Damaris Teter

14 October 1850–26 June 1870 (Age 19)
Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Damaris

When Damaris Teter was born on 14 October 1850, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, Amos Teter, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Ann Crozier, was 18. He lived in Polk Township, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 26 June 1870, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Teter Cemetery, Otley, Marion, Iowa, United States.

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Amos Teter
Sarah Ann Crozier
Damaris Teter
Mary E. Teter
Allison Teter
George Melvin Teter
Martha Viola Teeter
Alice Dale Teter
Charles Albert Delano Teter
Sarah Angelica Teter
Emma Jane Teter

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World Events (5)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 7

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 13

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

Age 13

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

Altered spelling of German Deter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Damases Teter in household of Amos Teter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Demarus Teter in household of Amos Teter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Demaris Teter, "Find A Grave Index"

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