Martin Ament

1846–1865 (Age 18)
Big Rock, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martin

When Martin Ament was born on 26 August 1846, in Big Rock, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Justice E Ament Sr, was 38 and his mother, Susan Ann Berry, was 34. He lived in Big Rock Township, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died about 1865, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

Justice E Ament Sr
Susan Ann Berry
John Viele Ament
William Tecumseh Ament
Calista Ann Ament
Hester Jane Ament
Eveline Amelia Ament
Mary Susan Ament
Martin Ament
Justice E Ament Jr
Oscar Nelson Ament

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1829–1862Male

  • Male1831–1900Male

  • Calista Ann Ament


  • Hester Jane Ament


  • Eveline Amelia Ament


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World Events (6)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 10

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old French personal name Amand, Amant (from Latin Amandus meaning ‘loveable’).2 German: variant spelling of Amend .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Martin Ament in household of J E Ament, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin N Ament in household of Justus E Ament, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martin Ament - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Martin M Ament

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