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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Family Time Line

Samuel Miller Swisher
1821–1907
Elizabeth Knapp Minnerly
1822–1906
Marriage: 30 December 1840
Eliza J. Swisher
1841–1864
Mary Lovina Swisher
1842–1902
John Albert Swisher
1843–1931
James William Swisher
1844–1910
Flora Emma Swisher
1856–1884
Hannah Irena Swisher
1863–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 December 1840
Richland, Ohio, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Swisher

    Male1785–1838Male

    Mary Magdalena Henry

    Female1784–1857Female

siblings

(10)

    Catharine Emma Swisher

    Female1809–1871Female

    Female1811–1864Female

    John S Swisher

    Male1812–1866Male

    Eliza A Swisher

    Female1814–1852Female

    Anna Swisher

    Female1816–1901Female

+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.
1846

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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