Christian Riser

Brief Life History of Christian

When Christian Riser was born on 22 March 1819, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, his father, Jacob Riser, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Burkmeyer, was 19. He married Elizabeth Ford on 22 December 1840, in Caldwell, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Catahoula, Louisiana, United States in 1850 and Winn, Louisiana, United States in 1860. He died on 6 May 1862, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Winn, Louisiana, United States.

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Christian Riser
Elizabeth Ford
Marriage: 22 December 1840
George Washington Riser
Mary A Riser
Thomas Jefferson Riser
Henry M. Riser
Martha Jane Riser
Lydia A Riser
Madison "Matt" Riser
Melissa L Riser

Sources (6)

  • Christian Rizer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Christian Riser - Published information: birth-name: Christian Riser
  • Christian Riser, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1820 · The Treaty of Doak's Stand 

The Treaty of Doak’s Stand was a treaty with the Choctaw which makes up the majority of Mississippi. It made it so the Choctaw had to give up one-half of their remaining homeland. 

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket or underbrush, from an agent noun based on Middle High German rīs ‘branch, shrubbery’.

Possibly an Americanized form of German Reiser .

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

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