Nicholas Yeager Lenker

Brief Life History of Nicholas Yeager

When Nicholas Yeager Lenker was born on 4 April 1854, in Rife, Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Nicholas Lenker, was 39 and his mother, Catharina Yeager, was 34. He married Margaret Elizabeth Wise on 10 February 1891, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Paxton, Paxton Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America for about 10 years and Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 22 April 1931, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rife, Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Yeager Lenker
1854–1931
Margaret Elizabeth Wise
1870–1916
Marriage: 10 February 1891
Jacob Wise Lenker
1891–1961
Frederick Wise Lenker
1892–1947
Ray Wise Lenker
1894–1969
Guy W Lenker
1897–1964
Esther Wise Lenker
1898–1931
Mark W Lenker
1899–1934
Nicholas Wise Lenker Jr
1901–1968
Elizabeth Wise Lenker
1903–1978
Elva Elizabeth Lenker
1904–1991
Daniel W Lenker
1904–1975
Thomas Wise Lenker
1906–1985
Albert Wise Lenker
1908–1965

Sources (21)

  • Nicholas Leukert in household of Nicholas Leukert, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nicholas Y Leuker, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Nicholas Y. Lenker, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for an agile person (see Lenke ).

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

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