Martha Ellen VanSkike

FemaleSeptember 1830–8 December 1908

Brief Life History of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen VanSkike was born in September 1830, in Warren, Ohio, United States, her father, Samuel L VanSkike, was 31 and her mother, Nancy A. Trotter, was 23. She married James Hoagland Quick on 16 February 1854, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Clay Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Flat Rock Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 December 1908, at the age of 78, and was buried in Clifford, Flat Rock Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Hoagland Quick
Martha Ellen VanSkike
Marriage: 16 February 1854
George Washington Quick
Evan Snead Quick
William White Quick
Lillian I Quick

Sources (8)

  • Martha Quick in household of James H Quick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Ellen Vanderhogche, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Martha Ellen Vanskike Quick, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1854Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 11

    Historical Information 1841: Bartholomew, Indiana, United States


    Age 23

    Historical Boundaries: 1853: Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Van Schaick .

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

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