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Dorthea "Dora" Beck

Female 1828 - 1874


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  • Name  Dorthea "Dora" Beck  [1
    Nickname  Dora 
    Born  19 Feb 1828  Württemberg Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • In the 1856 Des Moines County census, the spelling of her name was: "Doratha Myres." Her name is also spelled "Dorothy." Additionally an LDS record online lists her name as Dorothy "Staler."
    Alt. Birth  Abt 1833  Württemberg Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Immigration  1848  [4
    • Dorthea moved to Iowa from Germany
    Iowa State Census  1856  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Doratha Myres, age 26, female, born in Germany, living in Iowa 8 years (age 26 would make her birth date 1830, not 1833 as per the online records at the LDS site).
    Alt. Death  Oct 1865  [2
    • This date is per John F. Myers' biography; but a quick glance indicates Dora was still living at the time of the 1870 federal census.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [2
    • Mrs. Dora Meyers; Born: February 19, 1828; Died: September 26, 1874; Age: (none); Line Number: 10; Meyers Family Plot Cemetery; Tama Township
    Died  26 Sep 1874  [2
    Buried  Meyers Family Plot, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I7370  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  John Frederick Meyers, Sr.,   b. 24 Jun 1834, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1907 
    Married  10 Jun 1851  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: John Myer; Groom's Birth Date: 1833; Groom's Age: 18; Bride's Name: Dorathy Beck; Bride's Birth Date: 1828; Bride's Age: 23; Marriage Date: 10 June 1851; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02529-6; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956349; Reference Number: Bk 3 Pg 269; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Children 
     1. Mary Meyers,   b. Abt 1850, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Sophia A. Meyers,   b. 1 Sep 1855, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1920, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Christian Henry Myers,   b. Between 1857 and 1858, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sarah Myers,   b. Abt 1860,   d. Abt 1863
     5. John H. Myers,   b. Abt 1862,   d. Abt 1862
     6. John F. Myers, Jr.,   b. 9 Jun 1864, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1918, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Louisa Myers,   b. Between 1867 and 1868, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Margaret "Margaret" Myers,   b. Between 1869 and 1870, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Luella "Ellen" Myers,   b. Between 1872 and 1873, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2731  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), page 421 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S94] LDS Online Record.

    4. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa

    5. [S1423] Stokes, Alvina Harriett "Dottie" (Lohmann) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).