Elijah Funk Sheets

Brief Life History of Elijah Funk

When Elijah Funk Sheets was born on 22 March 1821, in Charlestown Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frederick Sheets, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Page, was 34. He married Margaret Hutchinson on 16 January 1846, in At Sea. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 3 July 1904, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Elijah Funk Sheets
Emma Spencer
Marriage: 7 December 1861
Jedediah Spencer Sheets
Emma Spencer Sheets
William Spencer Sheets
Heber Spencer Sheets
Elijah Spencer Sheets
Edwin Spencer Sheets
Blanche Spencer Sheets
Eliza Spencer Sheets
Bertha Spencer Sheets
Ray Spencer Sheets

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  • Elijah Sheets, "United States Census, 1860"
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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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

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.


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

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schütz (see Schutz ).

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

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Biography of Elijah Funk Sheets - I - Pennsylvania and Illinois Years

Chapter 1 from a Biography of Elijah Funk Sheets by Richard Hyatt Davis, 1987. I. PENNSYLVANIA AND ILLINOIS YEARS Early life in Pennsylvania Elijah Funk Sheets was born on 22 March 1821 at Charle …

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