Charles Billig

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Billig was born on 4 October 1831, in Cleveland Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Billig, was 35 and his mother, Salome Fahringer, was 22. He married Elizabeth Maurer on 13 January 1853, in Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Roaring Creek, Mayberry Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 16 March 1886, in Locust Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Locust Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Billig
Elizabeth Maurer
Marriage: 13 January 1853
Emeline Billig
Henry H. Billig
Martin Luther Billig
David Edward Billig
Barbara Elizabeth Billig
John Wilson Billig
Mary Louisa Billig
Sarah Alice Billig
Charles A. Billig
Harman Alexander Billig

Sources (8)

  • Charles Billeg, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Billing, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Charles Billig, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning


habitational name from a place called Billig, near Cologne.

nickname from Middle High German billich ‘proper, appropriate’.

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

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