Elizabeth Decker

about 1809–
Hamlin, Bethel Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Decker was born about 1809, in Hamlin, Bethel Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of johann peter decker.

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johann peter decker
Johann Michael Decker
1807–1871
Elizabeth Decker
1809–
Adam Decker
1814–1825
Royal Decker
1824–
Sarah Decker
1811–1897
Elias Decker
1811–1883
Magdalena Decker
1812–1901
Anna Mary Decker
1815–1889
William S Decker
1815–1903
Leah Decker
1821–1825
Leah Decker
1821–1825
Rachel Decker
1822–1902

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 3

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

Age 3

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.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 3

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

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher, tiler, slater, or shingler) or a carpenter or builder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’, a word which was normally used to refer to roofs, but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.2 Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1.3 English: variant of Dicker .

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

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