John Ephraim Louw

1808–1889 (Age 80)
Kingston, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John Ephraim

When John Ephraim Louw was born on 4 December 1808, in Kingston, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ephraim Louw, was 29 and his mother, Deborah Van Vliet, was 31. He married Helen Ursula Ostrander on 11 May 1833. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Esopus, Ulster, New York, United States in 1875 and Port Ewen, Esopus, Ulster, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 16 October 1889, at the age of 80, and was buried in Port Ewen, Esopus, Ulster, New York, United States.

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John Ephraim Louw
Helen Ursula Ostrander
Marriage: 11 May 1833
Ephraim Low
Israel Lowe
Mary Ann Louw
Abram Lowe

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11 May 1833


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World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

French:1. from a personal name from Latin Lupus (meaning ‘wolf’), which derived its popularity from a 5thcentury bishop of Troyes, who repulsed Attila the Hun. 2. nickname from Old French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (modern French loup; from Latin lupus). This surname is frequently translated as Wolf or Wolfe .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John E Low, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John E Low in household of Ephram Low, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • John Low in household of Ephriam Low, "United States Census, 1850"

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