Polly Lamer

about 1810–
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Lamer was born about 1810, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johann Henrich Lehmer, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Pisel, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Johann Henrich Lehmer
1767–1821
Elizabeth Pisel
1770–1854
Hannah Lamar
1789–1856
Garrett Lamer
1794–1833
Reason Lamer
1805–1868
Polly Lamer
1810–
Joseph B Lamer
1791–1878
Elizabeth Betsy Lamer
1794–1854
Sarah Lamar
1798–1876
William F Lamer
1803–1881
Mary Lamer
1813–1877
John D Lamer
1815–1891
Franklin Lamer
1817–
Lucinda Lamer
1820–1851
Clarissa Lamer
1821–1875

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 2

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

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 2

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

Name Meaning

French (Burgundian): habitational name from a place called La Mer, from French mer ‘sea’. It is found as a French Canadian secondary surname for Rapidiou, present since 1701 .

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

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