Adam Horn

Brief Life History of Adam

Adam Horn was born on 13 June 1778, in Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Johann Adam Horn and Susanna Gross. He married Anna Catherine Errett on 28 April 1801, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 February 1861, in his hometown, at the age of 82, and was buried in Errett Cemetery, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Adam Horn
Anna Catherine Errett
Marriage: 28 April 1801
Elisabeth Horne
Johannes Horne
Adam Horn
Maria Magdalena Horn
Barbara Horn
Catherine Horn

Sources (10)

  • Adam Horn, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Adam Horn in entry for Maria Magd Horn, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Adam Horn ( - 1861) - Find A Grave Memorial

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World Events (7)


Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

German (Hören): habitational name from Höri, a peninsula in Lake Constance.

Altered form of German and Dutch Horn .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horn .

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

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