Melvern R. Ackerman

1858–11 April 1866 (Age 8)
Brownville, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Melvern R.

When Melvern R. Ackerman was born in 1858, in Brownville, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Edwin R Ackerman, was 30 and his mother, Lucinda Baldwin, was 29. He lived in Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 11 April 1866, in Eastmanville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 8.

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Edwin R Ackerman
Lucinda Baldwin
Emma J. Ackerman
Alice Ackerman
Melvern R. Ackerman
Dyer E. Ackerman
Edwin Dyer Ackerman
Frederick V Ackerman

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World Events (4)

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.
Age 7
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘plowman’; a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century. Later, it probably absorbed some cases of the cognate German and Swedish names, Ackermann and Åkerman respectively.2 English: from a medieval term denoting feudal status, Middle English akerman (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an ackerman was a bond tenant of a manor holding half a virgate of arable land, for which he paid by serving as a plowman. The term was also used generically to denote a plowman or husbandman.3 Variant of German and Jewish Ackermann .

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

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  • Melvin Ackermans in household of Edwin Ackermans, "United States Census, 1860"

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