Sophia Dorthea Eichstadt

21 August 1825–8 December 1902 (Age 77)
Pomerania, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Sophia Dorthea

Sophia Dorthea Eichstadt was born on 21 August 1825, in Pomerania, Prussia, Germany. She married John S Ehrke about 1853, in Pomerania, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Massillon, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Spring Rock Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 8 December 1902, in Lowden, Cedar, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lowden Cemetery, Lowden, Cedar, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John S Ehrke
1825–1896
Sophia Dorthea Eichstadt
1825–1902
Marriage: about 1853
Auguste C. Ehrke
1856–
Max Ehrke
1866–1890
Frederick Ferdinand Ehrke
1859–1924
Marea Ehrke
1862–1940
Louisa A. Ehrke
1864–1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1853
Pomerania, Prussia, Germany
children

(5)

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1846

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Eichstädt ( see Eichstaedt ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dora Ehrke in household of Marea Sheerer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora Ehrke in household of John Ehrke, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sophia Eictostadt in entry for Andrew J. Lynch and Augusta C. Arlington, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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