Prudence Ackerman

Brief Life History of Prudence

When Prudence Ackerman was born in June 1856, in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Richard Ackerman, was 32 and her mother, Caroline Emily Tobey, was 24. She married Eli William Beeman on 31 October 1869, in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in August 1920, in Beltrami, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 64.

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Samuel S. Clark
Prudence Ackerman
Marriage: 2 December 1879
Minnie Lazetta Clark
Jessie Earl Clark
Richard P. Clark
George Jefferson Clark
Samuel Jefferson Clark
Orpha Clark
Harry Ernest Clark

Sources (17)

  • Prudy Beman in household of Oliver Beman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jennie Ackerman, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Jennie Ackerman in entry for Elva S. Burman and Ethel Mcgregor, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1866: Beltrami, Minnesota, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘farmer, plowman’ (from akker ‘field’ + man ‘man’). Compare Akkerman , Aukerman , and Ockerman .

English: from Middle English acreman ‘cultivator of the soil, plowman’ (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an acreman was a bond tenant of a manor holding half a virgate of arable land, for which he paid by serving as a plowman. The term was also used generically to denote a plowman or husbandman.

Americanized form of German Ackermann 1.

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

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