Barbara Klingaman

17 February 1831–2 January 1911 (Age 79)
Summit Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Klingaman was born on 17 February 1831, in Summit Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John George Klingaman, was 51 and her mother, Barbara Schrock, was 42. She had at least 6 sons and 5 daughters with Samuel H Meyers. She lived in Sharon Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 2 January 1911, in Washington Township, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79.

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Samuel H Meyers
Barbara Klingaman
Sarah Anne Meyers
Simon Peter Meyers
Urias Samuel Meyers
John Samuel Meyers
Lydia Jane Meyers
Henry Samuel Meyers
Barbara Ellen Meyers
Samuel Peter Meyers
Mary Magdalina ( Mattie) Meyers
Daniel Samuel Meyers
Hattie Melinda Meyers

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    Sarah Anne Meyers




    John Samuel Meyers


    Lydia Jane Meyers


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 15

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 26

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name for someone from Klinga in Saxony.2 Probably an altered spelling of Klingemann, variant of Klinge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barbary Myers in household of S Myers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Barbara Myers in household of Saml Myers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Barbara Myers in household of Samuel H Myers, "United States Census, 1880"

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