Samuel Kinsler

January 1860–8 May 1929 (Age 69)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Kinsler was born in January 1860, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, his father, William Kinsler, was 43 and his mother, Eliza Brown, was 30. He married Hester Ann Kern on 1 October 1885, in Clinton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Boone, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Center Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 8 May 1929, in North Vernon, Jennings, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in North Vernon, Jennings, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Kinsler
Hester Ann Kern
Marriage: 1 October 1885
Ova M. Kinsler
Mary Kinsler
Marie Kinsler

Spouse and Children

1 October 1885
Clinton, Indiana, United States




    Mary Kinsler


    Marie Kinsler


Parents and Siblings

    William Kinsler


    Eliza Brown




    Amanda E. Kinsler


    Margaret Kinsler


    James Kinsler


    Emma "Emily" Kinsler


    William Kinsler


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Künzler ( see Kunzler ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sam Kinsler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel Kinsler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Kinsler in household of Eliza Kinsler, "United States Census, 1880"

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