Elisabeth Hege

Brief Life History of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Hege was born on 23 August 1794, in Friedburg, Davidson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Lazarus Johannes Hege, was 28 and her mother, Eva Fischer, was 27. She married Matthaeus Rights on 1 June 1819, in Salem, Alamance, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 25 August 1864, in Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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Matthaeus Rights
Elisabeth Hege
Marriage: 1 June 1819
Susan Elizabeth Rights
Samuel Zacharias Rights
Constantine Lazarus Rights

Sources (13)

  • Elizabeth Rights, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Hege, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Elizabeth Hege Rights, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Hege in Bavaria or from any of several places in Switzerland named Hegi; or a topographic name from Middle High German hege ‘fence, hedge’ or Middle Low German hege ‘hedge, small wood, enclosed dwelling’.

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

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