Hannah Barcus

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Barcus was born in March 1851, in Elliottstown, 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, 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 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

Sources (14)

  • Hannah Penney, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Hannah Merry, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Hannah Bargas in entry for Jesse S Penney and Belle Merry, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)


Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.


Historical Boundaries: 1855: Effingham, Illinois, United States

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Lithuanian Barkus or Bartkus .

Possibly also an altered form of English Barkus .

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

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