Christena Ettleman

6 May 1822–5 July 1912 (Age 90)
Stark, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Christena

When Christena Ettleman was born on 6 May 1822, in Stark, Ohio, United States, her father, Philip Ettleman, was 31 and her mother, Catherine Clapper, was 25. She married John Houston Sr on 15 October 1840, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Greene, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 5 July 1912, in Thurman, Fremont, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Thurman Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Houston Sr
Christena Ettleman
Marriage: 15 October 1840
Catherine Houston
William Huston
Lucy Ann Huston
Mary Huston
Wilson Shannon Huston
Lucy Ann Huston
John Huston Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1840Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
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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.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Simplified form of Latin Christiana, feminine form of Christianus ( see Christian ), or a Latinized form of Middle English Christin ‘Christian’ (Old English christen, from Latin).

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    *Christena Ettlemen: Pioneer

    Notes: Christena crossed the Plains in a handcart , and buried her husband John along the trail. She moved to Brigham Clity where she resided in the Old Fort. Brigham City was or …

    Sources (24)

    • Christena Hurton in household of David L Forney, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • Christiana Ettleman, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Christina Ettleman in entry for Epharin Forney, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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