Hannah Barcus

March 1851–29 November 1906 (Age 55)
Elliottstown, Lucas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Barcus was born in March 1851, in Elliottstown, Lucas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States, her father, George Washington Barcus, was 39 and her mother, Grace Workman, was 28. She married Hogan A Merry on 30 June 1867, in Elliottstown, Lucas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Riverside Township, Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1905. She died on 29 November 1906, in Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Malvern Cemetery, Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States.

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Hogan A Merry
Hannah Barcus
Marriage: 30 June 1867
George Henry Merry
Frank Merry
Charles Merry
Katherine Bell Merry

Spouse and Children

    Hogan A Merry



30 June 1867
Elliottstown, Lucas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States


    George Henry Merry


    Frank Merry


    Charles Merry





Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Barcus





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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 5

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

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 19

The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) describes Malvern Post Office as Opened as Milton Station 01/17/1870. Name changed to Malvern 08/03/1871

Name Meaning

Lithuanian: variant spelling of Bartkus .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hannah Penney, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Hannah M Penney in household of Joseph Penney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hannah Mary in household of Hogan Mary, "United States Census, 1880"

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