Elizabeth Margaret Berkey

14 March 1845–14 November 1900 (Age 55)
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Margaret

Elizabeth Margaret Berkey was born on 14 March 1845, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Samuel S Rhoads on 1 November 1866, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Adams Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Millville, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 14 November 1900, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel S Rhoads
Elizabeth Margaret Berkey
Marriage: 1 November 1866
Cecelia J Rhoads
Charles Melvin Rhoads
William H Rhoads
George Russell Rhoads
Thomas E Rhoads
Harriet C Rhoads
Robert James Rhoads

Spouse and Children

1 November 1866
Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 1

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

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 18

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürki, or an altered spelling of Berke ( see Berke 2).2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Hungarian Berki, a habitational name from a village called Berki, in Pest county, or a topographic name from berek ‘marsh with groves’.3 English: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Rhodes in household of Samuel Rhodes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Rodes in household of Samuel S Rodes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Rhods in household of Samuel Rhods, "United States Census, 1870"

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