Amelia Ast

28 February 1862–10 June 1945 (Age 83)
Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Amelia

When Amelia Ast was born on 28 February 1862, in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States, her father, John Ast, was 37 and her mother, Anna Maria Metzger, was 35. She married Charles Edward Ogden on 28 February 1901, in Bloomfield Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States. She lived in South Fork Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 10 June 1945, at the age of 83, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Edward Ogden
Amelia Ast
Marriage: 28 February 1901

Spouse and Children

28 February 1901
Bloomfield Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Ast


    Anna Maria Metzger





    Mary Ast


    Elizabeth Ast


    Abraham Ast



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 5

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 22

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German ast ‘knot (in wood)’, ‘branch’, hence a nickname for a tough or awkward individual or a metonymic occupational name for a lumberjack.2 North German: occupational name, from Middle Low German arste ‘physician’, a variant of Arzt .3 Southern French: from Occitan ast ‘pike or lance’, probably an occupational name for a maker of these weapons.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amelia Ast in household of W G Gordon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amelia Ast in household of Mary Ast, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amelia Ast in household of John Ast, "United States Census, 1870"

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