Penelope Stilts or Stiller

Female1807–22 October 1884

Brief Life History of Penelope

Penelope Stilts or Stiller was born in 1807, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with George Rumel. She lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 22 October 1884, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Rumel
Penelope Stilts or Stiller
George Washington Rumel
Julia Lowry Rumel
Salie Proctor Rumel
Mary E. Rumel

Sources (6)

  • Penelope Rumell in household of George Rumell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Penelope Rumel, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Penelope Rumel in household of George Rumel, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

Children (4)

World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 5

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

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Stiltz .

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

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