Rudolph Witmer

1810–
Niagara, New York, United States

The Life of Rudolph

When Rudolph Witmer was born in 1810, in Niagara, New York, United States, his father, John Kauffman Whitmore Witmer, was 52 and his mother, Barbara Hershey, was 43.

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Rudolph Witmer
1810–
Margaret Frishy

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    Margaret Frishy

    FemaleFemale

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 17

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Wittmer .

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

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