Mary Newcomer

6 February 1819–12 December 1888 (Age 69)
Zionhill, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Newcomer was born on 6 February 1819, in Zionhill, Springfield Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Newcomer Jr, was 45 and her mother, Mary Kopper, was 31. She married Peter Schleifer about 1840, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Springfield, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 December 1888, at the age of 69, and was buried in Saucon Valley, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Peter Schleifer
Mary Newcomer
Marriage: about 1840
William M. Schleifer
John Schleifer
Mary Newcomer Schleifer
Elmira Schleifer
Peter N Schleifer
Henry Schleifer
Charles Schleifer

Spouse and Children

    Peter Schleifer



about 1840
Pennsylvania, United States


    William M. Schleifer


    Mary Newcomer Schleifer


    Elmira Schleifer


    Peter N Schleifer


    John Schleifer


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Jewish (American): Americanized name of any of various European originals with this meaning.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Schleiffer in household of Peter Schleiffer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Schleiffer in household of Peter Schleiffer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Schleifer in household of Peter Schleifer, "United States Census, 1880"

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