Catherine Ann Striker

Female1 June 1847–9 December 1877

Brief Life History of Catherine Ann

When Catherine Ann Striker was born on 1 June 1847, in Lyndon Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, her father, James Striker, was 37 and her mother, Catharine L Wade, was 37. She married Samuel N Brower on 22 January 1866. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 9 December 1877, in Hardin, Iowa, United States, at the age of 30.

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Samuel N Brower
Catherine Ann Striker
Marriage: 22 January 1866
Millicent Lorene Brower
Maude Abbie Brower

Sources (12)

  • Ann Striker in household of James Striker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cathrine A. Striker, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"
  • Catherine A. Stricker in entry for Samuel N. Brower, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1866
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Hardin, Iowa, United States

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 7

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 10

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex): occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English striker, probably in most instances a derivative of Middle English striken ‘to stroke, rub, make (something) smooth, spread (something) evenly’. The exact sense of the surname cannot be determined without defining contexts, but it was probably synonymous with the etymologically related Straker and Stroker , and could therefore have denoted a waxer or polisher of goods made of leather, metal, wood, etc., or perhaps a sharpener of knives (honing blades with a whetstone), or else a public official who would measure (or strike off) a standard quantity of corn for sale by using a flat stick called a strike to make the corn level. In some cases the name could alternatively be a derivative of Middle English striken ‘to strike or hammer (metal)’, used for a smith, perhaps, or a minter of coins, but striker is not a recorded term for either occupation. This surname is rare in Britain.

    Variant of Stryker , a surname of Dutch origin.

    Americanized form of German Streicher .

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

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