Melissa Dearinger

Brief Life History of Melissa

When Melissa Dearinger was born on 9 January 1841, in Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph Eli Dearinger Sr, was 62 and her mother, Mary Holloway, was 61. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Brown Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States for about 30 years and Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 December 1919, at the age of 78, and was buried in Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States.

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Melissa Dearinger
Joseph William Derringer
Sarah M Daringer
Melvina J Daringer

Sources (8)

  • Mellisa Darringer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
  • Malissa Derringer in household of Joseph W Derringer, "United States Census, 1910"

World Events (8)


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1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Dieringer or Thüringer (see Thuringer ), or, alternatively, perhaps a shortened and altered form of Swiss German Därendinger, a variant of Derendinger, a habitational name for someone from Derendingen in the canton of Solothurn.

History: Bearers of the surname Dearinger trace their origin to Michael Dearinger and his brother(s), who were born in the middle of the 18th century in Westmoreland County, PA. Their original surname was probably Thüringer (their father was reportedly Johannes Thüringer from Zweibrücken in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, where the surname Dieringer is still found), but according to some other sources their ancestors were surnamed Därendinger and lived in Switzerland and/or Alsace, France (where the surname is still found in the form Derendinger).

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

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