Elisabeth Steckel

Brief Life History of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Steckel was born on 14 December 1817, in Whitehall Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Peter Steckel, was 32 and her mother, Elisabeth Biery, was 26. She married Tilghman Hartman on 14 January 1838, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Amber, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 9 August 1900, in Wayne Township, Jones, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Tilghman Hartman
Elisabeth Steckel
Marriage: 14 January 1838
William H. Hartman
Catherine E Hartman
Peter Jacob Hartman
Henry E. Hartman

Sources (14)

  • Elizabeth Hartman in household of Tilghman Hartman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisabeth Steckel, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Elizabeth Hartman, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1837: Jones, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Jones, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Jones, Iowa, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

North German: nickname from Middle Low German stekel ‘easily affronted’.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German steckel and Yiddish shtekl ‘little stick’, hence perhaps a nickname for a thin person.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Stöckel ‘outhouse’.

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

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