Sarah Ann Klingensmith

20 February 1842–13 September 1899 (Age 57)
Tippecanoe Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Klingensmith was born on 20 February 1842, in Tippecanoe Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States, her father, Philip Klingensmith Jr, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Henry Creemer, was 15. She married Charles Carter about 1854, in Spencer, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Hickory Grove, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 13 September 1899, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Carter
Sarah Ann Klingensmith
Marriage: about 1854
Esther A. Carter
Thomas Alvin Carter
Lavina Carter
Charles Phillip Carter
Sarah Ann Carter
Nancy Ellner Carter
John Moroni Carter
Sadenia M. Carter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1854Spencer, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 4
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Klingenschmidt, an occupational name for a swordsmith or cutler, from Middle High German klinge ‘blade, sword’ + smit ‘smith’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Klingensmith and Smith Names for Our Family

    Family members were embarrassed by the Mountain Meadows Massacre Story of their forefather, Philip Klingensmith. They dropped the Klingen part of their name and went by Smith during some periods of v …

    Sources (21)

    • Sarah Klingensmith in entry for John M Carter, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sarah A Carter in household of Chas Carter, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah A Carter, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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