Conrad May

21 July 1831–8 August 1893 (Age 62)
Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Conrad

Conrad May was born on 21 July 1831, in Hanover, Prussia, Germany. He married Eva Ries in 1860, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tyrone Township, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 August 1893, in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Le Sueur, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Conrad May
1831–1893
Eva Ries
1833–
Marriage: 1860
Barbara May
1862–
Mary Theresa May
1863–
Eva May
1865–
John J May
1866–1901
Elizabeth May
1869–
Peter Paul May Sr
1872–1952
Margaret Eva May
1874–1942

Spouse and Children

    Male1831–1893Male

    Eva Ries

    Female1833–Female

MARRIAGE
1860
Minnesota, United States
children

(7)

    Barbara May

    Female1862–Female

    Mary Theresa May

    Female1863–Female

    Eva May

    Female1865–Female

    John J May

    Male1866–1901Male

    Elizabeth May

    Female1869–Female

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 21

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Danish, Dutch, and German: from a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ) or any of its many cognates, for example Norman French Maheu.2 English, French, Dutch, and German: from a nickname or personal name taken from the month of May (Middle English, Old French mai, Middle High German meie, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a minor Roman goddess of fertility). This name was sometimes bestowed on someone born or baptized in the month of May; it was also used to refer to someone of a sunny disposition, or who had some anecdotal connection with the month of May, such as owing a feudal obligation then.3 English: nickname from Middle English may ‘young man or woman’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Conrad May, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Conrad May, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
  • Conrad May, "United States Census, 1880"

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