Samuel Hershberger

Male1 August 1836–18 March 1873

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Hershberger was born on 1 August 1836, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Hershberger, was 39 and his mother, Magdalena Shirk Eberly, was 38. He married Elizabeth Schaal on 1 April 1861, in Crawford, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Holmes Township, Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 18 March 1873, in Crawford, Ohio, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Chatfield Township, Crawford, Ohio, United States.

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Samuel Hershberger
Elizabeth Schaal
Marriage: 1 April 1861
John Wesley Hershberger
Henry Hershberger

Sources (14)

  • Samuel Hershberger in household of Jacob Hershberger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Hershberger, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Samuel Hershberger, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1861Crawford, Ohio, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 27

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 27

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Herschberger 1, a surname of ultimate Swiss German origin (see Hersberger ).

    Americanized form of German Herschberger 2, and a variant of the same Jewish surname.

    History: This (see 1 above) is the most common American variant of the name of a Swiss Mennonite and Amish family, originally spelled Hersberger , but in Germany altered to Herschberger and Hirschberger . Other Americanized forms established among the Mennonites and Amish in the US are Harshberger and Harshbarger .

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

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