Sarah Swihart

1814–8 May 1899 (Age 85)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Swihart was born in 1814, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johann Jacob Schweinhardt, was 27 and her mother, Magdalena Leatherman, was 24. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with David Knestrick. She lived in East Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 8 May 1899, in West Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

David Knestrick
Sarah Swihart
Mary E Magdalena Knestrick
Jacob Thomas Knestrick
John Henry Knestrick

Spouse and Children

    David Knestrick





    Mary E Magdalena Knestrick


    Jacob Thomas Knestrick


    John Henry Knestrick


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 32

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Perhaps a reduced Americanized form of Schweighardt or Zweichard ( see Swigert ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Swinehart in household of David Wansettler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Knestrick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Knestric, "United States Census, 1880"

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