Abbie F. Neitz

22 November 1837–25 July 1883 (Age 45)
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Abbie F.

Abbie F. Neitz was born on 22 November 1837, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Michael E. Moyer on 29 September 1859, in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 July 1883, in Manhattan, Will, Illinois, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Michael E. Moyer
1829–1920
Abbie F. Neitz
1837–1883
Marriage: 29 September 1859
Priscilla Salome Rebecca Moyer
1860–1916
Clara Erb Moyer
1867–1898
Arthur Moyer
1874–1874
Oliver Moyer
1874–1874
Addie F. Moyer
1877–1882

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 September 1859
Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 19

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

German: perhaps from a Slavic pet form of the personal name Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ). Compare Nitz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abby Moyer in household of Michael Moyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abby O Reitz in entry for George H Finser and Pricilla S Moyer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Abbie F Neitz in entry for Albert Henry Goodwin and Clara Ella Moyer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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