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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Family Time Line

Peter Heller
1824–1908
Sarah A. Ohlinger
1829–1898
Marriage: 1 July 1853
Emmalina H. Heller
1854–1917
Amos Ohlinger Heller
1858–1915
Susan O. Heller
1860–1943
Lydia Heller
1863–1925
Sarah Elizabeth Heller
1869–1925
Charles P Heller
1872–1939

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)

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

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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