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Maria Sophia Apgar

Female 1741 - Aft 1814


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  • Name Maria Sophia Apgar 
    Born About 1741  Cokesbury, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died After 1814  Bedford (now Fulton) County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I000023  Apgar Family | Maria Sophia

    Father Friedrich Epgert 
    Mother Anna Eva Schaefer 
    Family ID F00004  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Johann Adam Wagner,   b. About 1744,   d. About 1779, Frederick County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married About 1760  Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Sophia and Adam were members of the Alexandria Church in Mt. Pleasant, Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ in 1763, when their second son was baptized there.

      The young Wagner family probably left Hunterdon County during or soon after 1764, as that was the last year that Adamís name appears in the records of the Alexandria Church. They probably traveled down the Delaware River to Philadelphia, then out the Forbes Road to York, PA, an area. After a while, they continued down the "Monocacy Trail" to the town at the foot of the Catoctin Mountains, now called Thurmont ("door to the mountains"), in Frederick County, MD. There they settled and became members of the congregation of the German Reformed "Apples Church". (This is the English form of Appel, the name of the man who donated the land the church was built on).

      They may have been accompanied by other German families from Hunterdon County. Several familiar names appear in the old records of both the Alexandria Church and Apples Church, including Aller (Oller/Ollar), Matthews (Mathews/Matthias), and Nagel (Nawgel/Naugle/Noggel). Over time, these families would intermarry with Adam and Sophiaís descendants.
    Children 
    +1. William Wagoner,   b. About 1761, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. About 1834, Springfield Township, Huntingdon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Christian Wagoner,   b. 10 Jun 1763, Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 January 1856, Knobsville, Fulton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F00024  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Christian Nead,   d. After 1814, Bedford (now Fulton) County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 February 1781  Thurmont, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Sophia and Stoffel moved to Springfield Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA in the mid-1780s.
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F00025  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • A baptismal entry dated July 11, 1763, in the records of the German Reformed Church at Mount Pleasant, Hunterdon County, NJ, for "Christín (or Christír) Wagner", born June 10, 1763, lists his parents as Adím (or Joín) Wagner and Maria Sophí Apgar (or Apger). This intriguing record, one of the earliest preserved from the Alexandria (log) Church, came to the attention of Helen S. Apgar in 1984. Helen hypothesized that Maria Sophia Apgar must have been a member of the first American-born Apgar generation, an otherwise unmentioned and previously unknown daughter of Johannes Peter Apgard. It was that she must have either died or moved with her family from Hunterdon County, perhaps to Pennsylvania. Additional information gathered since then suggests that the second guess may have been correct!


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