George Johnson Springer

8 March 1813–7 November 1885 (Age 72)
Red Beach, Calais, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of George Johnson

George Johnson Springer was born on 8 March 1813, in Red Beach, Calais, Washington, Maine, United States. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Sarah Maria Mcfarland. He lived in Maine, United States in 1870. He died on 7 November 1885, in Danforth, Washington, Maine, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hilltop Cemetery, Danforth, Washington, Maine, United States.

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George Johnson Springer
Sarah Maria Mcfarland
Lydia Jane Springer
Melville Stephen Springer
Edward H Springer
Mariah Mary Springer
Mary Springer
Huldah Springer

Spouse and Children



    Lydia Jane Springer


    Melville Stephen Springer


    Edward H Springer



    Mary Springer


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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. 

Age 16

Historical Boundaries: 1829: Washington, Maine, United States
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

1 English, German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German springen, Middle Dutch springhen, Yiddish shpringen ‘to jump or leap’.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fountain or the source of a stream, Middle English spring ‘spring’ + the habitational suffix -er. The same word was also used of a plantation of young trees, and in some cases this may be the source of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George I Springer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George Springer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Springer, "United States Census, 1880"

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