Eliza Jane Van Leuven

25 August 1845–5 March 1930 (Age 84)
Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Van Leuven was born on 25 August 1845, in Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States, her father, Ransom Van Leuven, was 34 and her mother, Lucinda Wiswell Harvey, was 32. She married John Elwin Merrill on 17 April 1862, in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Hatch Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880 and Garfield, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 5 March 1930, in Tropic, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Tropic Cemetery, Tropic, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Elwin Merrill
Eliza Jane Van Leuven
Marriage: 17 April 1862
Mary Eliza Merrill
John Elwin Merrill Junior
Lucinda Jane Merrill
Edna Josephine Merrill
Christina Merrill
Margaret Ann Merrill
Hosea Merrell
Minerva Merrill
Elizabeth Merrill
Frances Eliza Merrill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1862Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 23
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Little Town Called Tropic

    Written by Nancy Smith in 2019 Tropic, Utah is a nice little town located in Garfield County at the base of Bryce Canyon National Park. Here is my story as it relates to our ancestor who was one of t …

    Sources (34)

    • Eliza J Merrell in household of John Merrell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Eliza Jane Vauline in entry for Mary Eliza Willis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Eliza J Merrills, "United States Census, 1910"

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