Elmeda Messer

Brief Life History of Elmeda

When Elmeda Messer was born on 8 July 1815, in Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, Daniel Messer, was 50 and her mother, Lydia Sanderson, was 33. She married Lyman Dunklee on 13 January 1834, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Barrington Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Barrington, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 22 November 1887, in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Newport, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Dunklee
1806–1889
Elmeda Messer
1815–1887
Marriage: 13 January 1834
Betsy Bixby Dunklee
1836–1840
Dunklee
–1884
Dunklee
–1884
Charles Seymour Dunklee
1838–1922
Freeman Stanton Dunklee
1840–1931
Elizabeth Cooper Dunklee
1842–1913

Sources (12)

  • Almeda Tunkle in household of S, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elmeda Dunklee, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"
  • Alamead Messer in entry for Elizabeth Seymour, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1831

Historical Boundaries: 1831: Cook, Illinois, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle High German mezzer ‘knife’, from Old High German mezzirahs, mezzisahs, a compound of maz ‘food, meat’ + sahs ‘knife, sword’. The Jewish name is from German Messer ‘knife’ or Yiddish meser.

Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch messer ‘cutler’, an agent derivative of meste ‘knife’.

German: occupational name for an official in charge of measuring the dues paid in kind by tenants, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mezzen ‘to measure’.

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

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Story Highlight

HISTORY OF EARLY CHICAGO MODERN CHICAGO AND ITS SETTLEMENT EARLY CHICAGO, AND THE NORTHWEST BY ALBERT D. HAGER page 842

LYMAN DUNKLEE , farmer, Section 16, Township 42, Range 9, was born in Windham County, Vt., in 1806, son of Eli and Betsey H. Dunklee . In 1828 he moved to Steuben County, N. Y. where he lived until 18 …

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