Michael Plaster
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Parents
Michael Plaster
Michael Plaster
1776 - 1857
Anna Murphy
Anna Murphy
1780 - 1850
Spouse
Edith Hinkle
Edith Hinkle
1818 - 1907
Ruth Burress
Ruth Burress
1819 - 1878
Children

Michael Plaster's ancestors came from Germany, and he was a farmer and horse breeder.  He served under the company of Abraham Lincoln in the Black Hawk War of 1832, when he was eighteen years old.  Michael and Ruth Plaster, in 1857, made the 2,000 mile journey over the plains of the Oregon Trail to Brownsville, Linn County, Oregon. This was the full stretch of the trail, where pioneers followed the wide and muddy Missouri River to the Platte River.  The following is from an article on the trail:  "Those traveling to Oregon had a very tough time ahead of them...Families who were departing along the Oregon Trail gathered at small towns on the Missouri River, called "jumping off points." At this point their wagon trains would have been almost completely outfitted. The wagon, which was made of seasoned wood to withstand extreme temperatures, was hauled by four to six oxen."

1820


Age: 6y
Michael Plaster - 1820 United State Federal Census

residence


Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia, USA ⇓
There is a John (Jno) Murphy aged 45+ living on the same page.
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1820 • King William I of Württemberg marries his cousin, Pauline Therese, in Stuttgart.

1832


Apr 21
Age: 18y
Michael Plaster - Record of the services of Illinois soldiers in the Black Hawk War, 1831-32

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Beardstown, Illinois, USA ⇓
He served in the Black Hawk War, under the company of Abraham Lincoln. Mustered out May 27, 1832. Lincoln rode a horse from New Salem to Richland Creek where neighbors had gathered to form a company of volunteer militia near Beardstown, Illinois.
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1832 Andre-Michel Guerry presents his Essay on moral statistics of France, to the French Academy of Sciences, a significant step in the founding of empirical social science.

1836


Jun 23
Age: 22y
Ruth Burress - Oregon, Biographical and Other Index Card File, 1700s-1900s

marriage


Ruth Burress
Schuyler County, Illinois, USA ⇓
"Schuyler County Illinois I Do hereby Certify that I Did Join to gether in Marriage Michel Plaster & Ruth Burrass on the 23 day of June 1836" signature of the justice of the peace is difficult to make out.
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1836 Eugène Schneider and his brother Adolphe Schneider purchase a bankrupt ironworks near the town of Le Creusot in the Burgundy region of France and found the steelworks and engineering company Schneider Frères & Cie.

1840


Age: 26y
Michael Plaster & Ruth Burress - 1840 United States Federal Census

residence


Township 66, Lee, Iowa Territory, USA ⇓
Michael and Ruth (Burress) Plaster are living with their oldest daughter Ann Marie Plaster, who is about one or two years old. On the next page is a 20-30 year old Joseph Burris.
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1840 • The Austrian Empire, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Prussia, and the Russian Empire sign the Convention of London with the Sublime Porte, ruler of the Ottoman Empire.

1840


Age: 26y
Michael Plaster & Ruth Burress - 1840 United States Federal Census

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Township 66, Lee, Iowa Territory, USA ⇓
Michael and Ruth (Burress) Plaster are living with their oldest daughter Ann Marie Plaster, who is about one or two years old.
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1840 William Hobson, the first Governor of New Zealand, suffers a stroke.

1846


May 16
Age: 32y
1846 • The Liberty Bell is cracked while being rung for George Washington's birthday.

1849


Oct 1
Age: 36y
1849 Hungary declares independence from Austria.

1852


Sep 10
Age: 39y

1856


Feb 28
Age: 42y
1856 • The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.

1857


Age: 43y

moved


Oregon ⇓
They were pioneers on the Oregon Trail, that connected Missouri to Oregon, and was about 2,000 miles long. In the "Oregon Biographical Index", it mentions that Ruth Burress and her husband Michael Plaster traveled to Oregon in 1857 from Gentry, Missouri over the plains. This photo is not of them, but of some travelers from that time period. See gallery for more info on the Oregon Trail: https://johnsonfamily.talldude.net/ruth-burress-124/gallery/oregon-trail/all
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1857 • End of the Anglo-Persian War.

1857


Age: 43y

moved


Oregon ⇓
The Plasters were pioneers on the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon, a journey of 2,000 miles. In the "Oregon Biographical Index", it mentions that Ruth Burress and her husband Michael Plaster traveled to Oregon in 1857 from Gentry, Missouri over the plains. This photo is not of them, but of some travelers from that time period. See gallery for more info on the Oregon Trail: https://johnsonfamily.talldude.net/ruth-burress-124/gallery/oregon-trail/all
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1857 • In India, British forces recapture Delhi, compelling the surrender of Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor.

1870


Age: 56y
1870 • In the United States, the newly created Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast: "High winds at Chicago and Milwaukee... and along the Lakes".

1880


Age: 66y

1886


Jul 6
Age: 72y

1892


Dec 30
Age: 79y
1892 • The city of Maebashi is founded by the samurai Makuba Kawai.

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