Jakob Evilsizer

Brief Life History of Jakob

When Jakob Evilsizer was born in 1750, in Kassel, Hesse, Germany, his father, Johann Jacob Eibelshauser, was 37 and his mother, Anna Elisabeth Grunewald, was 26. He married Anna Elisabeth Ibelshäuser in 1768, in Dodenhausen, Haina, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Hesse, Germany. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in 1818, in Keezletown, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rockingham, Virginia, United States.

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Jakob Evilsizer
Anna Elisabeth Ibelshäuser
Marriage: 1768
Mary Elizabeth Evilsizer
Adam Evilsizer
Hannah Evilsheiser
Henry Evilsizer
George William Evilsizer
Joshua Evilsizer
Philip Evilsizer
Nancy Evilsizer

Sources (2)

  • Jacob Evilsizer, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"
  • Virginia. Miscellaneous Records 1632–1800,

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1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Ibelshäuser: nickname for someone living in a bad house, from Middle High German ubele ‘bad, of poor quality’ + derivative agent of haus ‘inhabitant of a house’. Alternatively, Übelshaus may be a word for prison.

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

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