Elizabeth Maria Buffington

24 February 1830–15 May 1892 (Age 62)
Gratz, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Maria

When Elizabeth Maria Buffington was born on 24 February 1830, in Gratz, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Major Jacob John Buffington, was 28 and her mother, Catherine Schadle, was 22. She married Peter L. Stein in 1850. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lykens, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 15 May 1892, in Gratz, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Washington Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter L. Stein
Elizabeth Maria Buffington
Marriage: 1850
Ellen Rachael Stine
Sara Louisa Stine
Isaac Frederick Stine
Catherina Elizabeth Stine
Peter Elias Stine
David Calvin Stine
John J. Stine
Harry Wilson Stine
Carrie Elva Stine
Samuel Tobias Stine

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World Events (6)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 2
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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 6
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
Age 33
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of the English habitational name Bovington, from Bovington in Dorset, which is named with the Old English personal name Bōfa + -ing- implying association with + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (10)

  • Elithabeth Stine in household of Peter L Stine, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Stine in household of Peter L Stine, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Stine in household of Peter L Stine, "United States Census, 1880"

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