NameMaria Christiana (Christina) Gmelin 105, 6G Grandmother, F
Birthca 1716105
Deathaft 1792
FatherMathias Gmelin , M (1677-1756)
MotherMaria Barbara Unknown , F (1691-1756)
Spouses
1Gottfried Leibgeb 105, Step 6G Grandfather, M
Marriage8 Jun 1738, First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA105
ChildrenMathias , M
 Sophia , F (ca1746-)
2Jacob Treitz Sr. , 6G Grandfather, M
Birth1726, probably the historical state of Baden in southwest Germany106
Death1792, Westmorland County, New Brunswick106
OccupationFarmer, possibly Blacksmith90
Marriageca 1750, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A105
ChildrenRosanna , F (ca1751-ca1820)
 Abraham , M (ca1752-1810)
 Sebastian (Died as Child), M (1753-<1766)
 Johann Jacob , M (1755-1803)
 Christian , M (1759-1836)
Notes for Maria Christiana (Christina) Gmelin
Christina is listed on her father’s will in 1756 as one of his three daughters (and the order suggests she was the eldest), each receiving 80 pounds, and her amount is listed as being paid to “Jacob Treitts”, thus establishing the link between Gmelin and Treitz. The same source mentions her two children by her previous marriage. Her next sister was born in Dec, 1717 which forms the basis for the estimate of Christina’s birth year of 1716.105

Although widely referred to as “Elisina” she is clearly listed on the original 1766 list of settlers as “Christiana Trites”.109 As well she is listed on documents in the Westmorland County Registry in 1790 and 1791 as “Christina” and “Christiana”, in which Jacob and she deeded the eastern portion of the Trites land to her son-in-law Christian Steeves in 1791.89,115
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