Louisa Swearingen

5 June 1851–16 May 1916 (Age 64)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Swearingen was born on 5 June 1851, in Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Swearingen, was 35 and her mother, Margaret Ann Kimmel, was 31. She married Lewis H Stearns on 1 July 1866, in Fremont, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Sharon, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Mount Vernon Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 May 1916, in Mount Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis H Stearns
1842–1892
Louisa Swearingen
1851–1916
Marriage: 1 July 1866
Amanda Jane Stearns
1867–1921
Maggie L. Stearns
1870–1919
Loren Elmer Stearns
1876–1925
Udell Allen Stearns
1878–1961
James Stearns
1879–
Ella Stearns
1880–1882
Ellnora Stearns
1883–1892
Bert Claud Stearns
1884–1941
Nellie Faye Stearns
1887–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 July 1866
Fremont, Iowa, United States
children

(9)

    Amanda Jane Stearns

    Female1867–1921Female

    Maggie L. Stearns

    Female1870–1919Female

    Loren Elmer Stearns

    Male1876–1925Male

    Male1878–1961Male

    James Stearns

    Male1879–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

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.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 19

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Dutch: altered form of a habitational name, almost certainly from one of two places in Germany named Schweringen: one in the Hannover region and the other near Bremen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louisa Starns in household of Lewis Starns, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louiza Sterne in household of Louis Sterne, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Louisa Swearingen in household of Thos Swearingen, "United States Census, 1860"

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