George Thomas Zahm

1812–24 February 1869 (Age 57)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of George Thomas

When George Thomas Zahm was born in 1812, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Mathias Zahm, was 23 and his mother, Eva Marie Myers, was 19. He married Wilhelmina Hart about 1837. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 24 February 1869, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Thomas Zahm
Wilhelmina Hart
Marriage: about 1837
Sarah Caroline Zahm
Albert Matthias Zahm
Henry Lewis Zahm
Anna Maria Zahm
Mary Leeleena Zahm
George Edward Zahm
Wilhelmina Onisca Zahm
John K Zahm

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World Events (7)

Age 0
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
Age 0
Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 18
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 367;2007: 657; 2010: 888)German: nickname from Middle High German zam ‘tame’.

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

Sources (4)

  • Thomas Zahm in entry for Albert Matthias Zahm, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • G T Zahm in household of J H Ellville, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Zahm, "United States Census, 1850"

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