When Silas T Church was born on 4 May 1845, in Center Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, his father, John Church, was 26 and his mother, Lydia Ann Cogswell, was 20. He married Anna Judith Peterson on 18 November 1866, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1894 and Solon Township, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 17 September 1935, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States.
English: topographic name mostly found in southern and midland England, for someone who lived near a church, or possibly an occupational name for someone who worked at a church, such as a verger or sexton, from Middle English chirche ‘church’. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’. Compare Kirk .
Americanized form (translation into English) of German Kirch .