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Sgt. Andreas Trimmer

Also Known As: "Andreas", "Ry", "Nickname "Ry"", "Andrew"
Birthplace: Germany
Death: October 26, 1795 (69)
Reading Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Dierdorff Cemetery, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Trimmer and Mary Trimmer
Husband of Eliza Deardorff and Susannah Trimmer
Father of Anna Maria Deardorff; Sophia Brugh; Sophia Brugh; William B Trimmer; Andrew Trimmer and 10 others
Brother of Matthias Tys Trimmer; Anthony 'Tunis' Trimmer; Amos Trimmer; George Trimmer; Herbert Trimmer and 4 others
Half brother of Anna Trimmer; John Trimmer; Judith Dufford; Christina Trimmer; Hendrick Trimmer and 2 others

Managed by: Jay Rishel
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About Sgt. Andreas Trimmer

NOTE: Disambiguation of his wives and children. See note below.

1. Andreas TRIMMER was born ABT 1726 in , , Germany, and died 14 AUG 1793 in Reading Township, Adams, Pennsylvania. He was the son of 2. Johannes TRIMMER and 3. Mary DIERDORFF.

DAR# A116570

He married Susannah HOUSHELL 1746, daughter of Johannes HAUSCHILDT and Neeltje (Nellie). She was born ABT 1729 in Of Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey.

DAR records have that he married (also?) Eliza Deardoff.

  1. Anna Maria TRIMMER b: 6 OCT 1747 in , Hunterdon, New Jersey
  2. Maria TRIMMER b: 1749 in , Hunterdon, New Jersey
  3. John TRIMMER b: 25 NOV 1750 in , Hunterdon, New Jersey
  4. Sophia TRIMMER b: 5 FEB 1752 in , Hunterdon, New Jersey
  5. Andrew TRIMMER b: 8 MAR 1753 in , Hunterdon, New Jersey
  6. Peter TRIMMER b: 1759 in , Hunterdon, New Jersey
  7. David TRIMMER b: 13 OCT 1762 in , Hunterdon, New Jersey
  8. Christina TRIMMER b: ABT 1764 in , Adams, Pennsylvania
  9. Matthias TRIMMER b: 1766 in , Adams, Pennsylvania
  10. William B TRIMMER b: 6 AUG 1768 in , Adams, Pennsylvania
  11. Elenora TRIMMER b: 1769 in , , Pennsylvania
  12. Salome TRIMMER


Revolutionary War Soldier.
Ancestor #: A116570

DAR Patriotic Data Base shows:
Shows his Birth: 10- -1728 Death: 26 Oct 1795 EAST BERLIN-NEAR YORK CO PENNSYLVANIA

Service Source: PA ARCH, 6TH SER, VOL 1, P 515


There is a debate about his spouse... DAR shows Eliza Deardorf as mother of all children, including both William and Andrew, Jr. Many family records show Susanna Houshell. While I believe that the spouse was Susanna based on my grandfather's research, the DAR shows Eliza.. Must apply to DAR under Eliza regardless of whether or not she was, in fact, his wife. Could be that there were two wives and that the confusion lies in how that came to be... no record of more than one. As to who are the biological parents of each child... maybe someday we'll know!

Age 79 years, 7 months, 2 days. Revolutionary War veteran. Daughter Sophia married Jacob Brouch. Location of birth changed from New Jersey to Germany. NJ Martin sent : All of Johannes Trimmer and first wife's children born in Germany, his first wife died 1738 on ship coming from Germany to America. All of his children born by 2nd wife born in NJ. So Andrew was born in Germany not NJ.

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Sgt. Andreas Trimmer's Timeline

March 8, 1726
October 6, 1747
Reading, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
Pennsylvania, United States
November 25, 1750
Reading, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States
February 5, 1752
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States
March 8, 1753
Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
York, Pennsylvania, United States
February 3, 1758
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States
York, Pennsylvania, United States