Rhoda Schermerhorn

7 January 1812–17 January 1902 (Age 90)
Cortland, DeKalb, Illinois, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Schermerhorn was born on 7 January 1812, her father, Jacob T Schemerhorn, was 47 and her mother, Sarah Schultz, was 42. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Calvin Wiltse. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Pierce Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 17 January 1902, at the age of 90, and was buried in Cortland, DeKalb, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Wiltse
Rhoda Schermerhorn
Sarah Evalyne Wiltsie
Henry N Wiltse
James L Wiltse

Spouse and Children




    Henry N Wiltse


    James L Wiltse


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob T Schemerhorn


    Sarah Schultz




    Hendricca Schermerhorn


    Abigail Schermerhorn


    Mary Polly Schermerhorn


    Eleanor Schemerhorn


    Teunis Schermerhorn


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from a place so named in the area of the Schermermeer of northern Holland.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Wiltse, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rhoda Wiltse, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rhoda Wiltse, "United States Census, 1900"

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