Bouvier and Kauffman Families

Maria Appolonia “Abigail” Hartman

Person Chart


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
Johannes Hartman 1725 Anna Margaretha Moses APR 1716

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 04 Sep 1742 Ilbesheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Immigration 15 Aug 1750 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States Ship Royal Union
Marriage 1757 Chester Springs, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death 06 Nov 1789 Pikeland, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Burial St Peters Church Cemetery, Pikeland, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States


Fact Description
Fact MILI @N213@


15 AUG 1750 Arrived at Philadelphia aboard the ship called the "Royal Union" from Rotterdam via Portsmouth.
Maria Abigail Hartman was baptized at age 15 in 1756 at the Trappe Church in Montgomery County. She married at age 16. She was the mother of 21 children and 17 were in her funeral procession. She died from typhoid fever. Her parents are buried in Pikeland Cemetery@S18@
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Different records at list 21 children for Zachariah and Maria.
See notes for husband, Zachariah. Records indicate she died of Typhoid fever... possibly contracted from volunteering in one of the hospitals built by her husband.@S23@
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 65
page 182 (DAR ID Number: 64519):

Abigail Hartman Rice (1742-89 DAR: A094808) died from typhus fever contracted in the hospital at “Yellow Springs” while on errands of mercy carrying food and delicacies to the invalid soldiers. She was born in Germany; died in Chester County.

From Tombstone Pic:
ABIGAIL HARTMAN RICE WIFE OF ZACHARIAH RICE 1742 – 1789 SERVED AS A NURSE AT YELLOW SPRINGS HOSPITAL DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. PLACED BY ABIGAIL HARTMAN RICE CHAPTER, D.A.R. [Original marker is said to have been stolen, but read, “Some have children Some have none. Here lies the mother of twenty-one.” An account states that, “seventeen of her twenty-one children followed her body in procession to the grave… such a sight was never before seen in Pikeland and may never be again.”]



Abigail Rice