Phebe Horner

1819–28 October 1871 (Age 52)
Grant, Indiana, United States

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Horner was born in 1819, her father, John Horner, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Kelly, was 24. She married George W. Wolf on 18 December 1845, in Preble, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Harrison Township, Miami, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 28 October 1871, in Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

George W. Wolf
Phebe Horner
Marriage: 18 December 1845
Wesley S Wolf
Wesley Wolf
Martin Wolf
Claretta Wolf
Levi Wolfe
Martin Wolf
Elizabeth Rebecca Wolf
Malissa J Wolf

Spouse and Children

18 December 1845
Preble, Ohio, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    Samuel Horner


    Joseph Horner


    John Horner Jr


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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. 
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 6

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Horn 1 with the agent suffix -er; an occupational name for someone who made or sold small articles made of horn, a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal, or a topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘horn’ of land.2 habitational name from Horner in Diptford, Devon, which is named from Old English horn ‘horn of land’ + ora ‘hill spur’, ‘ridge’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horn 4.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phebe Wolf in household of George Wolf, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Pheba Wolf in household of George W Wolf, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Phoebe Hornor, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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