Daniel W. Witmer

1 October 1808–15 December 1896 (Age 88)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Daniel W.

When Daniel W. Witmer was born on 1 October 1808, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel Witmer, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Wissler, was 31. He married Anne Hershey about 1829, in United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 December 1896, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mountville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel W. Witmer
1808–1896
Anne Hershey
1803–1868
Marriage: about 1829
Mary A. Witmer
1830–1900
Benjamin A. Witmer
1831–1863
Elizabeth Witmer
1833–1908
Elias Witmer
1835–1863
Catharine Witmer
1838–1922
Abraham N Witmer
1840–1863
Jacob H Witmer
1841–1914
Henry Clay Witmer
1844–1922
Sarah Witmer
1847–1851

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1829
United States
children

(9)

    Mary A. Witmer

    Female1830–1900Female

    Benjamin A. Witmer

    Male1831–1863Male

    Elizabeth Witmer

    Female1833–1908Female

    Elias Witmer

    Male1835–1863Male

    Catharine Witmer

    Female1838–1922Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Witmer

    Male1775–Male

    Elizabeth Wissler

    Female1777–1851Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1808–1896Male

    Elizabeth Witmer

    Female1810–1895Female

World Events (8)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 4

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 24

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Wittmer .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • D W Withreh, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Daniel Witmer, "United States Census, 1870"

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