Elmeda Messer

8 July 1815–22 November 1887 (Age 72)
Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 January 1834
New York, United States
children

(6)

    Betsy Bixby Dunklee

    Female1836–1840Female

    Charles Seymour Dunklee

    Male1838–1922Male

    Freeman Stanton Dunklee

    Male1840–1931Male

    Female1842–1913Female

    Unknown–1884

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Nelson Messer

    Male1803–1884Male

    Daniel Messer

    Male1805–1881Male

    Female1809–1880Female

    Thomas Messer

    Male1811–1892Male

    Male1813–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1818

Age 3

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 19

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

1 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.2 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’.3 English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who kept watch over harvested crops, Middle English, Older Scots mess(i)er, from Old French messier ( see Messier ).

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 …

Sources (3)

  • Almeda Tunkle in household of S, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elmida Dunkler in household of Lyman Dunkler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elmeda Dunklee in household of Lymar Dunklee, "United States Census, 1860"

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