Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt

15 December 1818–1 February 1890 (Age 71)
Lippe, Germany

The Life Summary of Heinrich Friedrich Phillip

When Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt was born on 15 December 1818, in Lippe, Germany, his father, Johann Ernst Wendt, was 35 and his mother, Amalia Elisabeth Toelle, was 33. He married Helena Koentje on 12 April 1844, in Oldenburg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Davis, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 1 February 1890, in Cortland, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Immanuel Cemetery, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt
Helena Keontje
Emaline Hutchinson
Martha Hutchinson
Helena Wendt
Edward Hutchison
Urban Hutchison
Aaron Hutchison
Charles Hutchison

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 1
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. 
1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia
Age 1
Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 21
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

German and Danish: ethnic name for a Wend, Middle High German wind(e). The Wends (also known as Sorbians) once occupied a large area of northeastern Germany (extending as far west as Lüneburg, with an area called Wendland), and many German place names and surnames are of Wendish origin. Their Slavic language is still spoken in the eastern part of Germany, around Bautzen and Cottbus.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Phillip Wendt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fried. Heinrich Wend, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Wendt, "Find A Grave Index"

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