Peter Heller

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Heller was born on 11 October 1824, in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johannes Heller, was 25 and his mother, Maria Magdalena Ohlinger, was 31. He married Sarah A. Ohlinger on 1 July 1853, in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 18 February 1908, in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Alsace Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Peter Heller
Sarah A. Ohlinger
Marriage: 1 July 1853
Emmalina H. Heller
Amos Ohlinger Heller
Susan O. Heller
Lydia Heller
Sarah Elizabeth Heller
Charles P Heller

Sources (13)

  • Peter Heller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter Heller, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Peter Heller, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

World Events (8)

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Name Meaning

German: nickname from the small medieval coin known as the häller or heller because it was first minted (in 1208) at the Swabian town of (Schwäbisch) Hall. Compare Hall .

German: topographic name for someone living by a field named with a word meaning ‘hell’ (see Helle 1).

Dutch: variant of Helder .

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

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