Charles Monteville Hammer Sr.

10 August 1810–16 November 1866 (Age 56)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Monteville

When Charles Monteville Hammer Sr. was born on 10 August 1810, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Lewis Hammer, was 40 and his mother, Catherine, was 40. He married Ann Brown in 1830, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 16 November 1866, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Charles Monteville Hammer Sr.
Ann Brown
Marriage: 1830
Joseph Major Hammar
James Henry Hammer
Charles Monteville Hammer Jr
John Wesley Hammer
Sarah Ann Hammer
Clara Elizabeth Hammer

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    1830Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    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 2
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 15
    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

    German, English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or a nickname for a forceful person. As an English surname, the derivation from Middle English ham(m)er, hamor ‘hammer’ (Old English hamor) is formally possible, either as a metonymic occupational name or as a locative or occupational name taken from a shop sign or inn sign. However, there is no evidence that such appellations became hereditary surnames. The surname of German origin (possibly also in the sense 2 below) is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).English and German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of water meadow, or flat, low-lying alluvial land beside a stream, Middle English ham(me), Old English hamm, Old High German ham (see Hamm ) + the English and German agent suffix -er. In England, names composed of a topographic term + -er are characteristic of southern England, especially Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.English: possibly a variant of Hanmer , and in northern England a variant of Hamer .

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Barbara Hammer, "United States Census, 1830"
    • Chas Hammar in entry for Sarah A Dwyer, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Charles Hammer, "United States Census, 1860"

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