Esther Kightlinger

30 May 1827–2 September 1888 (Age 61)
Mead Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Kightlinger was born on 30 May 1827, in Mead Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Kightlinger, was 43 and her mother, Catherine Stainbrook, was 37. She married Jacob G. Proper on 4 September 1849, in Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 2 September 1888, at the age of 61, and was buried in Diamond, Plum Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob G. Proper
Esther Kightlinger
Marriage: 4 September 1849
Melvina Proper
Warren Webster Proper
Flora Augusta Proper

Spouse and Children

4 September 1849
Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States


    Melvina Proper


    Warren Webster Proper



Parents and Siblings



    Rosana Kightlinger


    Mary Kightlinger


    Michael Kightlinger


    Jacob S Kightlinger


    Henry P Kightlinger


+11 More Children

World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Keitlinger, habitational name for someone from a place with some such name as Keitlingen. Keitlinghausen is the name of a place near Gütersloh in Westphalia, and may be the source.

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

Sources (3)

  • Esther Proper in household of Jacob G Proper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ester Proper in household of Jacob G Proper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Esther Proper in household of Jacob G Proper, "United States Census, 1860"

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