Margaret A Baer

24 May 1832–29 November 1904 (Age 72)
Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret A

When Margaret A Baer was born on 24 May 1832, in Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Lewis Baer, was 25 and her mother, Mary Honsaker, was 25. She married Caleb Antrim Rockwell in 1851. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Union Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 29 November 1904, in Walnut Hill, Upper Tyrone Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Walnut Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Walnut Hill, Upper Tyrone Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Caleb Antrim Rockwell
Margaret A Baer
Marriage: 1851
Martha Virginia Rockwell
Asa Miller Rockwell
Ruth Ann Rockwell
John Baer Rockwell
Lewis Baer Rockwell
Caleb Josiah Rockwell
Samuel Newcomer Rockwell
Josiah Baer Rockwell
Mary Margaret Rockwell
William Freeman Rockwell

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 German (Bär): from Middle High German ber ‘bear’, a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases, it may derive from a personal name containing this element.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic):3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber, from Yiddish ber ‘bear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Rockwell in household of Caleb Rockwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Rockwell in household of Caleb Rockwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Rockwell in household of Caleb A Rockwell, "United States Census, 1900"

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