Prudence Jenny Ackerman

1853–1920 (Age 67)
Caton, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life of Prudence Jenny

When Prudence Jenny Ackerman was born in 1853, in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Richard Ackerman, was 28 and her mother, Caroline Emily Tobey, was 21. She married Eli William Beeman on 31 October 1869, in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in August 1920, in Beltrami, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 67.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Eli William Beeman
Prudence Jenny Ackerman
Marriage: 31 October 1869
Elra S. Beeman

Spouse and Children

31 October 1869
Caton, Steuben, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 5

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘plowman’; a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century. Later, it probably absorbed some cases of the cognate German and Swedish names, Ackermann and Åkerman respectively.2 English: from a medieval term denoting feudal status, Middle English akerman (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an ackerman was a bond tenant of a manor holding half a virgate of arable land, for which he paid by serving as a plowman. The term was also used generically to denote a plowman or husbandman.3 Variant of German and Jewish Ackermann .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Prudence J Ackerman in household of Richard Ackerman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Prudence Ackerman in household of Richard Ackerman, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Jennie Ackerman in entry for George Jefferson Clark and Alice Evelyn Bizier, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.