John Golden

1831–25 March 1885 (Age 54)
Baden, Germany

The Life Summary of John

John Golden was born in 1831, in Baden, Germany. He had at least 1 son with Mary Wherhle. He lived in Perry, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 25 March 1885, in Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Golden
1831–1885
Mary Wherhle
1828–1901
Andrew Golden
1853–1929

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(1)

World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War
Age 1
"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1846
Age 15
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with golden hair, from Middle English gelden, golden (from Old English gylden).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Ualghairg ( see McGoldrick ).

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

Possible Related Names

McGoldrick
Gauldin
Goulden
Gouldin

Sources (6)

  • John Golden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John J Golden, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Goldon, "United States Census, 1860"

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