Samuel Berkheimer

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Berkheimer was born on 22 November 1815, in Center Square, Whitpain Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Berkheimer, was 24 and his mother, Mary Margaret Hilkert, was 25. He married Mary Shaw Kittler about 1841, in Union, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and White Deer, White Deer Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 14 September 1896, at the age of 80, and was buried in White Deer, White Deer Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Berkheimer
Mary Shaw Kittler
Marriage: about 1841
Margaret Berkheimer
Joseph Ketler Berkheimer
Mary Eliza Berkheimer
William H. Berkheimer

Sources (2)

  • Saml Berkheimer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel Berkhimer, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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.


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

Name Meaning

South German:

habitational name for someone from either of two places called Berkheim, near Biberach and near Esslingen in Württemberg. The placename is a compound of Old High German berg ‘mountain, hill’ + the common suffix of placenames -heim (related to English home).

in some cases possibly a habitational name for someone from any of various places in Hesse and Alsace named Bergheim.

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

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