John Walter

25 September 1778–23 October 1848 (Age 70)
Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Walter was born on 25 September 1778, in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Pvt Henry C Walter, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Barbara Umstead, was 31. He married Mary Rowler on 25 September 1823, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 23 October 1848, in Washingtonville, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Washingtonville, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Walter
Mary Rowler
Marriage: 25 September 1823
Sarah Walter
Molly Walter
Mary Walter
Lydia Ann Walter
Susan Walters
Henry Walter

Spouse and Children

25 September 1823
Columbiana, Ohio, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Anna Christiana Walter


    Maria Christina Walter


    George Walter



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

German, Swedish, and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + heri, hari ‘army’. The personal name was introduced into England from France by the Normans in the form Walt(i)er, Waut(i)er.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Walter, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • John Walter, "Ohio, Church Records, 1762-2008"
  • John Walter, "Find A Grave Index"

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