Bertus L Lane

1831–1912 (Age 81)
Camden, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Bertus L

When Bertus L Lane was born in 1831, in Camden, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, his father, Levi Leonard Lane, was 30 and his mother, Polly Mary Benedict, was 23. He married Hannah Elizabeth Sebring on 15 August 1858. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cambria, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1850. He died in 1912, at the age of 81.

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Bertus L Lane
Hannah Elizabeth Sebring
Marriage: 15 August 1858
Mary Louise Lane
Charles Levi Lane
Alice Ella Lane
Bertus Leonard Lane

Spouse and Children


    Hannah Elizabeth Sebring


15 August 1858


    Mary Louise Lane


    Charles Levi Lane


    Alice Ella Lane


    Bertus Leonard Lane


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 6

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 23

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a lane, Middle English, Old English lane, originally a narrow way between fences or hedges, later used to denote any narrow pathway, including one between houses in a town.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear’, or ‘javelin’.3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Burtis Lane in household of Levi Lane, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Burtis L Lane in entry for Bert L Lane, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Bestus Lane in entry for Charles Lane, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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