David Nelson Haldeman

1851–5 October 1901 (Age 50)
Eagle Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of David Nelson

When David Nelson Haldeman was born in 1851, in Eagle Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Haldeman, was 39 and his mother, Rachel Ann Gantt, was 31. He married Ruby Corpe on 8 May 1880, in Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 5 October 1901, in Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 50.

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David Nelson Haldeman
Ruby Corpe
Marriage: 8 May 1880
Elsie Haldeman
Unknown Haldeman

Spouse and Children

8 May 1880
Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States





    Unknown Haldeman


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 5

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 12

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

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Southern German (Haldemann): topographic name for someone who lived on a mountainside or slope, from Middle High German halde ‘slope’ + man(n) ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nelson Haldeman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nelson Wilderman in household of Rachael Wilderman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nelson Holerman in household of Jacob Holerman, "United States Census, 1870"

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