Parthenia Jane Horner

Brief Life History of Parthenia Jane

When Parthenia Jane Horner was born about 1830, in Lexington, Lexington Township, Scott, Indiana, United States, her father, John Horner Sr, was 55 and her mother, Parthana Higgins, was 48. She married James Parry Hollenbeck on 11 September 1851, in Jefferson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Saluda Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died in 1892, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

James Parry Hollenbeck
1826–1863
Parthenia Jane Horner
1830–1892
Marriage: 11 September 1851
Alice Hallenbeck
1852–1854
Mary E. Hallenbeck
1854–
Abraham Riley Hollenbeck
1856–1928
John Perry Hollenbeck
1863–1943

Sources (9)

  • Jane Hollenbeck in household of James P Hollenbeck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Parthenia Jane Horne, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Jane Honur in entry for Abram Hollenbeck and Margaret E Sample, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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.

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