Samuel Heater

9 August 1859–30 July 1939 (Age 80)
Schuylkill Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Heater was born on 9 August 1859, in Schuylkill Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William David Heiter, was 37 and his mother, Caroline Schucker, was 37. He married Rebecca Jane Mayer about 1889. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Rockvale Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Leaf River Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1939. He died on 30 July 1939, in Leaf River, Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Leaf River Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Heater
Rebecca Jane Mayer
Marriage: about 1889
Lloyd Edgar Heater

Spouse and Children


    Rebecca Jane Mayer


about 1889


Parents and Siblings

    William David Heiter


    Caroline Schucker




    Caroline Heiter


    William Henry Heiter


    Anna Eliza Heiter


    John H Heiter



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin, possibly a variant of Hayter or Heather .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Heater, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samuel Heater, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel Hieter in household of Wm Hieter, "United States Census, 1860"

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