Hannah Haffa

4 January 1827–23 March 1912 (Age 85)
Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Hannah

Hannah Haffa was born on 4 January 1827, in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Daniel Holdiman. She lived in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Waterloo Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 23 March 1912, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Daniel Holdiman
Hannah Haffa
William Holdiman
Maria E. Holdiman
Rebecca Catherine Holdiman
Jeremiah Holdiman

Spouse and Children



    William Holdiman


    Maria E. Holdiman


    Rebecca Catherine Holdiman


    Jeremiah Holdiman


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 5

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 36

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Italian:1. perhaps from baffo ‘moustache’, with the feminine (-a) ending, probably due to the influence of the Italian word famiglia ‘family’. 2. perhaps of Albanian origin, but unexplained etymology.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hannah Holdiman, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Hannah Holdiman in household of Daniel Holdiman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Anna Holderman in household of A W Haffa, "United States Census, 1910"

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