Andrew Jackson Wilder

6 April 1848–19 January 1927 (Age 78)
Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson Wilder was born on 6 April 1848, in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, his father, Truman Haris WILDER, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Myers, was 24. He married Sarah Ellen Strickler on 3 February 1877. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Melrose, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Center Township, Emmet, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 19 January 1927, in Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States.

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Andrew Jackson Wilder
Sarah Ellen Strickler
Marriage: 3 February 1877
Vernie Belle Wilder
Jessie Mabel Wilder
Clyde Truman Wilder
Clarence David Wilder

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3 February 1877


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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.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wild .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew J Wilder in household of Freeman H Wilder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Andreas I Milder in household of Truman H Milder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Andrew Wilder, "United States Census, 1920"

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