Nicholas Plessinger

Male6 August 1787–17 December 1864

Brief Life History of Nicholas

When Nicholas Plessinger was born on 6 August 1787, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Conrad Blessing, was 42 and his mother, Caterena Margaret Summer or Sommer or Summers, was 44. He had at least 7 sons and 1 daughter with Catharine Garland. He lived in Belfast Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1840. He died on 17 December 1864, in Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Warfordsburg, Bethel Township, Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Nicholas Plessinger
Catharine Garland
Peter Plessinger
George W. Plessinger
Jacob Plessinger
Abraham Plessinger
Joseph Plessinger
Elizabeth Plessinger
Solomon Plessinger
John J. Plessinger

Sources (8)

  • Nicholas Plasinger, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Nicholas Plessinger in entry for John Plessinger and Olive B. Layton, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Nicholas Plessinger, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 4

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.


Age 21

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Blessinger .

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

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