Philip Klingensmith Jr

4 April 1815–June 1881 (Age 66)
Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Philip

When Philip Klingensmith Jr was born on 4 April 1815, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Phillip Klingensmith Sr, was 25 and his mother, Anna Maria Kifer, was 21. He married Elizabeth Hazlett about 1834, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1849 and lived in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1860 and Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1870. He died in June 1881, in Sonora, Mexico, at the age of 66, and was buried in Unknown Island, Western Australia, Australia.

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Philip Klingensmith Jr
Hannah Henry Creemer
Marriage: 28 February 1841
Sarah Ann Klingensmith
Mary Klingensmith
Moroni K. Klingensmith
Hannah Henry Klingensmith
Nancy Anne Klingensmith
Keziah Klingensmith
1851–about 1871
Lavina Klingensmith
Donna Isura Klingensmith
Donna C. Klingensmith
John Henry Klingensmith
Phillip Klingen Smith III
Eliza Adelia Klingensmith
Melissa Mariah Klingensmith
Ellen Adelia Klingensmith
Helen Amelia Klingensmith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1841Tippecanoe Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Philip Klingensmith

    On his father's side, Philip Klingensmith descended from German emigrants who settled in central Pennsylvania. But his grandfather moved to western Pennsylvania and established Fort Klingensmith. His …

    Sources (65)

    • Philip Klingenschmidt, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • P K Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Philip K Smith, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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