Peter Wimmer

23 March 1842–6 January 1930 (Age 87)
Columbus, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Wimmer was born on 23 March 1842, in Columbus, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, John Wimmer, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Hendricks, was 33. He married Mary Amelia Smith on 1 June 1865, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880 and Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 6 January 1930, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Wimmer
Mary Amelia Smith
Marriage: 1 June 1865
Peter Albert Wimmer
Mary Amelia Wimmer
John Henry Wimmer
Zilpha Elizabeth Wimmer
Clarissa Lyman Wimmer
Margaret Ellen Wimmer
George Smith Wimmer
Cora Penevia Wimmer
Charles Warren Wimmer
William Shirley Wimmer
Josephine Wimmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1865Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 6
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    German: shortened form of Widmer .German: occupational name from Middle High German wimmer ‘wine maker’.German: nickname from Middle High German wim(m)er ‘knotty growth on a tree trunk’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Peter Wimmer, Mary Amelia Smith, and Sarah Ann Hulet Family of Parowan, Utah

    (Written by Peggy Lynn Parker Throckmorton Ash, 2nd Great Granddaughter of Peter Wimmer and Mary Amelia) As Peter Wimmer waited to be ushered through the second gate of the territorial penitent …

    Sources (42)

    • Peter Wimmer in entry for Clara Wimmer Cleghorn, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Peter Wimmer, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Peter Wemmer in entry for David A Connell and Mrs. Estella Webb, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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