Louisa Swearingen

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

The Life Summary 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
Louisa Swearingen
Marriage: 1 July 1866
Amanda Jane Stearns
Maggie L. Stearns
Loren Elmer Stearns
Udell Allen Stearns
James Stearns
Ella Stearns
Ellnora Stearns
Bert Claud Stearns
Nellie Faye Stearns

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1866Fremont, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    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.
    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

    Americanized form of Dutch Van Sweeringen: probably a habitational name for someone from one of two places in Germany named Schweringen, one in the Hanover region and the other near Bremen. Alternatively, an altered form of Swieringa . The surname (Van) Sweeringen is not found in the Netherlands. Compare Van Swearingen .History: A 17th-century law-enforcement officer by the name of Gerrit van Sweeringen is recorded at New Amstel on the Delaware River.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Van Swearingen

    Sources (10)

    • Louisa Starns in household of Lewis Starns, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Louiza Sterne in household of Louis Sterne, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Louisa Swearingen, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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