Rebecca Leister

8 April 1843–3 October 1932 (Age 89)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Leister was born on 8 April 1843, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Leister, was 40 and her mother, Maria Magdalena Stoll, was 44. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Henry Detweiler. She lived in Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Richland MM, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 3 October 1932, at the age of 89, and was buried in Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Quakertown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Detweiler
Rebecca Leister
Hannah Detweiler
Charles H Detweiler

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World Events (8)

Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
Age 20
The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
Age 24
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Lester .German: occupational name for a maker of lasts or a cobbler, from Middle High German leist + the agent suffix -er.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Rebecca Detwiler in household of Henry Detwiler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rebecca Detweiler in entry for Charles H. Detweiler and Emma T. Pullen, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Rebecca Detweiler in household of Charles H Detweiler, "United States Census, 1920"

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