Julius Erasmus Hilgard

Brief Life History of Julius Erasmus

When Julius Erasmus Hilgard was born on 7 January 1825, in Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, his father, Theodor Erasmus Hilgard, was 34 and his mother, Margareta Pauli, was 25. He married Catherine S Clements on 28 August 1848, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1836 and lived in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and Washington, District of Columbia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 May 1891, in District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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Julius Erasmus Hilgard
Catherine S Clements
Marriage: 28 August 1848
Frederick Eugene Hilgard
Laura Hilgard

Sources (11)

  • Julius E Hilgard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jules E Hilgard, „District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950“
  • Imlius Erasmus Hilgard, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"

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1839 · Dueling Prohibited

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Name Meaning

English (Somerset): variant of Hilliard .

French: derivative of the personal name Hilaire, French form of Hillary .

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

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