Mary Elizabeth Horning

24 July 1832–14 March 1911 (Age 78)
Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Horning was born on 24 July 1832, in Herkimer, New York, United States, her father, Henrich Henry Horning, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Countryman, was 36. She married Luther Phelps on 28 May 1854, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Carsonville Township, Becker, Minnesota, United States in 1885 and Osage Township, Becker, Minnesota, United States in 1895. She died on 14 March 1911, in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Osage, Becker, Minnesota, United States.

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Luther Phelps
Mary Elizabeth Horning
Marriage: 28 May 1854
Mary Jennie Phelps
William Eugene Phelps
Margaret E. Phelps
Daniel Webster Phelps
Artilda Ann Phelps
Linda Luella Phelps
Marvin L. Phelps
Edward Elvin Phelps
Edgar Melvin Phelps
Bertram Frederick Phelps

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28 May 1854
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 26

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

Name Meaning

German:1. nickname from Hornung ‘February’, with reference to a tax obligation or some other association with that month, for example being born in February. 2. from a personal name, Hornunc. 3. North German: nickname for a person born out of wedlock, Middle Low German hornink, with reference to parentage by a cuckold, traditionally symbolized by horns. 4. topographic name referring to the location or shape of a farming property ( see Horn ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Phelps in household of Luther Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Philps in household of Luther Philps, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Phelps in household of Hubert Briggs, "United States Census, 1910"

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