John Mendenhall

7 September 1839–19 June 1899 (Age 59)
Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life of John

When John Mendenhall was born on 7 September 1839, in Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, William T Mendenhall, was 21 and his mother, Susan Caswell, was 21. He married Emily Gerard on 20 February 1862, in Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1888. He died on 19 June 1899, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Grant, Oklahoma Territory, United States.

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John Mendenhall
Emily Gerard
Marriage: 20 February 1862
John Andrew Mendenhall
Twins Mendenhall
Alice M Mendenhall
Theodore Mendenhall
Adelbert G Mendenhall
Ethel A Mendenhall
Lewis O Mendenhall
(2- Children) Mendenhall
Mable Alice Mendenhall
Stephen Lonnie Mendenhall
Ethel Adeline Mendenhall

Spouse and Children

20 February 1862
Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States



    Alice M Mendenhall


    Theodore Mendenhall


    Adelbert G Mendenhall


    Ethel A Mendenhall


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World Events (8)


Age 7

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

Age 7

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 18

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Mildenhall, in Suffolk and Wiltshire. The place in Suffolk may have been named in Old English as ‘middle nook of land’, from middel + halh, or it may be of the same origin as the Wiltshire place name, ‘Milda's nook of land’, from an unattested Old English personal name + halh. The spelling Mendenhall does not appear in English sources, and this may be a U.S. variant.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Mendenhall in household of William Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Mendenall in household of Wm Mendenall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1880"

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