William P. Wimmer

Male29 August 1794–23 June 1888

Brief Life History 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, Jackson Township, Miami, Indiana, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Converse, Jackson Township, Miami, Indiana, United States.

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William P. Wimmer
Sarah Templeton
Marriage: 1815
Flemmon Wimmer
James S. Wimmer
Lucinda Wimmer
Hannah Wimmer
John R Wimmer
Sarah Wimmer
Sarah Wimmer
Isaac Wimmer
Mary A. Wimmer
William Perry Wimmer

Sources (8)

  • William Wimmer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Wimmer, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • William Wimmer, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1815Virginia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    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

    German: shortened form of Widmer .

    German: occupational name from Middle High German wimmer ‘wine maker’.

    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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