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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Veronica Petersheim: Birth: 1791 in Lippe, Germany. Death: 1857 in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. Christian Petersheim: Birth: 1797 in Lippe, Germany. Death: 1831 in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, USA

  3. Peter Petersheim: Birth: 1797 in Lippe, Germany. Death: 1829 in Somerset Co, Pennsylvania, USA

  4. John Petersheim: Birth: 1800 in Lippe, Germany. Death: 1858 in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, USA

  5. Magdalena Petersheim: Birth: 1803 in Lippe, Germany. Death: UNKNOWN in Waterloo Co, Ontario

  6. Christina Petersheim: Birth: 1806 in Lippe, Germany. Death: 1882 in Waterloo Co, Ontario


Notes
a. Note:   This year there was a renewal of persection against the Mennonites and Anabaptists generally, and it extended into the palatinate. The discussions of Menno Simon when he was there in 1555 was the seed which a couple years later brought on the fruit (Bohns, p. 93). The result was that in 1557 sharp mandates against the Mennonites were issued throughout the Palatinate. Elector Frederick had a discussion at Pfeddersheim that year with the Mennonites and Anabaptist leaders and the edict was the result. We notice above the striking similarity between the name of the Paltinate town Pfeddersheim and that of our well known Petersheims in eastern Lancaster county, adherants of the Amish Church. It is likely their names are derived from that of the ancient German town where ancestors of the family may have dwelt in olden times. It was a more or less general custom to name citizens after the towns. [Source: Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania, by H. Frank Eshleman, pg 60.]


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