Elisha K. Gardner

8 March 1830–15 March 1889 (Age 59)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elisha K.

When Elisha K. Gardner was born on 8 March 1830, in New Jersey, United States, his father, William G. Gardner, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Ann Kinney, was 21. He married Anna Maria Raupe on 1 November 1856, in Warren, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pilot Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Willow Township, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 15 March 1889, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Willow Cemetery, Willow Township, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Elisha K. Gardner
Anna Maria Raupe
Marriage: 1 November 1856
Andrew Raupe Gardner
George Scott Gardner
Sarah Melinda Gardner
Emma Alnudia Gardner
Alpheus Gardner
William E Gardner
John Alvin Gardner
Ernest Elisha Gardner
Bertha Gardner

Spouse and Children


    Anna Maria Raupe


1 November 1856
Warren, New Jersey, United States


    Andrew Raupe Gardner


    George Scott Gardner


    Sarah Melinda Gardner


    Emma Alnudia Gardner


    Alpheus Gardner


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 3

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

Age 16

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

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Gardener .2 Probably a translated form of German Gärtner ( see Gartner ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • E K Gardner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisha K Gardner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elisha Gardner in household of Gardner Williams, "United States Census, 1850"

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