Zopher Viets

Male30 January 1790–4 September 1860

Brief Life History of Zopher

When Zopher Viets was born on 30 January 1790, in East Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Seth Viets Sr., was 49 and his mother, Ruth Smith, was 36. He married Tacy Hillyer on 11 May 1814, in East Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 4 September 1860, in Williamsfield, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70.

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Zopher Viets
Tacy Hillyer
Marriage: 11 May 1814
Julia A. Viets
Armenus E. Viets
Emeline A. Viets
Zopher H. Viets
Lois A Veits
Hiram A. Viets
Mary Jane Veits
Martha M. Viets
Shalor Nelson Viets
Gaylor G. Viets

Sources (6)

  • Zophar Viets, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jopher Viets in entry for Martha Simons, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Zophar Viets, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1814East Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1802 · Brass is Discovered

    Age 12

    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."


    Age 21

    "ASHTABULA COUNTY - This county was formed 7 June 1807, and was taken from Trumbull and Geauga [Counties], and the date of its organization was 22 January 1811. It derived its name from Ashtabula River, which signifies in Indian dialect, ""Fish River."""

    Name Meaning

    North German: patronymic from Viet .

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

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