Ellen Belle Boggs

25 June 1838–7 January 1896 (Age 57)
Miami, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ellen Belle

When Ellen Belle Boggs was born on 25 June 1838, in Miami, Ohio, United States, her father, John B. Boggs, was 29 and her mother, Julia Ann Snodgrass, was 20. She married Moses Schoonhover Sr on 31 July 1861, in Defiance, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Monroe Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 January 1896, in Putnam, Ohio, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Myers Cemetery, Highland Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States.

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Moses Schoonhover Sr
Ellen Belle Boggs
Marriage: 31 July 1861
Rebecca A. Schoonover
Julia Ann Schoonover
John Henry Schoonover
Irven E Schoonover
Jane Schoonover
Moses Schoonover Jr
James Allen Schoonover
Clifford Elmer Schoonover
Rudy Clarington Schoonover

Spouse and Children

    Moses Schoonhover Sr



31 July 1861
Defiance, Ohio, United States


    Rebecca A. Schoonover


    Julia Ann Schoonover


    John Henry Schoonover




+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 22

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English boggish ‘boastful’, ‘haughty’ (a word of unknown origin, perhaps akin to Germanic bag and bug, with the literal meaning ‘swollen’, ‘puffed up’). The name (in the forms Boge(y)s, Boga(y)s) is found in the 12th century in Yorkshire and East Anglia, and also around Bordeaux, which had trading links with East Anglia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen B Schoonover in household of Moses Schoonover, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen B Boggs in household of John Boggs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ellen B Schoonover in household of Moses Schoonover, Sr, "United States Census, 1880"

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