Jane Andersen

23 February 1823–1847 (Age 23)
Erie, New York, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Andersen was born on 23 February 1823, in Erie, New York, United States, her father, Henry James Anderson, was 23 and her mother, Elisabeth Michel, was 21. She married Lester Russell in 1843, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1847, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Lester Russell
Jane Andersen
Marriage: 1843
Valoran Russell
Ada Russell
Valasco Russell

Spouse and Children

Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry James Anderson


    Elisabeth Michel




World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

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.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Birth-Death record
  • Early Settlers of New York State, Their Ancestors and Descendants, Extracts from Vol. 2, No. 6 (Dec 1935)
  • Citations Simplified - RecordSeek

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