Peter Laboyteaux Wimmer

Male5 April 1810–17 August 1892

Brief Life History of Peter Laboyteaux

When Peter Laboyteaux Wimmer was born on 5 April 1810, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, Peter Wimmer, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Shirley, was 24. He married Mary Harlan on 28 January 1828, in Henry, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Los Nietos, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880. He died on 17 August 1892, in Cambria, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Laboyteaux Wimmer
Mary Harlan
Marriage: 28 January 1828
Elisha L. Wimmer
Elijah H. Wimmer
John Marion Wimmer
George Washington Wimmer
Thomas Wimmer
Sarah Marie Wimmer
William Riley Wimmer

Sources (27)

  • P L Weamer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Peter Laboyteaux Wimmer - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Peter Wimmer, Jr.
  • Wimmer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1828Henry, Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (13)

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    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 · War of 1812

    Age 2

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    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

    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 …

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