William Emaus

16 November 1878–1 July 1879
Polkton Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of William

When William Emaus was born on 16 November 1878, in Polkton Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Jacob J Emaus, was 58 and his mother, Fenna Frederika Vinkemulder, was 43. He died on 1 July 1879, in his hometown, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

Jacob J Emaus
1820–1902
Fenna Frederika Vinkemulder
1835–1929
Katherine Emaus
1854–1935
Jacob Amos
1856–1918
Grietje Margarette Emaus
1857–1949
Lucretia Amaus
1858–
Henry Emaus
1859–
Hendrika Henrietta Emaus
1862–1957
Jane Jennie Emaus
1866–1914
Wobanus Benjamin C Emaus
1867–1943
Geert Gerrit Emaus
1869–1947
Phillip Emaus
1870–1871
Fanny Emaus
1872–1957
William Emaus
1874–1875
William Emaus
1878–1879

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob J Emaus

    Male1820–1902Male

    Fenna Frederika Vinkemulder

    Female1835–1929Female

siblings

(13)

    Katherine Emaus

    Female1854–1935Female

    Jacob Amos

    Male1856–1918Male

    Female1857–1949Female

    Lucretia Amaus

    Female1858–Female

    Henry Emaus

    Male1859–Male

+8 More Children

World Events (1)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

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

English: of uncertain origin; from documentary evidence, there appears to be from a medieval English female personal name, Ismaine or Ismenia.

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

Sources (1)

  • William Amos, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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