Bomberger, Christian 1 2

Birth Name Bomberger, Christian
Gender male
Age at Death about 60 years, 2 months, 24 days

Narrative

The first settlement in Warwick Township was made by CHRISTIAN BOMBERGER who, with his wife Maria, 2 sons, and 6 daughters, left the tenantry of 'Baron von der Fels', Eschelbronn, Baden, on May 12th, 1722, and was given a certificate of honorable dismissal by government officials. He arrived 6 weeks later at Philadelphia. He took up 546 acres of land, and later added thereto 23 acres and built a dug-out at Newport Road in 1734. He died in 1742, and is buried in God's acre at the old homestead on the hill. Christian Bomberger left the Fatherland because of hostilities and warfare, only to become a fighting man when he reached Lancaster County. He discovered that he had to defend his family against roving bands of Indians and hungry wolves. And he didn't own a gun. Somehow the Bombergers escaped death in their wilderness home. As the years went by the dug-out was superseded by a residence made of logs. By 1740 Christian Bomberger found himself living 'by the side of the road' but he didn't have much of a human parade to watch. Instead of the highway which now transverses his land, the road was nothing but a trail. Then as industry progressed and the Grubbs started their Hopewell furnace at Mt. Hope, the road grew in importance. The Bomberger Cemetery is located 2 miles north-west of Lititz, 400 feet north of the Bomberger marker at the old Newport Road. The first body interred was the daughter of Christian Bomberger (pioneer) prior to 1740; the grave was marked with a small limestone, no date. The first marker is M.B. (Mary Bomberger), C.B. (Christian Bomberger), no date. Seven generations of the Bomberger family are interred in the plot. (Taken from Bomberger Lancaster County Roots 1722-1986, by Lloyd Huber Bomberger, 1986, pp.7, 15 & 22.)

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1682 Eschelbronn, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany    
Death 25 March 1742 Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, United States of America    

Families

Family of Bomberger, Christian and Unknown, Maria (wife of Christian Bomberger)

Married Wife Unknown, Maria (wife of Christian Bomberger) ( * 25 August 1687 + 1740 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1726      
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Bomberger, Anna17031756
  Attributes
Type Value Notes Sources
REFN 73
 

Attributes

Type Value Notes Sources
REFN 742
 

Family Map

Family Map