Samuel Karcher

6 July 1794–26 September 1871 (Age 77)
Longswamp, Longswamp Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Karcher was born on 6 July 1794, in Longswamp, Longswamp Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johannes Karcher, was 36 and his mother, Maria Apollonia Long (Lang), was 40. He had at least 2 daughters with Anna Fischer. He lived in Longswamp Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 26 September 1871, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mertztown, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Karcher
Anna Fischer
Carolina Karcher
Esther Karcher

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    Anna Fischer




    Carolina Karcher


    Esther Karcher


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 18

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

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. 

Name Meaning

German (also Kärcher): occupational name for a carter; an agent derivative of Karch 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Kercher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Kercher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Kärcher in entry for Carolina Kärcher, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

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