Michael Rader

12 June 1798–28 May 1873 (Age 74)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Rader was born on 12 June 1798, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, his father, Peter Hillikus Röder, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Froschauer, was 33. He married Catherine Shelley on 2 September 1819, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Eden Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Gilroy Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1870. He died on 28 May 1873, in Hollister, San Benito, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Michael Rader
Catherine Shelley
Marriage: 2 September 1819
John Rader
Elizabeth Rader
Isaiah Peter Rader
Dr Isaac Rader
Andrew Jackson Rader
Martha J Rader
Mary Ann Rader
William Benson Rader
Michael M. Rader
David Hanson Rader

Spouse and Children


    Catherine Shelley


2 September 1819
Wayne, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

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:1. occupational name for a wheelwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rat ‘wheel’. 2. ( Räder ): metonymic occupational name for a flour sifter or mill hand, from Middle High German reder ‘sieve’. 3. occasionally an occupational name from Middle Low German rader ‘adviser’. 4. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rād, rāt ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ + heri ‘army’. 5. Americanized spelling of German Röder ( see Roeder ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Rader, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Micheal Rader, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Michael Raden in household of William Raden, "United States Census, 1870"

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