Ellen Wimmer

about 1825–after 1880 (Age 55)
New Castle, Henry Township, Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Wimmer was born about 1825, in New Castle, Henry Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, her father, Peter Wimmer, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Shirley, was 41. She married Joseph Strough on 28 December 1841, in Ross Township, Butler, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and Templeton Judicial Township, San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1880. She died after 1880, in Salinas Township, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 8175.

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John Phipps
Ellen Wimmer
Marriage: 28 February 1850
Jane Phipps
Emma Phipps
Martha Phipps
Susan Phipps
Ann Eliza Phipps
John Nathan Phipps
Mary Ellen Phipps

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1850
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 0
    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.
    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis
    Age 0
    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
    Age 16
    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

    Name Meaning

    German: shortened form of Widmer .German: occupational name from Middle High German wimmer ‘wine maker’.German: nickname from Middle High German wim(m)er ‘knotty growth on a tree trunk’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jemima Wimmer Powell - The Life Story of James Powell and Jemima Wimmer

    This is the life story of James Powell and Jemima Wimmer, his wife. It was written by Tyrone Taylor Powell, a great great grandson and was presented at the James Powell Reunion in 1980. The story c …

    Sources (14)

    • Ellen Wimer in entry for Emma Marsh, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ellen Wimmer in household of Peter Wimmer, "United States Census, 1850" - Utah (age 21)
    • Mary Ellen Phipps in entry for Charles E Hawker and Mary Ellen Phipps, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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