John Peter Castner

1817–4 December 1867 (Age 50)
New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of John Peter

John Peter Castner was born in 1817, in New Jersey, United States. He married Sarah Emma Van Alstine on 8 November 1860, in Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 4 December 1867, in California, United States, at the age of 50.

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John Peter Castner
Sarah Emma Van Alstine
Marriage: 8 November 1860
Peter Roher Castner
John Edwin Castner
Emma Lucretia Castner
Sarah Elizabeth Castner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1860Sacramento, California, United States
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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. 
    Age 3
    On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 15
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    1 Variant spelling of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kastner .2 Swedish: probably of German origin.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (7)

    • John P Castner in entry for Peter R Castner, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • John Castner in entry for Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • John P Castner in entry for Peter R Castner, "Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940"

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