Thomas Hausknecht

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Hausknecht was born on 20 February 1808, in Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Martin Hausknecht, was 38 and his mother, Magdalena Maria Schaffer, was 37. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Nancy Klingaman. He lived in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860.

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Thomas Hausknecht
Nancy Klingaman
Elizabeth Hausknecht
Silas Houseknecht
about 1835–

Sources (2)

  • Thomas Houskneck, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Housknecht, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


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

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 


Historical Boundaries 1843: Carbon, Pennsylvana, United States

Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German hūs ‘house’ + knëcht ‘boy, servant’, also ‘town-hall messenger’.

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

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