William Gundrum

Brief Life History of William

When William Gundrum was born on 15 April 1838, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Gundrum, was 37 and his mother, Mary Polly Gottschall, was 43. He married Sabra Stephens on 11 July 1859, in Daviess, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Van Buren Township, Pulaski, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 25 September 1909, in Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Cline Cemetery, Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gundrum
1838–1909
Sabra Stephens
1841–1921
Marriage: 11 July 1859
Schuyler Frank Gundrum
1860–1937
Hiram V Gundrum
1863–1885
Samuel R. Gundrum
1866–1936
Luella Gundrum
1870–
William Wesley Gundrum
1874–1928
Edward Daniel Gundrum
1878–1949
Belle Lillian Gundrum
1882–1960

Sources (31)

  • William, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Gundrum, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • William Gundrum, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1839

Historical Boundaries 1839: Pulaski, Indiana, United States

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

1863

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

Name Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gundram composed ofthe elements gund ‘battle’ + hramn, hrafn,hraban ‘raven’.

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

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