Martin Lapp

10 February 1801–12 March 1875 (Age 74)
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martin

When Martin Lapp was born on 10 February 1801, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham Lapp, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Hiveley, was 34. He married Catharine Hershey in 1824, in Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Lancaster Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 March 1875, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Martin Lapp
Catharine Hershey
Marriage: 1824
Abraham Lapp
Martin Lapp Jr.
Christian S. Lapp

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Lapp


    Elizabeth Hiveley




    Magdalena Lapp


    Nancy Lapp


    Abraham Lapp


    Miss Lapp


    Mister Lapp


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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 11

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 20

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person. 2. ethnic name for a Lapp, someone from Lapland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Sapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Lapp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martin Lapp, "Find A Grave Index"

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