Rebecca Senft

Female18 January 1838–17 January 1912

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Senft was born on 18 January 1838, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Senft, was 26 and her mother, Catharine Gentzler, was 30. She had at least 3 sons and 8 daughters with John Bixler Jr.. She lived in Manchester Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and North York, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 17 January 1912, in Manchester, York, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 73, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Dover Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bixler Jr.
Rebecca Senft
Anna Mary Bixler
Sarah Ellen Bixler
Alice Elizabeth Bixler
Katie V. Bixler
Louisa Jane or Lucy Bixler
Charles Henry Bixler
Emma Asora Bixler
Hyman Bixler
Ida Bixler
John Bixler
Fannie May Bixler

Sources (18)

  • Rebecca Bixler in entry for Ida Bixler, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Rebecca Senft in household of John Senft, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca in entry for Samuel Henry Blessing and Ellen Bixler, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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Children (11)

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Siblings (12)

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World Events (7)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 25

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Gunther, Jodel, Kurt, Otto.


nickname for a helpful or friendly person, from Middle High German senfte ‘soft, accommodating’.

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

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