Ida Jones Porter

Brief Life History of Ida Jones

When Ida Jones Porter was born on 8 February 1856, in La Moille, Bureau, Illinois, United States, her father, Albert G Porter, was 41 and her mother, Caroline P Howard, was 37. She married John Stephen Hetzler on 22 February 1877, in Clarion Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Montpelier, Muscatine, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Bloomington, Muscatine, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 9 December 1940, in Muscatine, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bloomington, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.

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John Stephen Hetzler
Ida Jones Porter
Marriage: 22 February 1877
Harriet May Hetzler
Howard Albert Hetzler
Eugene Alonzo Hetzler
Lucy Erepta Hetzler
John Peter Hetzler
Elmer Lewis Hetzler
Arthur Keith Hetzler
George Hetzler
Walter Bruce Hetzler
Ida Caroline Hetzler

Sources (44)

  • Ida Porter in household of A G Porter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ida J Hetzler, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Ida Porter in entry for Howard Albert Hetzler, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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Historical Boundaries: 1862: Bureau, Illinois, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .

English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).

Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

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

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