Christina Elizabeth Holder

1810–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Christina Elizabeth

When Christina Elizabeth Holder was born in 1810, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Heinrich Holder, was 30 and her mother, Maria Magdalena Leinbach, was 32.

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Heinrich Holder
1780–
Maria Magdalena Leinbach
1778–1858
Benjamin Holder
1806–1882
David Holder
1808–1860
Christina Elizabeth Holder
1810–
Maria Catharina Holder
1813–
Nancy Holder
1819–1898
Sarah Holder
1820–
Elizabeth Holder
1821–

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 20

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elder tree, Middle High German holder, or from a house named for its sign of an elder tree. In same areas, for example Alsace, the elder tree was believed to be the protector of a house.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Holder ‘elder tree’.3 English (chiefly western counties): occupational name for a tender of animals, from an agent derivative of Middle English hold(en) ‘to guard or keep’ (Old English h(e)aldan). It is possible that this word was also used in the wider sense of a holder of land within the feudal system. Compare Helder .

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

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