David Decker

Brief Life History of David

When David Decker was born in November 1827, in Centre Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Deckerd, was 33 and his mother, Catharine Rachel Swinehart, was 30. He married Cecelia Brown on 9 November 1865, in Stark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Canton Township, Stark, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Osnaburg, Osnaburg Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 27 March 1904, in Stark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Valley Chapel Cemetery, Canton, Stark, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Decker
1827–1904
Charlotte E Garboden
1837–1915
Marriage: 12 October 1882
William A Decker
1883–
George E Decker
1884–1919
Emma Sevilla Decker
1888–1980

Sources (20)

  • David Deckard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David Decker, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • David Decker, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

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.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher, tiler, slater, or shingler) or a carpenter or builder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’, a word which was normally used to refer to roofs, but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.

Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1 above. Compare De Decker .

English (London): variant of Dicker .

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

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