Rebecca Foster

28 September 1821–31 January 1879 (Age 57)
Seneca, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Foster was born on 28 September 1821, in Seneca, Ohio, United States, her father, Christian Foster, was 26 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Groves, was 20. She married William Stahl on 25 March 1841, in Seneca, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 January 1879, in Seneca, Ohio, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Jackson Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Stahl
Rebecca Foster
Marriage: 25 March 1841
Leah Stahl
Nancy Stahl
Christian Stahl
Simon P. Stahl
Child Stahl
William A Stahl
Isaiah Stahl
Malinda Stahl
Mary E. Stahl
Emanuel Stahl
Cornelius A Stahl
Child Stahl

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1841Seneca, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 11
    Jackson Township was founded 4 December 1832.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Rebecca Hall in household of William Hall, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Rebecca Fostor, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Rebeca Foster in entry for Christian Stahl, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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