Elizabeth Rakestraw

Ohio, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rakestraw was born in 1821, in Ohio, United States, her father, Jonathan Rakestraw, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Malsbury, was 27. She married John Willaim Baumgardner on 2 October 1856, in Auglaize, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Auglaize, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Duchouquet Township, Auglaize, Ohio, United States in 1870.

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John Willaim Baumgardner
Elizabeth Rakestraw
Marriage: 2 October 1856
Adam J. Baumgardner
John William Baumgardner Sr

Spouse and Children

    John Willaim Baumgardner



2 October 1856
Auglaize, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 15

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 39

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a scavenger, from Old English racian ‘to rake’ + strēaw ‘straw’.2 Americanized spelling of German Rockstroh .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Bumgardner in household of John Bumgardner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Bamgardner in household of John Bamgardner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Rakestraw, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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