Re: SHARPENSTEIN, SCHARPENSTEIN, Morris Co., New Jersey
I am a descendant of Anna Scharfenstein or Scharpenstein, a daughter of Morris Sharfenstein or Scharpenstein.She is believed to have been born in about 1739 and married Matthias Thomas.
According to my notes, given names of Morris Sharfenstein at time of christening were Johann Morritz.Is this consistent with your understanding?
Our oldest son has moved from California to Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.While visiting his family and enjoying the fall colors last month, we used the map of Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey included by Theodore Frelinghuysen Chambers in his 1895 publication, "The Early Germans of New Jersey," to locate the farms in Washington Township owned in the late 1700s by Morris Sharpenstein and Matthias Thomas.
R. Stanley Hall