Phillip Counterman

Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Phillip

When Phillip Counterman was born in 1851, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henry Albert Countryman, was 59 and his mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Strunk, was 29. He lived in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880.

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Henry Albert Countryman
Eleanor Elizabeth Strunk
Margaret Counterman
Henry Counterman
Phillip Counterman
Margaret Counterman
Marietta Counterman

Parents and Siblings



    Margaret Counterman




    Margaret Counterman


    Marietta Counterman


World Events (8)


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 12

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

1 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kundermann, a nickname for a devilish person, from Middle High German kunder ‘monster’ + man ‘man’, or an altered form of Kondermann, a habitational name for someone from Kondrau in Bavaria.2 The surname is found in England, though now rare, and may be an occupational name meaning ‘servant of the accountant’, from Middle English countour ‘accountant’ ( see Counter ) + man ‘servant’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Philip Cuntramar in household of Henry Cuntranan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Philip Counterman in household of Henry Counterman, "United States Census, 1880"

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