Gates John

1818–10 July 1896 (Age 78)
Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Gates

When Gates John was born in 1818, in Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph John, was 28 and his mother, Abagail Wagenseller, was 23. He married Anna Maria Vanderveer in 1841, in Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 10 July 1896, at the age of 78, and was buried in Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gates John
1818–1896
Anna Maria Vanderveer
1817–1907
Marriage: 1841
Anna Adelia John
1840–1850
Emmaret B John
1842–1881
Ervin John
1846–1852
Walter John
1846–
J. Howard John
1850–1898
Irvin John
1852–
Park John
1852–1920
Jason John
1853–1923
J Warren John
1855–1935
Willie Frank John
1857–1919
Harrington John
1861–

Spouse and Children

    Male1818–1896Male

    Anna Maria Vanderveer

    Female1817–1907Female

MARRIAGE
1841
Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(11)

    Anna Adelia John

    Female1840–1850Female

    Emmaret B John

    Female1842–1881Female

    Ervin John

    Male1846–1852Male

    Walter John

    Male1846–Male

    J. Howard John

    Male1850–1898Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1846

Age 28

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, German, etc.: ultimately from the Hebrew personal name yōḥānān ‘Jehovah has favored (me with a son)’ or ‘may Jehovah favor (this child)’.This personal name was adopted into Latin (via Greek) as Johannes, and has enjoyed enormous popularity in Europe throughout the Christian era, being given in honor of St. John the Baptist, precursor of Christ, and of St. John the Evangelist, author of the fourth gospel, as well as others of the nearly one thousand other Christian saints of the name. Some of the principal forms of the personal name in other European languages are Welsh Ieuan, Evan, Siôn, and Ioan; Scottish Ia(i)n; Irish Séan; German Johann, Johannes, Hans; Dutch Jan; French Jean; Italian Giovanni, Gianni, Ianni; Spanish Juan; Portuguese João; Greek Iōannēs (vernacular Yannis); Czech Jan; Russian Ivan. Polish has surnames both from the western Slavic form Jan and from the eastern Slavic form Iwan. There were a number of different forms of the name in Middle English, including Jan(e), a male name ( see Jane ); Jen ( see Jenkin ); Jon(e) ( see Jones ); and Han(n) ( see Hann ). There were also various Middle English feminine versions of this name (e.g. Joan, Jehan), and some of these were indistinguishable from masculine forms. The distinction on grounds of gender between John and Joan was not firmly established in English until the 17th century. It was even later that Jean and Jane were specialized as specifically feminine names in English; bearers of these surnames and their derivatives are more likely to derive them from a male ancestor than a female. As a surname in the British Isles, John is particularly frequent in Wales, where it is a late formation representing Welsh Siôn rather than the older form Ieuan (which gave rise to the surname Evan ). As an American family name this form has absorbed various cognates from continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gates John, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Gates John, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Gates John, "United States Census, 1880"

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