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Solomon N. Hammer was born in Bedford Co., PA, on 14 Dec 1812, son of Jonas Hammer and Mary Elizabeth Nunemaker. On 11 Sep 1834 he married Elizabeth Barefoot, daughter of James Barefoot and Mary Slick of Bedford Co., PA. The couple had 10 children: Mary (Hammer) Cauffiel, Charlotte (Hammer) Livingston, Joseph Sleek Hammer, Henrietta Hammer, John Colby Hammer, David Marks Hammer, George B. Hammer, Winfield Scott Hammer, Ross Forward Hammer, and Martha D. Hammer (died in infancy). They also reared one of their granddaughters Cora Hammer, daughter of Joseph Sleek Hammer. Solomon died 13 Feb 1890 in Jenner Twp., Somerset, PA, and is buried at the Jenner Twp. Baptist Cemetery along with his wife. His wife Elizabeth (Barefoot) Hammer was born 18 Feb 1813 in Bedford, PA, and died 17 Feb 1889 in Somerset County, PA.