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
Ida Laura White
Marriage: 22 February 1865
Laura Ida Betz
Elmer Betz
Luna Louisa 'Lou' Betz

Spouse and Children

22 February 1865
Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Godfrey White


    Lauretta Grugh




    Frederick White


    Louis White



    Louisa White


    Amiel White


+4 More Children

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.

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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