Henry B Beaver

7 December 1829–11 December 1897 (Age 68)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Henry B

When Henry B Beaver was born on 7 December 1829, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christian Joshua Beaver, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Havice, was 21. He married Almira Swanger on 16 March 1854, in Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Fredericksburg, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 11 December 1897, in Bordulac, Foster, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bordulac, Foster, North Dakota, United States.

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Henry B Beaver
Almira Swanger
Marriage: 16 March 1854
Caroline Beaver
Morgan L Beaver
Myrtle May Beaver
Oliver James Beaver
Mary Elmira Beaver
Celia Rose Beaver
Alma Esther Beaver
Emma Dell Beaver
Willie Beaver

Spouse and Children


    Almira Swanger


16 March 1854
Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States


    Caroline Beaver


    Oliver James Beaver


    Morgan L Beaver


    Mary Elmira Beaver



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 17

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 34

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

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in France called Beauvoir, for example in Manche, Somme, and Seine-Maritime, or from Belvoir in Leicestershire. All of these are named with Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + veïr, voir ‘to see’, i.e. a place with a fine view.2 English: nickname from Middle English bevere, Old English beofor ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal. The existence of patronymic forms such as Beaverson suggest that this may also have been a personal name.3 Probably a translation of cognates of 2 in other languages, in particular Dutch Bever and German Bieber .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Beaver, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Beaver, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Beever, "United States Census, 1880"

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