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John Davis Ackerman
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1799
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1859
Glen Ellyn
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

John Davis Ackerman was born in the Dutch settlements of northern NY state.

Father: Jacobus James Ackerman
Birth: 24 Aug 1748 in Tarrytown, Westchester, New York, USA
Death: 1839 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York, USA

Married: 1776 Tarrytown, Westchester, New York, USA

Mother: Easter Marshall
Birth: 1759 in Tarrytown, Westchester, New York, USA
Death: 1851 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York, USA

Grandfather: Jacobus James Ackerman
Birth: 26 Jun 1722 in Phillipsburgh, Orange, New York, USA
Death: 26 Nov 1808 in Milton, Saratoga, New York, USA

Married: Sept 1, 1744 in Terrytown, Westchester, New York, USA

Grandmother: Maritie Enderse
Birth: 24 Apr 1731 in Rye, Westchester, New York, USA
Death: 1768 in Phillipsburgh, Westchester, New York, USA

G-Grandfather: Deacon David Lodijcks Ackerman
Birth: 10 Mar 1694 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, USA
Death: 18 Jun 1760 in Terrytown, Westchester, New York, USA

Married: May 19, 1719 in Tarrytown, Westchester, New York, USA

G-Grandmother: Maritie Sie
Birth: 1 Apr 1702 in Phillipsburgh, Westchester, New York, USA
Death: 1747 in Tarrytown, Westchester, New York, USA

His children were:

John Orra Ackerman 1829
Erastus (b.1835)
UNK Child (Died in infancy)
Amanda Ackerman 1842

"JoHN DAVIS ACKERMAN was an honored pioneer of DuPage County. He was born in New York, October 24, 1799, and died in Milton Township in September, 1859, respected by all who knew him. His parents were both natives of Holland, and his father died when John was only about nine years of age. Our subject grew to manhood in the Buckeye State, and there
married Miss Lurania Churchill. In 1834 he emigrated westward with his family, and took up his residence in Milton Township, DuPage County. There were then but two houses between his home and Chicago, which at that time was a mere village. He made a squatter's claim, which he afterward purchased, and there continued to reside until his death, which occurred in 1859. He devoted his energies to farming, and transformed the tract of wild prairie into rich and fertile fields, which yielded to him a good income. He was a worthy pioneer, and in the early days
aided largely in the upbuilding and development of the county. Mrs. Ackerman long survived her husband, and passed away on the 31st of March, 1893, at the age of ninety-one years, one month and sixteen days. In the family were five children, as follows: Winslow; Elbyron; Miles; Erastus, now
of Mather, Wis. ; and Alonzo. The parents were both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and were worthy people, who well merited the high regard in which they were held. Winslow Ackerman, who now resides in Glen Ellyn, came with the family on their removal westward in 1834. He was born in Onondaga County, N. Y., July 21, 1826, and for sixty years has resided in DuPage County. He aided in developing and improving the old homestead, and after arriving at man's estate, he purchased a farm near the old place, which he still owns. In connection with the cultivation of his land, he also operated a threshing-machine for thirty-four
seasons. About 1888 he removed to Glen Ellyn, where he has since resided. He is now living retired, resting in the enjoyment of the fruits of his former toil. On the 22d of August, 1849, Mr. Ackerman was united in marriage with Miss Permelia, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Holmes. She was a native of New York, and came with her parents to the West during her girlhood. To Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman were born four children: Eben, Lorena, Perry, and Adella, who became the wife of Eugene House, and is now deceased.In his political views, Mr. Ackerman has been a Republican since the organization of the party, supporting each of its Presidential nominees since casting his first vote for John C. Fremont. He and his wife are members of the Free Methodist Church. He is numbered among the honored pioneer settlers of DuPage County, having lived here since the days when the Indians were far more numerous than the white settlers, when deer and other wild game were very plentiful, and hunting could be indulged in to a great extent. Mr. Ackerman was a successful sportsman, and
often made $18 per day in trapping. He has watched the entire growth and development of this community, and has ever borne a prominent part in its advancement. His name is inseparably connected with the history of the county, and
we gladly give the record of his life a place in this volume."

-- "Portrait and biographical record of Cook and Dupage counties, Illinois, containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States" 
Family links: 
  Lurania Churchill Ackerman (1802 - 1893)*
  Winslow Ackerman (1826 - 1901)*
  Miles Ackerman (1832 - 1912)*
  Alonzo Ackerman (1838 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Sept 11, 1859 59y 10m 17d
Note: On Jan 25, 1825, he married Lurania Churchill. Travelled here in 1834.
Forest Hill Cemetery
Glen Ellyn
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 31.
Created by: Michael Harrington
Record added: Jun 23, 2006
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John Davis Ackerman
Added by: Michael Harrington
John Davis Ackerman
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John Davis Ackerman
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