Anna Eliza Hegeman

4 October 1823–25 December 1883 (Age 60)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Anna Eliza

When Anna Eliza Hegeman was born on 4 October 1823, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Adrian Hegeman, was 50 and her mother, Eliza Balster, was 36. She married Major General William Starke Rosecrans on 24 August 1843, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1880 and Washington Township, Union, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 25 December 1883, in District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Major General William Starke Rosecrans
Anna Eliza Hegeman
Marriage: 24 August 1843
James Addison Rosecrans
Father Adrian Louis Rosecrans
Mary Louise Rosecrans
Lily Elizabeth Rosecrans
Anna Dolores "Anita" Rosecrans
Charlotte Rosecrans
Carl Frederick Rosecrans

Spouse and Children

24 August 1843
New York, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Adrian Hegeman


    Eliza Balster




    William Hegeman


    Adrian Hegeman



    Charlotte Hegeman


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1839 · Dueling Prohibited

Age 16

February 20, 1839, Congress prohibits dueling in Washington D.C. It is inspired by the incident where William Graves, a Kentucky Rep. is killed by Jonathan Cilley, a Maine Rep.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: habitational name for someone from a place called Hegge(n) or ter Hegge(n), derived from a word meaning ‘hedge’.2 Altered spelling of German Hegemann, a Westphalian topographic name for someone who lived in an enclosed (i.e. fenced) area, Middle High German hagen + man ‘man’.

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

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Story Highlight

Ann Eliza Hegeman Rosecrans

On Christmas 1883, Ann Eliza Hegeman Rosecrans died, probably of cancer.  She was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington. D. C. The General's friend Lt. Col. Julius Garesché is buried nearby. S …

Sources (3)

  • Anna E Rosecrans in household of Claudian Ryan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Anna E Rosecranch in household of Wm S Rosecranch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann Rosecrans in household of William Rosecrans, "United States Census, 1870"

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