Fennimore Enoch Marcellus

16 March 1815–20 August 1900 (Age 85)
Chittenango, Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Fennimore Enoch

When Fennimore Enoch Marcellus was born on 16 March 1815, in Chittenango, Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Johannes Alexander Marselis, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Johnson, was 38. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Rachel Weeks. He lived in Fulton Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 20 August 1900, in Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fennimore Enoch Marcellus
Rachel Weeks
Fennimore Enoch Marcellus
Rachel Ann Marcellus
Frank Marcellus
John Arthur Marcellus
Sybil Elizabeth Marcellus

Spouse and Children



    Fennimore Enoch Marcellus


    Rachel Ann Marcellus


    Frank Marcellus


    John Arthur Marcellus



Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Alexander Marselis


    Elizabeth Johnson




    Phebe Marcellus


    John A. Marcellus



    Elijah Marcellus


    Sarah Ann Marcellus


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 24

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

Latinized form of Marcello or Marcel .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Enoch Marcellus, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Enoch Marcellus, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Enoch Marcellus, "United States Census, 1900"

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