Wilkinson Streeper

19 September 1809–16 January 1856 (Age 46)
Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Wilkinson

When Wilkinson Streeper was born on 19 September 1809, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henry Streeper, was 32 and his mother, Prudence Lehr, was 18. He married Matilda Wells on 10 July 1834, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1840 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 16 January 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilkinson Streeper
Matilda Wells
Marriage: 10 July 1834
Josephine Streeper
William Henry Streeper Sr.
Mary Catherine Streeper
George Wells Streeper
John Wilkinson Streeper
Matilda Streeper
Charles Augustus Streeper

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 July 1834Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 3
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 16
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Possibly an Americanized form of German Strüber, a variant of Straub , or an altered form of Streber, a variant of Streb .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Matilda Wells Streeper

    written by Rosabelle Streeper Gwynn Matilda Wells was the daughter of George Wells and Susan Holmes, the widow of Captain Holmes. Susan’s own maiden name is not known at the time of this writing. …

    Sources (40)

    • Wilkinson Stimper, "United States Census, 1840"
    • John Wilkison Streeper in entry for Matilda Streeper Houtz, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Marriage Certificate of Matilda Wells and Wilkinson Streeper

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