Susanna Overholt

27 September 1803–2 September 1885 (Age 81)
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Susanna

When Susanna Overholt was born on 27 September 1803, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Martin Beidler Overholt, was 30 and her mother, Catharine Overholt, was 21. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Henry Shupe. She lived in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. She died on 2 September 1885, in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hoffman Cemetery, Smithton, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Shupe
Susanna Overholt
Susanne Shupe
Catharine Shupe
John Shupe
Samuel Shupe
Anna Shupe
Jacob O. Shupe

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+1 More Child

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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

Age 1
Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
Age 9
Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 22
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

Americanized form of Swiss German and German Oberholtzer and probably also of German Oberholz, a topographic name from Middle High German ober ‘above’ (or German ober- ‘upper’) + holz ‘wood’.Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Overholt, a compound of over ‘upper’ and holt ‘grove, wood’.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Susanna Shupe in household of Henry Shupe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susanna Shupe in household of Henry Shupe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susannah Overholt Shupe, "Find A Grave Index"

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