Abraham Hunsaker Sr.

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Hunsaker Sr. was born on 29 November 1812, in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Hunsaker Jr, was 30 and his mother, Polly Luce, was 22. He married Eliza Collins on 3 January 1833, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1857 and lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870 and Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 3 January 1889, in Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Hunsaker Sr.
Harriet Vernisha Beckstead
Marriage: 15 November 1850
Lemuel Hunsaker
Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker
Catherine Hunsaker
Hyrum Hunsaker
Joseph Hunsaker
Polly Hunsaker
Elnora Hunsaker
Enoch Hartman Hunsaker
Cyrus Hunsaker
John Luce Hunsaker
Gordon Walter Hunsaker Sr
Elzarus L Hunsaker
Raphael Hunsaker
Harriet Vernita Hunsaker
Daniel William Hunsaker
Walter Royal Hunsaker

Sources (188)

  • Abe Hunsaker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Illinois Birth Date for Abraham Hunsaker
  • 1888 Utah Marriage of Abraham Hunsaker & Ane Cathrine Jensen

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Historical Boundaries: 1834: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1834: Michigan Territory, United States 1834: Des Moines, Michigan Territory, United States 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1836: Lee, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Lee, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Lee, Iowa, United States

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Hunziker or of its German altered form Hunsicker . Compare Honsaker and Hunsucker .

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

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Short History of Abraham Hunsaker by Joyce Chlarson Frisby

ABRAHAM HUNSAKER Since a very comprehensive history of Abraham Hunsaker can be found in his history written by some of his descendants and published by the Hunsaker Family Organization, a short synop …

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