William Seitz Ness

July 1827–12 November 1903 (Age 76)
York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Seitz

When William Seitz Ness was born in July 1827, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Ness, was 22 and his mother, Apolona Isabella Seitz, was 19. He had at least 8 sons and 4 daughters with Henrietta Harriet Lentz. He lived in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and York Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 12 November 1903, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Jacobus, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Seitz Ness
1827–1903
Henrietta Harriet Lentz
1831–1891
Sarah Jane Ness
1851–1935
Jacob L Ness
1853–
Adam L. Ness
1855–1939
Elizabeth Ann Ness
1858–1922
Luther Ness
1860–1934
Matilda Ness
1861–1936
William Ness
1864–
Milton Lentz Ness
1865–1941
Clinton Milton Ness
1868–1945
Howard Ness
1870–
Pius L. Ness
1871–1941
Barbara Ellen Ness
1874–1961

Spouse and Children

children

(12)

    Sarah Jane Ness

    Female1851–1935Female

    Jacob L Ness

    Male1853–Male

    Male1855–1939Male

    Elizabeth Ann Ness

    Female1858–1922Female

    Luther Ness

    Male1860–1934Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Male1827–1903Male

    Male1830–1889Male

    Leah Ness

    Female1832–1921Female

    Elizabeth Ness

    Female1835–1893Female

    Female1838–1916Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1863

Age 36

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

Name Meaning

1 Scandinavian (especially Norwegian), Scottish, and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on a headland or promontory, Old Norse nes, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word; there are over a hundred farms in Norway and many settlements in Scotland and northern England so named2 English: according to Reaney and Wilson, a variant of Nash .3 German: habitational name from places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Ness in household of Jacob Ness, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Ness in household of Milton Ness, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Ness, "United States Census, 1870"

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