Amanda Christina Hamaker

21 January 1829–1914 (Age 85)
Butler, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Amanda Christina

When Amanda Christina Hamaker was born on 21 January 1829, in Butler, Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, David Henry Hamaker, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Ream, was 18. She married John C. Pfeil on 22 December 1847. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Concord Election Precinct, Morgan, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Concord, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died in 1914, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Arenzville, Cass, Illinois, United States.

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John C. Pfeil
Amanda Christina Hamaker
Marriage: 22 December 1847
Sarah Ellen Pfeil
Mary Margaret Pfeil
Herman C Pfeil
Rosanna Pfeil
Edward Franklin Pfeil
John William Pfeil
Catherine Ann Pfeil
James Crum Pfeil
Amanda Christina Pfeil
Charles Oscar Pfeil

Spouse and Children

22 December 1847


    Sarah Ellen Pfeil


    Mary Margaret Pfeil


    Herman C Pfeil


    Rosanna Pfeil


    Edward Franklin Pfeil


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 27

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Hammaker .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda C Pfeil, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amanda C Pfile, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amanda Phile in household of John C Phile, "United States Census, 1880"

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