John Allen Betz

31 January 1830–7 February 1907 (Age 77)
Ohio, United States

The Life of John Allen

When John Allen Betz was born on 31 January 1830, in Ohio, United States, his father, William Henry Betz, was 29 and his mother, Mary Catharine Imler, was 34. He married Ida Laura White on 22 February 1865, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in English River Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Pawnee Township, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States in 1900. He died on 7 February 1907, at the age of 77, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States.

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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


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 6

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 30

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal names Berthold or Bernhard . Compare Betsch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John A Betts in household of William Betts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Allen Bettz in household of Wm Bettz, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Allen Betz, "United States Census, 1870"

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