Sarah Delilah Camp

September 1828–25 May 1903 (Age 74)
Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Delilah

When Sarah Delilah Camp was born in September 1828, in Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Hosea T. Camp, was 29 and her mother, Sarah B. Kirkpatrick, was 27. She married Elias Myers on 1 April 1849, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in South Fork Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1870 and Camp Grant, Humboldt, California, United States in 1880. She died on 25 May 1903, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rohnerville, Humboldt, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias Myers
Sarah Delilah Camp
Marriage: 1 April 1849
Andrewetta C Myers
Hosea Elias Meyers
John Grafford Myers
Clara Delilah Myers
Christopher James Myers
Ulysses Simpson Grant Myers

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  • Marriage
    1 April 1849Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 20
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    Name Meaning

    Dutch (also Van de Camp) and North German: from camp ‘enclosed, fenced, or hedged piece of land, field’, from Latin campus ‘plain’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a field. Compare Kamp .English: from Middle English kempe ‘warrior’; see Kemp . The spelling Camp may be due to the influence of Old English camp ‘battle’ and campian ‘to fight’, or of Old French campion ‘warrior, champion’.French: mainly southern form of Champ .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Sarah D Myres in household of Elias Myres, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah W Camp in entry for Whiting Harland and Etta C Myers Burlow, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Mrs. S D Myers, "United States Census, 1900"

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