Samuel Keifer

21 September 1793–
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Keifer was born on 21 September 1793, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Kieffer, was 19 and his mother, Magdalena Bauscher, was 20. He lived in Whetstone, Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1880.

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Age 10

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 32

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of German Kiefer .2 German: nickname for someone who was quarrelsome, from an agent of Middle High German kīben, kīven ‘to quarrel’.

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

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  • Samuel Keiffer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel Kistler, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Samuel Kieffer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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