Isaac Bilyeu

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Isaac Bilyeu was born on 18 September 1877, in Christian, Illinois, United States, his father, John S. Bilyeu, was 43 and his mother, Melinda Workman, was 41. He married Maud May Gorden on 21 February 1905, in Christian, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Prairieton Township, Christian, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. In 1900, at the age of 23, his occupation is listed as book keeper in Christian, Illinois, United States. He died on 24 November 1959, in Moweaqua, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bilyeu Cemetery, Christian, Illinois, United States.

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Isaac Bilyeu
Maud May Gorden
Marriage: 21 February 1905
Aadren Bilyeu
Herschel Gorden Bilyeu
Bernice Amelia Bilyeu
Ramona MARIE Bilyeu
Doris Eloise Bilyeu

Sources (16)

  • Isaac Bilyen in household of John F Bilyen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isaac Bilyen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Isaac Bilyen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1885 · The First Skyscraper

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1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Billiou: from the ancient Germanic personal name Biliwulf, composed of the elements bili ‘gentle’ and wulf ‘wolf’. Compare Belyeu and Bilyou .

History: The surname Bilyeu is listed along with its original form Billiou and altered forms Balliou and Barlow in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors. The Huguenot ancestor was Thomas Billiou, who fled from France in the first half of the 17th century (first to Flanders and then to the Netherlands); it was his (grand)son Pierre alias Peter Billiou who left the Netherlands and came with his wife and children to New Amsterdam in New Netherland (now New York City, NY) in 1661.

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

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