Jane A Sherman

14 April 1842–8 January 1912 (Age 69)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jane A

When Jane A Sherman was born on 14 April 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Almon Worthy Sherman, was 38 and her mother, Lois Huntington Cutler, was 31. She married Henry Way on 7 November 1858, in Manti, Fremont, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Oak Lake, Becker, Minnesota, United States in 1880 and Audubon, Becker, Minnesota, United States in 1885. She died on 8 January 1912, in Osage, Becker, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States.

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Henry Way
Jane A Sherman
Marriage: 7 November 1858
Alfred Pliney Way
Lois Dora Way
Nellie Jane Way
Fannie Rozeltha Way
Clara D Way
Arra Ann Way

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7 November 1858
Manti, Fremont, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1845 · Oh My Father

Age 3

"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 19

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a sheepshearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excess nap, from Middle English shereman ‘shearer’.2 Americanized spelling of German Schuermann .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

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

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Henry Way

HENRY WAY (from the Family Record Book of Mary Ida Rappleye Chatwin Henry Way was born at Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, on the 8th day of Oct, 1838. He was married to Jane A. Sherman on …

Sources (3)

  • Jane A Way in household of Henry Way, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Sherman in household of Almon Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Way in household of Henry Way, "Minnesota, State Census, 1885"

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