John Viele Ament

1829–1862 (Age 32)
Illinois, United States

The Life of John Viele

When John Viele Ament was born on 6 December 1829, in Illinois, United States, his father, Justice E Ament Sr, was 21 and his mother, Susan Ann Berry, was 17. He had at least 2 sons with Sarah Ann Mcdaniels. He lived in Big Rock, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died in May 1862, at the age of 32, and was buried in Big Rock Township, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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John Viele Ament
Sarah Ann Mcdaniels
Oscar Ament
John Vernon Ament

Spouse & Children

  • Male1829–1862Male

  • Sarah Ann Mcdaniels




  • Oscar Ament


  • John Vernon Ament


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1829–1862Male

  • Male1831–1900Male

  • Calista Ann Ament


  • Hester Jane Ament


  • Eveline Amelia Ament


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 10

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old French personal name Amand, Amant (from Latin Amandus meaning ‘loveable’).2 German: variant spelling of Amend .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John T Ament in household of J E Ament, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John V. Amert in entry for John V. Amert and Estella Edgar, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • John V. Ament in entry for John Vernon Ament, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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