Ida Laura White

1849–11 April 1871 (Age 22)
Prussia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Ida Laura

When Ida Laura White was born in 1849, in Prussia, Prussia, Germany, her father, Godfrey White, was 29 and her mother, Lauretta Grugh, was 26. She married John Allen Betz on 22 February 1865, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 11 April 1871, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Porter Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Allen Betz
1830–1907
Ida Laura White
1849–1871
Marriage: 22 February 1865
Laura Ida Betz
1866–1963
Elmer Betz
1871–
Luna Louisa 'Lou' Betz
1868–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 February 1865
Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Godfrey White

    Male1820–1895Male

    Lauretta Grugh

    Female1823–1909Female

siblings

(9)

    Frederick White

    Male1845–Male

    Louis White

    Male1846–Male

    Female1849–1871Female

    Louisa White

    Female1852–Female

    Amiel White

    Male1859–1928Male

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World Events (6)

1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 3

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 8

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863

Age 14

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

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ida White in household of Godfrey White, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ida Betz in household of Allen Betz, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ida White in entry for Abiel J. Perkins and Laura I. Betz, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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