Samuel A. Clapper

7 November 1814–25 October 1888 (Age 74)
Huntingdon Twp, Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Samuel A.

When Samuel A. Clapper was born on 7 November 1814, in Huntingdon Twp, Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johannes "John" Klappert or Clapper, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 44. He married Susan Parcher on 6 January 1836, in Crawford, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bucyrus Township, Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 25 October 1888, in Shelby, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Samuel A. Clapper
Susan Parcher
Marriage: 6 January 1836
Sylvania Clapper
Henry E. Clapper
Martha Ann Clapper
Mary Clapper
George Clapper

Spouse and Children

6 January 1836
Crawford, Ohio, United States


    Sylvania Clapper


    Henry E. Clapper


    Martha Ann Clapper


    Mary Clapper


    George Clapper


Parents and Siblings

    Johannes "John" Klappert or Clapper


    Elizabeth Miller




    Mary Clapper



World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English clapper ‘rough bridge’, applied as a topographic name or as a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word.2 English: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle English clappe ‘chatter’.3 Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Klapper ‘chatterer’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Saml Clapper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Clapper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Clapper, "United States Census, 1850"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.