Peter Wimmer

17 April 1782–11 January 1861 (Age 78)
Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Wimmer was born on 17 April 1782, in Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Jacob Wimmer II, was 19 and his mother, Jemima Laboyteaux, was 18. He married Elizabeth Shirley on 9 April 1803, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 January 1861, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Wimmer
Elizabeth Shirley
Marriage: 9 April 1803
Charity Wimmer
Ellen Wimmer
Robert Shirley Wimmer
John Wimmer
Jacob Wimmer
Peter Laboyteaux Wimmer
Mary Elizabeth Wimmer
Jemima Wimmer
Susan Wimmer
Martha Wimmer
Elizabeth Wimmer
William Wimmer
Joanna Wimmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1803Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1783 · A Free America
    Age 1
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
    1787 · New Jersey Plan
    Age 5
    "Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."
    Age 21
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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

    Jemima Wimmer Powell - The Life Story of James Powell and Jemima Wimmer

    This is the life story of James Powell and Jemima Wimmer, his wife. It was written by Tyrone Taylor Powell, a great great grandson and was presented at the James Powell Reunion in 1980. The story c …

    Sources (26)

    • Peter Wimmer in household of Wm S Covert, "United States Census, 1860" [Not staying with the Covert family - Census pages out of order - see explanation in source Notes]
    • Peter Wimmer, "United States Census, 1850" - Utah
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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