When Michael Rader was born on 12 June 1798, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, his father, Peter Rader, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Froschauer, was 33. He married Catherine Shelley on 28 August 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.
German (also Räder): occupational name for a wheelwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rat ‘wheel’.
German (Räder): metonymic occupational name for a flour sifter or mill hand, from Middle High German reder ‘sieve’.
German: occasionally an occupational name from Middle Low German rader ‘adviser’.
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