William P. Wimmer

29 August 1794–23 June 1888 (Age 93)
Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of William P.

When William P. Wimmer was born on 29 August 1794, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, his father, John Wimmer, was 24 and his mother, Johanna Malinda Lehman, was 18. He married Sarah Templeton in 1815, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Union, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 23 June 1888, in Converse, Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Converse, Grant, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William P. Wimmer
1794–1888
Sarah Templeton
1788–1856
Marriage: 1815
Flemmon Wimmer
1816–1892
James S Wimmer
1818–1906
Lucinda Wimmer
1819–
Hannah Wimmer
1821–1888
John R Wimmer
1824–1903
Sarah Wimmer
1824–1909
Sarah Wimmer
1825–1888
Isaac Wimmer
1827–1893
Mary A. Wimmer
1829–1900
William Perry Wimmer
1831–1894

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1815
Virginia, United States
children

(10)

    Flemmon Wimmer

    Male1816–1892Male

    James S Wimmer

    Male1818–1906Male

    Female1819–Female

    Female1821–1888Female

    Male1824–1903Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 18

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 German: reduced form of Widmer .2 German: occupational name from Middle High German wimmer ‘wine maker’.3 German: nickname from Middle High German wim(m)er ‘knotty growth on a tree trunk’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Wimmer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Wimmer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Wimmer, "United States Census, 1850"

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