Gabriel Houck

1 September 1858–1935
New York, United States

The Life of Gabriel

When Gabriel Houck was born on 1 September 1858, in New York, United States, his father, Philip Jacob Houck, was 36 and his mother, Caroline Hagedorn, was 28. He married Ida Elizabeth Nichols on 1 December 1879. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Boston, Boston, Erie, New York, United States in 1875 and Woodstock Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States for about 50 years. In 1880, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as michigan farmer. He was buried in Addison, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gabriel Houck
Ida Elizabeth Nichols
Marriage: 1 December 1879
Elsie Houck
Alice Ann Houck
Glen Philip Houck

Spouse and Children


    Ida Elizabeth Nichols


1 December 1879


Parents and Siblings

    Philip Jacob Houck


    Caroline Hagedorn




    Elizabeth Houck


    Phillip J Houck


    Henry Houck


    Angeline Houck



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 5

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

Dutch, Frisian, and North German:1. nickname from Middle Dutch houck, a marine fish, or from Middle Dutch hoec, houck ‘buck’. 2. variant of Hoek .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gabriel Hank in household of Philip Hank, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Gabriel Houk in household of Philip Houk, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Gabrel Hauck in household of Philip Hauck, "New York State Census, 1875"

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