Israel Sovereign

Brief Life History of Israel

Israel Sovereign was born on 6 November 1827, in Ontario, Canada. He married Laura Judd on 14 January 1851, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rockford Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 30 November 1910, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Israel Sovereign
Laura Judd
Marriage: 14 January 1851
Clarence Eugene Sovereign
Frederick Jerome Sovereign
Morana C Sovereign
Alice Maud Sovereign

Sources (21)

  • Israel Sovereign, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Israel Sovereign, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Israel Sovereign, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1834: Illinois, United States 1836: Winnebago, Illinois, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of an unidentified German surname, in North America first recorded as Zafrein and Zofrin.

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

Story Highlight

Haunted Rockford Illinois

Israel Sovereign is mentioned on page 126 of Haunted Rockford Illinois. He was a partner with Charles Breasted in the hardware business.

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