Philomena Recker

12 August 1870–8 July 1964 (Age 93)
Putnam, Ohio, United States

The Life of Philomena

When Philomena Recker was born on 12 August 1870, in Putnam, Ohio, United States, her father, John Henry Recker, was 24 and her mother, Mary Pauline Kahle, was 24. She married Henry Halker on 17 October 1900, in Putnam, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Ottawa, Putnam, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Ottawa Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 8 July 1964, at the age of 93, and was buried in Glandorf, Putnam, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Halker
Philomena Recker
Marriage: 17 October 1900
George H Halker
Mary L Halker
Loretta Halker

Spouse and Children

    Henry Halker



17 October 1900
Putnam, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Recker


    Mary Pauline Kahle




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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 North German, Frisian, and Dutch: from a form of the personal name Richard , or a variant of the Dutch name Rijker, composed of the Germanic elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + hari, heri ‘army’.2 North German: topographic name from Middle Low German recke ‘stretch’, ‘route’, ‘hedge’, or a habitational name for someone from Recke, near Osnabrück.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mernia Recker in household of Henry Recker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minnie Recker in household of John ? Recker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie Halker in household of Henry Halker, "United States Census, 1940"

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