John Swartz

29 May 1795–13 May 1881 (Age 85)
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Swartz was born on 29 May 1795, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Swartz Sr., was 29 and his mother, Mary Polly Custer, was 26. He married Elizabeth Baker about 1804, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 13 May 1881, at the age of 85, and was buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Montoursville, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Swartz
Ann Follmer
Marriage: 11 August 1805
Peter Schwartz

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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

1 Dutch: variant of Swart .2 Variant of German and Jewish Schwartz .

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

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Sources (4)

  • John Swartz, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"
  • John Swartz, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Swartz in entry for Solomon Follmer, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

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