William Obadiah Schreckengast

6 May 1813–6 June 1900 (Age 87)
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Obadiah

When William Obadiah Schreckengast was born on 6 May 1813, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Georg Bernhard Schreckengast, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Maria, was 26. He married Anna Beary on 24 March 1839, in Clark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Van Buren Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 6 June 1900, in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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William Obadiah Schreckengast
Anna Beary
Marriage: 24 March 1839
Joseph Schreckengost
William Schreckengost Jr.
Anthony Schreckengost

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 6
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 7
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
Age 33
Iowa is the 29th state.

Name Meaning

Altered form of German Schreckengast, a nickname from Middle High German schreck (imperative of schrecken ‘to frighten’) + den gast ‘the guest’, presumably a nickname for an unfriendly innkeeper.

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

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Sources (13)

  • William Schreckengost, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm Schreckengosh in entry for Joseph Schreckengosh, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • William Schreckengast, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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