John Schwenk

15 April 1791–30 December 1882 (Age 91)
Mifflin Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Schwenk was born on 15 April 1791, in Mifflin Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Schwenk, was 31 and his mother, Catharine Weaver, was 16. He married Maria Sarah Hons about 1814, in Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 30 December 1882, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Schwenk
Maria Sarah Hons
Marriage: about 1814
Catharine Schwenk
Anna Swank
Hannah Swank
Eva Schwenk
Jacob Swank
Maria Schwenk
Sarah A Schwenk
Johannes Swank
Elias Schwenck
Joseph Schwenk
Reuben S Schwank

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  • Marriage
    about 1814Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 3
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 21
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 28
    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. 

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Reinhold, Alfons, Alois, Deiter, Dieter, Franz, Frieda, Fritz, Helmut.North German: variant of Schwanke .South German (mainly Württemberg, Silesia, and Bavaria): from Middle High German swenken ‘to swing back and forth, sling’, apparently a nickname referring to a person's gait. Compare Swenk and Swink .

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

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    Sources (4)

    • John Schwenk in household of D. L. Stauffer, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Schwenk, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"
    • Jno Schwenk in household of Eli Schwenk, "United States Census, 1870"

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