John Horner

30 July 1817–5 July 1852 (Age 34)
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Horner was born on 30 July 1817, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Solomon Horner, was 33 and his mother, Magdalene Kimmel, was 29. He married Nancy Hoffman about 1842. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jenner Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 5 July 1852, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Jennerstown, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Horner
1817–1852
Nancy Hoffman
1820–1910
Marriage: about 1842
Mary A Horner
about 1843–1893
Cyrus Cover Horner
1846–1883
Noah A Horner
1848–1907
Reuben Horner
1850–1915
Lucinda Horner
1851–1927

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1842
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 3
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 13
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (North Yorkshire) and German: from Horn 1 with the agent suffix -er; used either as an occupational name for someone who made or sold small articles made of horn (Middle English hornere), a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal, or a topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘horn’ of land. In the Middle Ages whole horns were used for many purposes: as drinking vessels, as containers, as wind instruments for sounding an alarm and for signalling to others (e.g. when hunting). Pieces of horn were used to make spoons, buttons, combs, handles, decorative tips for rods, and other things. The horner's craft could include making musical horns as well as sheets of translucent horn for windows and for covering books. For example, Thomas Hornar of Petergate in York was paid for ‘hornyng et naillyng’ the superscribed covers of books in York Minster library in 1421.German (also Hörner): from any of various places called Horn, referring to their location at a spur of land, at a horn shaped piece of land.Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horn 5.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Horn
    Hoerner
    Hornor

    Sources (2)

    • John Horner, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John S Horner, "Find A Grave Index"

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