Peter Fortner

2 April 1788–14 February 1871 (Age 82)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Fortner was born on 2 April 1788, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Hanss Peter Wilhelm Fortener, was 35 and his mother, Mary, was 26. He married Phebe Coil about 1804. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Vermilion Grove, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Warren, Iowa, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 14 February 1871, in Newport, Vermillion Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Newport, Vermillion Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Fortner
1788–1871
Phoebe Coil
1800–1872
Marriage: 21 February 1831
Michael Fortner
1811–1892
Mary Caroline Fortner
1840–1877
Isabella Fortner
1831–1917
Richard W. FORTNER
1832–1902
Jonas Coil Fortner
1833–1899
Benjamin Albert Fortner
1836–1911
James F Fortner
1845–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 February 1831
Newport, Vermillion Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Hanss Peter Wilhelm Fortener

    Male1753–1825Male

    Mary

    Female1762–1824Female

siblings

(4)

    Margaret Mary Fortner

    Female1782–Female

    Male1788–1871Male

    Male1791–1879Male

    Richard Fortner

    Male1793–Male

World Events (8)

1789

Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
1812

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

German: variant (also Förtner) or Americanized form of Pförtner, occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle High German portenaere (from Latin porta ‘door’, ‘gate’). Compare English Porter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Fortner, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Peter Fortner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter Fortner, "United States Census, 1860"

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