Nancy LaPrairie

15 November 1830–7 March 1915 (Age 84)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy LaPrairie was born on 15 November 1830, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Joseph LaPrairie, was 30 and her mother, Mary, was 20. She married Louis Jarvis on 9 May 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Taylors Falls, Chisago, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and St. Louis, Minnesota, United States in 1900. She died on 7 March 1915, in Gheen, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Virginia, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Peirce Gheen
Nancy LaPrairie
Marriage: 26 June 1853
Ann Alice Gheen
William Atkins Gheen
Stephen Harris Gheen

Spouse and Children

26 June 1853
Saint Croix Falls, Polk, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph LaPrairie






    Alexis Laprairie


    Battice LaPrairie



    Isabelle LaPrairie


World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 24

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

French Canadian:1. part translation of La Pré ( see Lapre ). 2. perhaps a habitational name from Laprairie in Quebec.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Gheen in household of Thomas P Gheen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Gheen in household of Stephen H Gheen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Sarvey in household of Louis Sarvey, "United States Census, 1850"

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