Sophronia Mowery

Brief Life History of Sophronia

When Sophronia Mowery was born on 18 September 1824, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter Maurer Jr., was 42 and her mother, Maria Magdalena Leibensberger, was 39. She married Henry Zimmerman about 1842, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Shamokin Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 4 March 1901, in Ralpho Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ralpho Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Zimmerman
1819–1889
Sophronia Mowery
1824–1901
Marriage: about 1842
John Peter Zimmerman
1842–1861
Lucinda Zimmerman
1844–1914
Emeline "Emma" Zimmerman
1845–1935
Lydia Zimmerman
1847–1857
Thomas Zimmerman
1850–1934
William Henry Zimmerman
1857–1927
Clara E. Zimmerman
1862–1922

Sources (9)

  • Fronia Zimmerman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fronie Zimmerman, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"
  • Sophronia Zimmerman in entry for William E Crowe and Clara E Zimmerman, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1846

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Mowry .

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

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