John Swartz

Male28 July 1795–13 July 1881

Brief Life History of John

When John Swartz was born on 28 July 1795, in Montoursville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Swartz Sr., was 29 and his mother, Mary Polly Custer, was 26. He married Elizabeth Baker on 10 September 1829, in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 13 July 1881, in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Montoursville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Swartz
Elizabeth Baker
Marriage: 10 September 1829
Elizabeth J. Swartz
John B Swartz III
Caroline Swartz
Susan L Swartz
Carolina Ball
Sarah Ann Swartz

Sources (7)

  • John Swartz, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • John Swartz, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"
  • John Swartz in entry for Solomon Follmer, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1829Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    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.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 17

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 24

    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. 

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schwartz or Schwarz ‘dark, black’, and of their Slavicized forms Švarc (Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian) and Szwarc (Polish).

    Dutch: variant of Swarts .

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

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