Susanna Meisenhelder

1790–1868 (Age 78)
Dover, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Susanna

When Susanna Meisenhelder was born in 1790, in Dover, York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johan David Meisenhelder, was 37 and her mother, Barbara Ginder, was 33. She married Joseph Hershey on 1 December 1841, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Dover Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 15 October 1868, at the age of 78, and was buried in Meisenhelter Cemetery, Dover, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph Hershey
Susanna Meisenhelder
Marriage: 1 December 1841

Spouse and Children

1 December 1841
York, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 1

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

Age 22

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place named Maisenhälden, near Neckarsulm.

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

Sources (2)

  • Susan Hershey in household of Samuel Meisenhelter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susanna Hershey in household of Joseph Hershey, "United States Census, 1850"

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