Joshua Housekeeper

Male1790–January 1822

Brief Life History of Joshua

When Joshua Housekeeper was born in 1790, in Donegal Springs, East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Hans Hausmann, was 22 and his mother, Maria Shaeffer, was 22. He married Margaret in 1810, in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in January 1822, in his hometown, at the age of 32.

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Joshua Housekeeper
Marriage: 1810
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  • Marriage
    1810Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

    Age 1

    The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 10

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Meaning ‘God is salvation’ in Hebrew; it is borne in the Bible by the Israelite leader who took command of the Children of Israel after the death of Moses and led them, after many battles, to take possession of the Promised Land. The name, long favoured by Jews and Nonconformist Christians, enjoyed a great surge in popularity in the 1990s. Well-known bearers of the name include the American pianist and conductor Joshua Rifkin ( b. 1944 ) and the American-born violinist Joshua Bell ( b. 1967 ).

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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