Elizabeth Neff

Female8 July 1796–8 November 1870

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Neff was born on 8 July 1796, in Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Neff Sr, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Herr, was 30. She married Henry Brenneman on 1 June 1819. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 8 November 1870, in Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74.

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Henry Brenneman
Elizabeth Neff
Marriage: 1 June 1819
Ann Catherine Breneman
Jacob Breneman
Elizabeth Brenneman
Fanny Brenneman
Henry N. Breneman
Enos Brenneman
Emma Brenneman
Susan Brenneman

Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Brenneman in household of Henry Brenneman, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1819
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 4

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 16

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

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 23

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: relationship name from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Naff .

    Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1 above.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’, cognate with 1 above.

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

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