Jacob Stevig

November 1848–8 August 1898 (Age 49)
Lorraine, France

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Stevig was born in November 1848, in Lorraine, France, his father, Christian Stibig, was 42 and his mother, Barbara Maurer, was 38. He married Elizabeth Christner on 19 March 1877. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Roscoe Township, Davis, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Almota, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1900. He died on 8 August 1898, in Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Wilcox, Whitman, Washington, United States.

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Jacob Stevig
Elizabeth Christner
Marriage: 19 March 1877
John Carl Stevig
Nancy Stevig

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Christner


19 March 1877



    Nancy Stevig


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World Events (8)

1852 · The Second Empire

Age 4

During the second empire Emperor Napoleon III reigned. The country experienced economic growth and gained favorable foreign policies.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 9

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 15

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

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Stavik, from Old Norse stafr ‘staff’, ‘pole’ ( see Stava ) + vik ‘bay’, ‘inlet’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Stevick, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jacob ? Stevig, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J Stevig in entry for Stevig and Unknown, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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