Margaret Scholl

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Scholl was born on 8 October 1788, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter Gerhart Scholl, was 24 and her mother, Susanna Hartzell, was 26. She married John Yerger in 1820. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 22 March 1862, in Limerick Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Reformed Church, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Yerger
Margaret Scholl
Marriage: 1820
Peter Yerger

Sources (5)

  • Margaret Yerger in household of John Yerger, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margretha Scholl, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Margaret Yerger, "Find A Grave Index"

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George Washington elected first president of United States.

1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch scholle ‘clod of earth, sod’, applied as a nickname for a lumpish person or a farmer.

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch scholle, schulle ‘flounder, plaice’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or a fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a flounder.

German (Schöll): variant of Schell . Compare Schoell .

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

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