Thadeus Wilderman

Freeburg Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thadeus

When Thadeus Wilderman was born in 1861, in Freeburg Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, his father, George Washington Wilderman, was 44 and his mother, Isabella M. Hill, was 32.

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George Washington Wilderman
Isabella M. Hill
William Hamilton Wilderman
Orren V Wilderman
Frank T. Wilderman
Vetell Wilderman
Thadeus Wilderman
George T Wilderman

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World Events (3)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 0

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wild .2 Respelling of German Wildermann, an elaborated form of Wild , with the addition of Middle High German man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Thaddaeus Wildermann in household of Isabella Wildermann, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thadeus Wilderman in household of George Wilderman, "United States Census, 1870"

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