Elizabeth Orwig

1821–1896 (Age 75)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Orwig was born in 1821, in Illinois, United States, her father, John A. Orwig Sr., was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Baughman, was 38. She married Daniel Baughman on 6 February 1845, in Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 18 April 1896, in Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75.

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Daniel Baughman
Elizabeth Orwig
Marriage: 6 February 1845
Alzina Baughman

Spouse and Children

6 February 1845
Fulton, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Baughman




    David Orwig


    John Wesley Orwig Jr.


    Eliza Orwig



    Sarah Orwig


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 11

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

Germanized form of Norwegian Orvik .

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

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