Philipina Samek

New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Philipina

When Philipina Samek was born in 1838, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Morris Samek, was 20 and her mother, Philippena Gofeiffer, was 20. She had at least 4 daughters.

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Morris Samek
Philippena Gofeiffer
Philipina Samek
Helena Eliza Samek
Jacob Samick
Pauline Samek
Catharine Samek
Birtha Samek
Isaac Samek
Julia Eva Samek
Samuell SAMEK
Eman Samek

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World Events (3)


Age 8

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

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 75

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Name Meaning

Czechand Slovak: from a pet form of the personal name Samuel .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Philipina Samek and Morris Samek, "United States Census, 1880"

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