Samuel Miller Swisher

about 1821–28 July 1907 (Age 86)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Samuel Miller

When Samuel Miller Swisher was born about 1821, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Henry Swisher, was 36 and his mother, Mary Magdalena Henry, was 37. He married Elizabeth Knapp Minnerly on 30 December 1840, in Richland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Tod Township, Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Mendota, LaSalle, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 July 1907, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mendota, LaSalle, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel Miller Swisher
Elizabeth Knapp Minnerly
Marriage: 30 December 1840
Eliza J. Swisher
Mary Lovina Swisher
John Albert Swisher
James William Swisher
Flora Emma Swisher
Hannah Irena Swisher

Spouse and Children

30 December 1840
Richland, Ohio, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Swisher


    Mary Magdalena Henry




    Catharine Emma Swisher



    John S Swisher


    Eliza A Swisher


    Anna Swisher


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 15

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schweitzer ‘Swiss’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Swisher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Swisher, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Swisher, "United States Census, 1880"

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