Jacob Zahniser

23 October 1792–1852 (Age 59)
, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Zahniser was born on 23 October 1792, his father, Matthias Zahneisen, was 43 and his mother, Ann Maria Lind, was 36. He married Catharine Wright in 1816, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1852, at the age of 60, and was buried in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Zahniser
1792–1852
Catharine Wright
1789–1861
Marriage: 1816
Margaret Zahniser
1817–1897
George Wright Zahniser
1823–1889
William Zahniser
1820–1901
Mary Zahniser
1825–1835
Jacob Zahniser
1825–
Michael Zahniser
1830–1914

Spouse and Children

    Male1792–1852Male

    Catharine Wright

    Female1789–1861Female

MARRIAGE
1816
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

    Margaret Zahniser

    Female1817–1897Female

    Male1820–1901Male

    George Wright Zahniser

    Male1823–1889Male

    Mary Zahniser

    Female1825–1835Female

    Jacob Zahniser

    Male1825–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Matthias Zahneisen

    Male1774–1850Male

    Michael Zahniser

    Male1777–1852Male

    John Zahniser

    Male1779–1800Male

    Valentine Zahneisen

    Male1782–1866Male

    Susan Zahneisen

    Female1785–1788Female

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808

Age 16

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

German:1. altered spelling of Zahnhäuser , a habitational name from a place called Zahnhausen. 2. from Zahneiser, an occupational nickname for a person who provided iron teeth as a replacement, from Middle High German zan(t) ‘tooth’ + īser ‘iron’, ‘ironworker’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Jacob Zahniser, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Zahniser, "Find A Grave Index"

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