Julia Ann or Julia Jemima Gerber

22 August 1845–26 March 1864 (Age 18)
Gravois Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Julia Ann or Julia Jemima

When Julia Ann or Julia Jemima Gerber was born on 22 August 1845, in Gravois Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, Johannes Gerber, was 48 and her mother, Anna Maria (Mary) Ackeret, was 21. She married Ira Norton Jacob on 5 January 1863. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 26 March 1864, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Norton Jacob
1840–1906
Julia Ann or Julia Jemima Gerber
1845–1864
Marriage: 5 January 1863
Ira Julian Jacob
1864–1864

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1863
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +4 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846
    Age 1
    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
    1860
    Age 15
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, from Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Garber
    Gerwe
    Garb

    Story Highlight

    The story behind the painting of Julia

    When I was a boy in Midway, I used to climb the hill to the west of The Homestead to visit a small group of graves which included Julia’s and her infant son Ira’s. They were very isolated then, locat …

    Sources (8)

    • Julia A Garber in household of Jno S Fullmer, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jemina Gerber in household of John Gerber, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Julia Ann Gerber, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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