Samuel Hower

13 February 1834–1909 (Age 74)
Fredericksburg, Bethel Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Hower was born on 13 February 1834, in Fredericksburg, Bethel Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johannes Hauer, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Theresa Sprigman, was 44. He married Harriet Sherff on 18 March 1855. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Cressona, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died in 1909, at the age of 75, and was buried in Cressona, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Hower
1834–1909
Harriet Sherff
1837–
Marriage: 18 March 1855
Sarah Hower
1856–1862
George Hower
1858–1862
Hower
1860–1861
Annie E Hower
1862–1935
Elmer Hower
1864–1865
William Hower
1866–
Ida Hower
1868–1920
Harry R Hower
1869–1892
S. Lambert Hower
1871–

Spouse and Children

    Male1834–1909Male

    Harriet Sherff

    Female1837–Female

MARRIAGE
18 March 1855
Leb,Pa
children

(9)

    Sarah Hower

    Female1856–1862Female

    George Hower

    Male1858–1862Male

    Hower

    Female1860–1861Female

    Annie E Hower

    Female1862–1935Female

    Elmer Hower

    Male1864–1865Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 29

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Hauer . This is a common name in PA.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Hower, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Saml Hower, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel Hower in entry for Annie Hower Warner, "Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954"

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