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...Chief Joseph Chief Joseph was born In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat (Thunder Rolling in the Mountains) in early 1840 near Joseph Creek in the Wallowa Valley of Oregon Territory (now in Wallowa County in north-eastern Oregon). He was baptized on 12...
...Gertrude Simmons was born on 22 February 1876 in the Yankton Reservation in south-eastern South Dakota. Her mother was Ellen Tate’lyohiwin (Reaches for the Wind) Simmons; her father abandoned the family before Gertrude’s birth. She was also...
...Standing Bear, Luther Luther Standing Bear was born as Ota K’te, or “Plenty Kill,” during the winter of 1868–9 in the Pine Ridge Reservation of southwestern South Dakota, the son of Chief Standing Bear and Pretty Face. He was raised...
...The economist and publicist Johann Georg Büsch was born on 3 January 1728 in Alt-Medingen, close to Lüneburg, the son of a pastor, and died in Hamburg on 5 August 1800. After attending the Johanneum and the Hamburg high school, he studied...
...Goldsmith, Oliver Oliver Goldsmith was born in Pallas, Co. Longford on 10 November 1728, and died in London on 4 April 1774. His father, Charles, a Church of Ireland curate, had married Anne Jones, daughter of the diocesan schoolmaster...
...Voltaire, François Marie Segner, Johann Andreas von Schöpflin, Johann Daniel Ramler, Karl Wilhelm Nicolai, Friedrich Moser, Friedrich Carl von Mendelssohn, Moses Meier, Georg Friedrich Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim Iselin, Isaak Frederick...
...Shedd, William Greenough Thayer Born to Marshall and Eliza Thayer Shedd of Braintree, Massachusetts on 21 June 1820, William Greenough Thayer Shedd was raised in a Congregational minister's home and encouraged from early on to pursue a life...
...Pokagon, Simon Simon Pokagon was born in the spring of 1830 in a Potawatomi community near Lake James in present-day Steuben County of northeastern Indiana. Shortly after his birth his family moved to a camp near Dowagiac in the St. Joseph...
...Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who would become known by his pen name Mark Twain, was born on 30 November 1835 in Florida, Missouri. His family moved to Hannibal, Missouri in 1839, where he began his schooling in 1840. Given the frontier nature...
...Josiah Strong was born on 19 January 1847 in Naperville, Illinois, the son of Josiah and Elizabeth Clough (Webster) Strong. Like many Congregationalist leaders of his generation, he was part of America’s “New England Diaspora” and claimed...