Nelson Kilmer

1842–6 January 1886 (Age 44)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Nelson

When Nelson Kilmer was born in 1842, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Kilmer, was 44 and his mother, Nancy Martha Benjamin, was 44. He lived in Durell, Asylum Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Thornapple Township, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 6 January 1886, at the age of 44, and was buried in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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William Kilmer
Nancy Martha Benjamin
George Kilmer
Adam P Kilmer
Almira Killmer
Saloma Kilmer
David H Kilmer
Catharine Kilmer
Diana Kilmer
Hannah " Harriet" Kilmer
Nelson Kilmer

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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 5

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 12

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Gilmer , from the medieval personal name Gildemir or Gilmar.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nelson Kilmer in household of William Kilmer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nelson Killmer in household of Wm Killmer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nelson Kilmer, "United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903"

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