Lucinda Croushore

1810–1891 (Age 81)
Grapeville, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lucinda

When Lucinda Croushore was born on 4 May 1810, in Grapeville, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Kraushaar, was 44 and her mother, Magdalene Margaret Meyer, was 44. She married Joseph Miller Shearer on 10 September 1828. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Penn, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 16 May 1891, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lucinda Croushore
Joseph Miller Shearer
Marriage: 10 September 1828
Jackson Uriah Shearer
Jacob Cyrus Shearer
Lucy Ann Shearer
George Washington Shearer

Spouse & Children

  • Female1810–1891Female

  • Joseph Miller Shearer


10 September 1828


  • Jackson Uriah Shearer


  • Jacob Cyrus Shearer


  • Lucy Ann Shearer


  • George Washington Shearer


Parents & Siblings



+7 More Children

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. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

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

Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Kraushaar .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Lucinda Shearer in household of Joseph Shearer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucinda Shearer in household of Jackson Shearer, "United States Census, 1880"

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