Daniel W. Witmer

Male1 October 1808–15 December 1896

Brief Life History of Daniel W.

When Daniel W. Witmer was born on 1 October 1808, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel Witmer, was 34 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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Daniel W. Witmer
Anne Hershey
Marriage: about 1829
Mary A. Witmer
about 1830–1900
Benjamin A. Witmer
Elizabeth Witmer
Elias Witmer
Catharine Witmer
Abraham N Witmer
Jacob H Witmer
Henry Clay Witmer
Sarah Witmer

Sources (2)

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

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  • Marriage
    about 1829United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    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

    German: variant of Wittmer .

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

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