Priscilla Schaeffer

29 October 1813–3 January 1879 (Age 65)
Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Priscilla

Priscilla Schaeffer was born on 29 October 1813, in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. She had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with William M Robinhold. She lived in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 3 January 1879, in Port Clinton, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Port Clinton Cemetery, Port Clinton, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William M Robinhold
Priscilla Schaeffer
Wiliam Rabenhold
James Rabenhold
Adam S Robinhold
Elizabeth Rabenhold
Lewis M Robinhold
George H Robinhold
Mary Elizabeth Robinhold

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

German:1. variant of Schaffer 1. 2. variant of Schaefer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pricilla Robinson in household of William Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Priscilla Robinhold in household of Willam Robinhold, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Priscilla Schaeffer Robinhold, "Find A Grave Index"

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