Jacob Ness

11 July 1805–11 March 1875 (Age 69)
Hellam Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob

Jacob Ness was born on 11 July 1805, in Hellam Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Apolona Isabella Seitz. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hopewell Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 11 March 1875, at the age of 69, and was buried in Highmount, Hellam Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Ness
Apolona Isabella Seitz
William Seitz Ness
John Ness
Leah Ness
Elizabeth Ness
Catharine Ness
Maria Ness

Spouse and Children





    Leah Ness


    Elizabeth Ness



+1 More Child

World Events (7)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 7

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Jacob Ness, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Ness, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census

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