Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameChristiana (Christenah) Somers 86, 5G Grandmother, F
Birthca 1758
FatherMatthias Sommer , M (ca1720-<1768)
MotherChristina Null , F (ca1730-ca1783)
1Heinrich (Henry) Schantz , 5G Grandfather, M
Birthca 1758, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A86
Death20 Jan 1840, Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada86
BurialFirst Salisbury Baptist Cemetery (Old Pioneer Cemetery), Grub Road, Salisbury parish, Westmorland County
FatherJohann Carl (Charles) Schantz , M (1721-1774)
MotherMargretha (Margaret) Lintz , F (->1797)
ChildrenCharles , M (1781-1850)
 Jacob , M (1783-1868)
 Miriam (Mariah) , F (1786-1823)
 Elizabeth , F (ca1787-1869)
 Lydia , F (1795-1840)
 Catherine , F (1798-)
 Henry , M (1801-1864)
 Solomon , M (1802-1875)
 Moses , M (ca1807-1887)
Notes for Christiana (Christenah) Somers
Listed as “Christiana” in the original 1766 settler list.111
“Christenah” is named as the wife in Henry Jones/Schantz’s will and some believe this is Christiana Somers.
However some internet listings have suggested Christiana married Nathaniel Fales and then George Dobson which casts some doubt on this Somers/Jones connection. The Dobson connection is largely based on a monument in Nova Scotia dating from the 20th century and nobody has reported any primary sources to clear up this confusion.
Also, her birth year is listed as 1763 on various internet sources86 but that seems inconsistent with her position amongst her siblings in the 1766 list. She most likely was born in the late 1750’s, and the exact date remains unknown.
To complicate matters, she is listed in the 1851 Moncton census living with her son Moses’ family, age 89 and ‘infirm’.86 This would suggest a birth year around 1861 if the census was at the beginning of the year.
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