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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Nicholas Yeager Lenker
Margaret Elizabeth Wise
Marriage: 10 February 1891
Jacob Wise Lenker
Frederick Wise Lenker
Ray Wise Lenker
Guy W Lenker
Esther Wise Lenker
Mark W Lenker
Nicholas Wise Lenker Jr
Elizabeth Wise Lenker
Elva Elizabeth Lenker
Daniel W Lenker
Thomas Wise Lenker
Albert Wise Lenker

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"

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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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