Arvilla Jane Burch

1857–1943 (Age 86)
Fayette, Iowa, United States

The Life of Arvilla Jane

When Arvilla Jane Burch was born on 20 October 1857, in Fayette, Iowa, United States, her father, Lewis M. Burch, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Johnson, was 30. She married Amanuel James Anders on 17 October 1883, in Fayette, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Jefferson Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States for about 50 years. She died on 14 November 1943, in Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arvilla Jane Burch
Amanuel James Anders
Marriage: 17 October 1883
Alice J Anders
Aria Anders
Mary C Anders

Spouse & Children

  • Female1857–1943Female

  • Amanuel James Anders


17 October 1883
Fayette, Iowa, United States


  • Female1885–1951Female

  • Aria Anders


  • Mary C Anders


Parents & Siblings

  • Lewis M. Burch


  • Catherine Johnson




  • Joseph Burch


  • Female1857–1943Female

  • Male1859–1944Male

  • Mary Ellen Burch


  • Julia Ann Burch


World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Birch .2 North German: habitational name from any of several places called Burg, in northern Germany originally denoting a fortified town or a fortified residence within a town. The form reflects the north German pronunciation of Burg.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Arbella J Anders, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Arvilla J Anders in household of Amanuel J Anders, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Arvilla J Anders in household of Amanuel J Anders, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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