Henry Godfretz Rabel

2 August 1826–8 July 1885 (Age 58)
Hanover, Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life Summary of Henry Godfretz

When Henry Godfretz Rabel was born on 2 August 1826, in Hanover, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, his father, Godfutz Rabel, was 24 and his mother, Mrs Raible, was 21. He married Elizabeth Ann Holdaway on 8 October 1849, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1870. He died on 8 July 1885, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Henry Godfretz Rabel
Elizabeth Ann Holdaway
Marriage: 8 October 1849
Mary Melvina Rabel
Emma Rosalia Rabel
Isabel Alice Rabel
Frederick Henry Rabel
Timothy Daniel Rabel
Sheadrick Johnson Rabel
Hiram David Rabel

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  • Marriage
    8 October 1849Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 4
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated
    Age 24
    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Alphonse, Andree, Marie Carmel, Yanick.German (also Räbel): possibly a diminutive of Rabe .German (also Räbel): from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with rād, rāt ‘advice, counsel’.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Henry Rabel, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Henry Rable, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Henry Rabel, "United States Census, 1880"

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