John Horner

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

The Life 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
Nancy Hoffman
Marriage: about 1842
Mary A Horner
Cyrus Cover Horner
Noah A Horner
Reuben Horner
Lucinda Horner

Spouse and Children

about 1842



    Cyrus Cover Horner


    Noah A Horner


    Reuben Horner


    Lucinda Horner


Parents and Siblings



+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

1 English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Horn 1 with the agent suffix -er; an occupational name for someone who made or sold small articles made of horn, 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.2 habitational name from Horner in Diptford, Devon, which is named from Old English horn ‘horn of land’ + ora ‘hill spur’, ‘ridge’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horn 4.

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

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Sources (2)

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

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