Elias Dietrich Bush

16 December 1834–2 November 1920 (Age 85)
Rockport, Lehigh Township, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elias Dietrich

When Elias Dietrich Bush was born on 16 December 1834, in Rockport, Lehigh Township, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Washington Bush, was 24 and his mother, Susan Detrick, was 30. He married Sarah Keithline on 10 April 1855, in Hanover, Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lancaster, Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 2 November 1920, in Shannon, Atchison, Kansas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lancaster, Atchison, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias Dietrich Bush
Sarah Keithline
Marriage: 10 April 1855
William Henry Bush
Samuel Keithline Bush
Andrew Anson Bush
Charles Freeman Bush
Mary Minerva Bush

Spouse and Children

10 April 1855
Hanover, Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Bush





    Mary M Bush


    Morris Bush



    Theodore Bush


    Emily Bush


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 12

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

Age 27

Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a bushy area or thicket, from Middle English bush(e) ‘bush’ (probably from Old Norse buskr, or an unrecorded Old English busc); alternatively, it may derive from Old Norse Buski used as a personal name.2 Americanized spelling of German Busch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elias D Bush, "United States Census, 1870"
  • E D Bush, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elias Bush, "United States Census, 1860"

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