Joseph Land

Male14 August 1848–14 October 1911

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Land was born on 14 August 1848, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, his father, Jackson Land, was 30 and his mother, Lois Harryman, was 32. He married Martha Berta Crooks on 10 June 1866, in Argyle, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Adams, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Farmers Valley Township, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 14 October 1911, in Marquette, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Land
Martha Berta Crooks
Marriage: 10 June 1866
Charles Bert Land
Child Land
Mary Land
Sarah E Land
James Elmer Land
Ida M Land
Lois L Land
Myrtle Iovina Land
William Edgar Land

Sources (18)

  • Joseph Sand in household of Jackson Sand, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Land, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Joseph Land, "Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, Burial Records, 1861-1948"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 June 1866Argyle, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 8

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, and Dutch: topographic name from Old English, Middle Dutch land, Middle High German lant ‘land, territory’. This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.

    English: topographic name from Middle English launde ‘glade’ (Old French land), or a habitational name from a place called with this word, such as Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in Yorkshire.

    Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land, territory’ (see 1 above).

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

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