Christine Louise Rohrssen

22 May 1835–19 June 1912 (Age 77)
Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, Germany

The Life Summary of Christine Louise

When Christine Louise Rohrssen was born on 22 May 1835, in Hohnhorst, Schaumburg, Niedersachsen, Germany, her father, Johann Otto Rohrsen, was 31 and her mother, Maria Glade, was 21. She married Johan Wilhelm Matthias on 22 June 1856, in Schaumburg Township, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bremer, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 June 1912, in Maxfield Township, Bremer, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Denver, Bremer, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johan Wilhelm Matthias
Christine Louise Rohrssen
Marriage: 22 June 1856
Frederick Wilhelm Matthias
Maria Dorothea Caroline Matthias
Johan Heinrich "Henry" Christian Matthias
Johannes Friedrich Edward Matthias
Engle Marie Christina Matthias
Heinrich Konrad Friedrich Matthias
Caroline Dorothea Matthias
Johann Friedrich Herman "Herman" Matthias
Johann August Conrad Wilhelm Matthias
Louis Matthias

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  • Marriage
    22 June 1856Schaumburg Township, Cook, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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 20
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Bremer, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 22
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    form of Christina . It was popular in the medieval period, when it appears to have been used interchangeably with Christian , and again in Britain at the end of the 19th century. In the United States it was particularly popular from the 1950s to the 1970s.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (37)

    • Caroline Matthias in household of Wm Matthias, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Christine Rorsen in entry for Louis Matthias and Alvine L. Schwake, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
    • Christina Rohrssen in entry for Louis Matthias, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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