Rhoda Schermerhorn

Female7 January 1812–17 January 1902

Brief Life History of Rhoda

When Rhoda Schermerhorn was born on 7 January 1812, in Prattsville, Greene, New York, United States, her father, Jacob Teunis Schermerhorn, was 47 and her mother, Sarah Schultz, was 42. She married Calvin Wiltse on 31 December 1840, in Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Pierce Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 17 January 1902, in Cortland, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, 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
Marriage: 31 December 1840
Sarah Evalyne Wiltsie
Henry N Wiltse
about 1847–1865
Jemima Thankful Wiltse
1845–about 1847
James L Wiltse
Thomas J Wiltse

Sources (7)

  • Rhoda Wiltse, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rhoda - Government record: birth-name: Rhoda
  • Rhoda Schermerhorn Wiltse, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1840Greene, New York, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    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. 


    Age 12

    Established in 1824

    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.

    History: This was a prominent surname in Schenectady, NY, from the 17th century onward; Ryer Schermerhoorn made a celebrated ride from Schenectady to Albany in 1690 to warn of an impending Indian attack.

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

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