Jacob Ness

Brief Life History 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 for about 10 years. 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

Sources (10)

  • Jacob Ness, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Ness, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jacob Ness, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

World Events (7)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1825 · The Crimes Act

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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Hilma, Lars, Monrad, Alf, Anders, Helmer, Hilmer, Juel, Nels, Nils.

Norwegian, Scottish, and English (East Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived on a headland or promontory, Old Norse nes, Old English næss, Middle English nes(se), nas(s)e, noss, or a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word; there are over a hundred farms in Norway and many settlements in Scotland and northern England so named.

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Ness, itself possibly from Old Irish ness ‘weasel’.

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

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