|About George Pealer|
George Pealer was born on August 14, 1818 in Fish Creek, Pennsylvania and died on December 9, 1897 in Fish Creek, Pennsylvania. He lived to be 79 years old.
8/14/1818 - 12/9/1897
His parents were Daniel Pealer (Bealer) born (5/11/1793) married Susannah Kuder/Kooder born (5/1/1798). His Grandparents came from Germany.
|Census||1/1/1820 ||Fishing Creek PA (Columbia County) ||1 yrs old |
|Daniel Pealer Jur: Males: one 0-10 yr old and one 26-45 year old. Females: one 18-26 yr old. One person in household is engaged in Agriculture|
Daniel Pealer: males: one 10-16, one 18-26, and one 45+. Females: one 10-16, one 18-26, and one 45+. Two people in the household are engaged in Agriculture
Christopher Pealer: One 26-45 yr old male and one 26-45 yr old female. One person is engaged in Agriculture
|Census||1/1/1830 ||Fishing Creek PA (Columbia County) ||11 yrs old |
|Page 119: Daniel Bealer – males: two (-5) one (5-10) one (10-15) one (20-30) one (30-40), females: one (5-10) one (20-30)one (30-40) one(60-70)
On the next page a Samuel Bealer and family (he is 30-40)
|Census||1/1/1840 ||Fishing Creek PA (Columbia County) ||21 yrs old |
|Page 9, line 3: Daniel Bealer – males: one (-5) three (5-10) two (10-15) one (15-20) one (20-30) one (40-50), females: One (-5) one (5-10)one(10-15) one (20-30) one (30-40) one (40-50) one (70-80), 3 employed in Agriculture & 3 attended school.
Next door is a Paul Bealer and his family (he is 20-30)
|Census||9/6/1850 ||Fishing Creek PA (Columbia County) ||32 yrs old |
|Starting on line 37, listed are George Pealer (31 year old, male), Rebecca (age 30, female), Russel (age 8, male), Matilda (age 6, female), Clannda S. (age 4, female) and Mary A (age 1, female). George lists his occupation as a farmer and estimates the value of his real estate owned at $2, 000. Place of birth for all is listed as PA and the three oldest children attended school during the last year. |
|Census||7/19/1860 ||Fishing Creek PA (Columbia County) ||41 yrs old |
|family# 789: Geo Pealer (age 41), Rebecca (age 39, female), Russel (age 18, male), Matilda (age 16, female), Clainda (age 14, female) Mary A.(9)William(3) C. A. Hampton(41-female) - C.S. Teacher. George is a farmer, Rebecca is keeping house, Russel is a student, and Matilda is keeping house. George estimates the value of his real estate to be $4,000 & the value of his personal estate to be $1,019. All were born in PA. |
|Census||6/20/1880 ||Fishing Creek PA (Columbia County) ||61 yrs old |
|family #117/119: George Pealer (age 61),
Ruth Hampton (65), and
Edward Hampton (10). All were born in PA as were their parents. George is a Farmer and is married. Ruth is his housekeeper, she is single. Edward is his nephew. They can not read or write.
|Graveyard/Tombstone||12/9/1897 ||Stillwater PA ||79 yrs old |
|George Pealer - 8/14/1818 to 12/9/1897 at Zion Cemetery. in Stillwater, PA. |
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George, his family, and friends. For example, George is 2 years old when The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||God is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
Born about 1820 and died about 1876.
They were married 1/1/1841.
|The Children of George Pealer|
58 years old
|Russel R. Pealer|
Born in Greenwood Township, Columbia Co., Pennsylvania about 1842 and died in Three Rivers, Michigan on March 7, 1918. He was about 76 years old.
His Great-Great-Grandfather, Caleb Hopkins, on his Mother's side was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. He was born and raised on a farm. In 1859 he attended the New Columbus Norman School. He wou...
21 years old
|Mary Ann Pealer|
Born somewhere in Pennsylvania on March 4, 1849 and died in Berlin, Ohio on April 16, 1875. She was 26 years old.
George W. Auten (1875)
Mary caught a cold and died soon after the birth of George. Mary & Caroline (2nd wife) sha...