Samuel Miller Swisher

Brief Life History of Samuel Miller

When Samuel Miller Swisher was born on 28 May 1821, in Cumberland, 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 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Tod Township, Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Mendota Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 28 July 1907, in Mendota, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Restland Cemetery, Mendota Township, 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
Emanuel Henry Swisher
Flora Emma Swisher
Hannah Irena Swisher

Sources (16)

  • Samuel Swisher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Miller Swisher, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Swisher, "Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1831: Illinois, United States


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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S. M. SWISHER: History of La Salle County, Illinois: by Hoffman, U. J. page 924-927

History of La Salle County, Illinois: by Hoffman, U. J. (Urias John), b. 1855 Publication date 1906 Publisher Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. Collection allen county; americana Digitizing sponsor Inter …

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