Thaddeus Warsaw Van Pelt

6 June 1864–3 August 1943 (Age 79)
Salem Center, Steuben, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thaddeus Warsaw

When Thaddeus Warsaw Van Pelt was born on 6 June 1864, in Salem Center, Steuben, Indiana, United States, his father, David Wayne Van Pelt, was 30 and his mother, Susan Eveline Jackson, was 22. He married Minnie Eva "Maude" Butts on 4 February 1884, in Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salem Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 August 1943, in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Elkhart, Indiana, United States.

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Thaddeus Warsaw Van Pelt
Minnie Eva "Maude" Butts
Marriage: 4 February 1884
Mabel Bell Van Pelt
Lloyd Earl Van Pelt
Charles Mervin Van Pelt

Spouse and Children

4 February 1884
Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Wayne Van Pelt


    Susan Eveline Jackson




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thad W Van Pelt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thaddeus Van Pelt in household of David Van Pelt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thadeus W Van Pelt in household of Danel W Van Pelt, "United States Census, 1880"

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