Zulema Russell

1853–12 February 1881 (Age 28)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Zulema

When Zulema Russell was born in 1853, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Russell, was 45 and her mother, Sara Coleman, was 38. She married Andrew Jackson Kiger on 9 May 1880, in Cass, Iowa, United States. She lived in Hamilton Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Cass Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 12 February 1881, in Lewis, Cass, Iowa, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Lewis, Cass, Iowa, United States.

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Andrew Jackson Kiger
Zulema Russell
Marriage: 9 May 1880

Spouse and Children

    Andrew Jackson Kiger



9 May 1880
Cass, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Sara Coleman




    John Coleman Russell


    Isabell Russell


    Samuel Miles Russell




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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 3

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 4

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.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 8

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.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lunna Kiger in household of Andrew J Kiger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Zalema Russell in household of William Russell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zulema Russell in household of Wm Russell, "United States Census, 1860"

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