Esther Shiffer

16 February 1797–30 August 1860 (Age 63)
Derry Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Esther

When Esther Shiffer was born on 16 February 1797, in Derry Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Daniel Shiffer, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Alice Elliott, was 18. She married Samuel Close about 1821, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 9 daughters. She died on 30 August 1860, in Kendall Township, Kendall, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Fox, Kendall, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Close
Esther Shiffer
Marriage: about 1821
William Close
Margaret Close
Ellen Close
Matilda Close
Mary Ann Close
Margaret Close
Sarah Close
Sylvania Close
Caroline Close
Ellen Close

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1821Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 3
    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.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 15
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    Age 21
    Illinois is the 21st state.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schiffer .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (2)

    • Esther Shaffer in entry for Caroline Close Wing, "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
    • Esther Shiffer Close, "Find A Grave Index"

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