John Michel Rostan

9 February 1822–18 November 1890 (Age 68)
Pinerolo, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

The Life Summary of John Michel

When John Michel Rostan was born on 9 February 1822, in Pinerolo, Turin, Piedmont, Italy, his father, Cyprien Barthelemy Rostan, was 38 and his mother, Susanne Tourn Boncoeur, was 31. He married Martha Avondett on 21 January 1847, in Prarostino, Turin, Piedmont, Italy. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 18 November 1890, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Michel Rostan
Martha Avondett
Marriage: 21 January 1847
Suzanne Rostan
Cyprien B Rostan
Cyrus Emile Rostan
Susann Catherine Hellena Rostan
Leah Cecelia Rostan
John Albert Rostan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1847Prarostino, Turin, Piedmont, Italy
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 8
    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.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Iver, Knut, Nels.Norwegian: habitational name from any of over ten farmsteads so named from the Old Norse personal name Hróarr (see Rogstad ) + stathir ‘farmstead, dwelling’. This surname is also found in Sweden.Norwegian (Røstad): variant of Rustad .

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

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    Story Highlight


    John Michel Rostan was born on 8 February 1922 in Pinerolo, Torino,Piedmont, Italy to Cyprien Barthelemy and Suzanne Tourn-Boncoeur Rostan. He was the fourth of seven children, five girls and twoboys …

    Sources (11)

    • John Rostan, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Rostan in entry for ...E. Rostan, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • John Rostan in entry for John A Rostan and Ida B Brown Kay, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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