Caroline Borst

16 February 1841–13 May 1883 (Age 42)
Schoharie, New York, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Borst was born on 16 February 1841, in Schoharie, New York, United States, her father, Peter I Borst, was 63 and her mother, Elnora Fergeson, was 57. She married John D Lawyer about 1862, in Schoharie, Schoharie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Schoharie, Schoharie, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 13 May 1883, in Schoharie, New York, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Schoharie, Schoharie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John D Lawyer
1832–1902
Caroline Borst
1841–1883
Marriage: about 1862
Nancy R Lawyer
1861–
Mary Ann Lawyer
1862–1932
Carrie Lawyer
1870–
Hattie Lawyer
1872–1915
John W Lawyer
1873–
Edith Lawyer
1878–1960
Maud L LAWYER
1879–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1862
Schoharie, Schoharie, New York, United States
children

(7)

    Nancy R Lawyer

    Female1861–Female

    Mary Ann Lawyer

    Female1862–1932Female

    Carrie Lawyer

    Female1870–Female

    Female1872–1915Female

    John W Lawyer

    Male1873–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peter I Borst

    Male1777–1884Male

    Elnora Fergeson

    Female1784–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 22

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

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Börst): from Middle High German borst(e) ‘bristle’, ‘brush’, hence a nickname for someone with a prickly temperament.2 Dutch: short form of de Borst, a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the chest, from Middle Dutch borst ‘chest’, ‘breast’. Alternatively it may be a short form of van der Borst, a habitational name for someone from Burst in East Flanders (Belgium), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a fortification, Middle Dutch burcht.

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

Sources (3)

  • Caroline Lawyer in household of John D Lawyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Caroline Lawyer in household of John D Lawyer, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Caroline Lawyer in household of John D Lawyer, "United States Census, 1870"

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