Peter Zeller Sechrist

29 August 1878–14 January 1948 (Age 69)
Newmanstown, Millcreek Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Peter Zeller

When Peter Zeller Sechrist was born on 29 August 1878, in Newmanstown, Millcreek Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henry Sechrist, was 43 and his mother, Amanda Zeller, was 40. He married Ella Nora Weiss on 28 October 1899, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 14 January 1948, in Millcreek Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Newmanstown Memorial Cemetery, Millcreek Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Zeller Sechrist
Ella Nora Weiss
Marriage: 28 October 1899
Clara G Sechrist
Dorothy M Sechrist

Spouse and Children

28 October 1899
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


    Clara G Sechrist


    Dorothy M Sechrist


Parents and Siblings



    Martin Sechrist


    George Peter Sechrist


    Kate A Sechrist


    Thomas E Sechrist


    Amanda Rebecca Sechrist


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Siegrist .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter C Sechrist, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Peter Z Sethrist, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Peter Z Sechrist, "United States Census, 1930"

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