Ida Jones Porter

8 February 1856–9 December 1940 (Age 84)
La Moille, Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life 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 Muscatine, 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 Muscatine, 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

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22 February 1877
Clarion Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 1

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

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

1 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 porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). 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. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 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 Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ida J Hetzler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ida Hetzler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida Hetzler in household of John Hetzler, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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