Caleb Schurman

8 December 1829–15 September 1916 (Age 86)
Bedeque, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Life of Caleb

When Caleb Schurman was born on 8 December 1829, in Bedeque, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada, his father, William Schurman, was 36 and his mother, Mary Maxfield, was 31. He married Sarah Mary Creswell on 4 February 1862, in St. Eleanors, Summerside, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Benton Township, Atchison, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 September 1916, in Effingham, Atchison, Kansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States.

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Caleb Schurman
Sarah Mary Creswell
Marriage: 4 February 1862
Arthur Spencer Schurman
Alveretta Schurman
Ernest Percy Schurman
Frederick Robert Schurman

Spouse and Children

4 February 1862
St. Eleanors, Summerside, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 32

Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schürmann( see Schuermann ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caleb Schurman in household of A S Schurman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Calab Schurman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Caleb Schurman in household of Arthur S Schurman, "United States Census, 1910"

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