Henry Dockstader

13 February 1836–25 September 1905 (Age 69)
Caughnawaga, Montgomery, New York, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Dockstader was born on 13 February 1836, in Caughnawaga, Montgomery, New York, United States, his father, William H Dockstader, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ann Carncross, was 24. He married Elizabeth Bucher on 29 December 1858, in Jones, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Cass Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1901. He died on 25 September 1905, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Dockstader
Elizabeth Bucher
Marriage: 29 December 1858
Alice V. Dockstader
Mary B Dockstader
Blanch Elizabeth Dockstader
Russell Rice Dockstader
Joseph Eli Dockstader
Samuel A Dockstader
Louis Henry Dockstader

Spouse and Children

29 December 1858
Jones, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated

Age 14

Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a landing, from Middle German docke ‘dock’ + stade ‘embankment’, ‘shore’, + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. In some cases, it may have been an occupational name for a docker, since stade also denoted a granary or warehouse.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Dockstader in household of William Dockstader, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Dockstader, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Dockstader, "United States Census, 1870"

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