Josephine M. Lenz

24 August 1872–6 December 1954 (Age 82)
Erie, New York, United States

The Life of Josephine M.

When Josephine M. Lenz was born on 24 August 1872, in Erie, New York, United States, her father, Christian Lenz, was 38 and her mother, Eva Hoff, was 35. She married Leveratt Caryl Covey on 1 September 1896, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. She lived in Williamsville, Amherst, Erie, New York, United States in 1880 and Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States for about 48 years. She died on 6 December 1954, in Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Leveratt Caryl Covey
Josephine M. Lenz
Marriage: 1 September 1896

Spouse and Children

1 September 1896
Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Christian Lenz


    Eva Hoff




    John G Lenz


    Susan Katherine "Susy" Lenz



    Mary Lenz


    Christian John Lenz


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a personal name, in which two originally distinct names have fallen together: a pet form of the personal name Lorenz , and the Germanic personal name Lanzo, which was originally a short form of any of several compound names with land ‘land’ as the first element, e.g. Lambrecht ( see Lambert ).2 German: nickname from Middle High German lenz e ‘spring’ from lang ‘long’, since in this season the days grow longer. The name may also have been bestowed on someone who was born in the spring or who owed rent or service at that time of year, or it may have denoted someone who was of a sunny and spring-like disposition.3 German: habitational name from any of several places named Lenz.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Covey in household of Leverett Covey, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Josephine M Corey in household of Levett C Corey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Covey in household of Mary M Clifford, "United States Census, 1940"

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