Jacob Wortman

5 October 1796–1 February 1859 (Age 62)
Mills, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Wortman was born on 5 October 1796, his father, Richard Wortman, was 41 and his mother, Mary Rainey, was 40. He married Valeria Elliott on 2 December 1826, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 February 1859, in Mills, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Iowa, United States.

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Jacob Wortman
Valeria Elliott
Marriage: 2 December 1826
William Wortman
Charles Seymour Wortman
Mary E Wortman
Martha Jane Wortman
Joseph Warren Wortman
Benjamin Franklin Wortman
John W. Wortman
Marticia Valeria Wortman

Spouse and Children

2 December 1826
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Richard Wortman





    Mary Wortman



    Benjamin Wortman


    Jacob Wortman


    Abraham Wortman


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of vegetables or of medicinal herbs and spices, from Middle English wurt, wort ‘plant’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a reliable person who could be trusted to keep his word, from Yiddish vort, German Wort ‘word’ + man, Mann ‘man’.3 Americanized spelling of German Wortmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Wortman in entry for Marticia V Dolph, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Jacob Wortman in entry for Benjamin Franklin Wortman, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Jacob Wortman in entry for Joseph Warren Wortman, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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