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Re: Anna Margaretha Moundorf
Posted by: ANITA CAMPLESE (ID *****4542) Date: September 20, 2010 at 21:59:29
In Reply to: Anna Margaretha Moundorf by Tom S of 75

My maternal grandmother descended from Johann Mundorf (1714-1774) and his wife, Anna Margaretha. They are the first of this surname known to have settled in what is now the United States. They filed a warrant for land in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1743 and settled there.

Johann and Anna Margaretha had three known sons and a daughter, born between 1734 and 1748. Since we also have not found a record of Johann's entrance into Pennsylvania, it was assumed that they were already married when they came to Lancaster County.

We do not know Anna Margaretha's maiden name but do know that she she survived her husband and spent the rest of her life living with her daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Peter Rummel on the family farm.

If Anna Margarethathe who became the wife of Johann Mundorf/Mundorff of Pennsylvania was a Heublein, Helbing or Kob, it could explain how this bible ties into your family. There are no other females with the given names Anna, Anna Margaret, or Margaret in the Pennsylvania branch of the Mundorf family in the 18th century. Another unrelated family with the same surname immigrated to New York City in the 1850s and may have used that name.

I've been researching this family and their descendants for about 20 years and have a lot of information on them and the related surnames associated with them. Members of the family immigrated to Illinois in 1845 and, through the generations, spread into many other states. There was even a branch that moved into Canada for a time.

Is this a German-language bible and are there any other names recorded in it. Please feel free to contact me by e-mail at

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