mertz Church, Berks, PA 2
Noted events in her life were:
1. Book: The Geist Relation, 1940. 2
Anna Margaretha Geist the wife of Christoph Geist was born on December 30th, 1724, and died on October 22nd, 1776. She is buried at Mertz Church in Dryville, Berks County, Pennsylvania in the old cemetery but has no tombstone. The records of the said church give her birthday and time of death. It seems they are buried about thirty miles from each other and this is very likely the case. After Christoph's death his sons left home and a few of them came north from their original home into Berks County and probably the mother came along and died and was buried in this new home, Berks County. Mrs. Anna Margaretha Geist was left a widow at the age of forty-two years with a family of nine children, eight boys and one girl, ranging in ages from a new born babe to the oldest who was twenty-one years. When we think how hard it is for a widow in modern times to raise children without having any support, we then can realize the difficulties this woman had to take care of her family of nine in those early pioneer days and yet she did not lose a single one of her family. She died when the youngest one was only ten years old thereby making it still more difficult for the younger children.
Anna married Christoph Geist about 1743 in Frederick Twp., Montgomery, PA. (Christoph Geist was born in 1717 in Großaspach, , Baden-Württemberg, DEU 4 and died in 1766 in Frederick Twp., Montgomery, PA 4.)
Geist, A. Frank, The Geist Relation, 200 years in America (Valley View, Pa.: 1940, 925 pgs.), Page 207.
Mertz Church Records, Berks County, PA.
Geist, A. Frank, The Geist Relation, 200 years in America (Valley View, Pa.: 1940, 925 pgs.), Page 205.