Minerva Landis

Female28 November 1852–19 July 1899

Brief Life History of Minerva

When Minerva Landis was born on 28 November 1852, in Darke, Ohio, United States, her father, Samuel Landis, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Longenecker, was 31. She married Abraham C. Young on 30 August 1875, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Randolph Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Newberry Township, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 19 July 1899, at the age of 46, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Eaton, Union Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Abraham C. Young
Minerva Landis
Marriage: 30 August 1875
Henry Young
Harvey Landis Young
Samuel Landis Young

Sources (12)

  • Minerva Landes in household of Samuel Landes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Minerva Landis, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Minerva Landis Young, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 August 1875Miami, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Delaware, Indiana, United States

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 4

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Swiss German and South German: nickname for a highwayman or for someone who lays waste to the land, Middle High German landoese. The surname of Swiss German origin is also found in France (Alsace), where it is rare. Compare Landes and Lantis .

    Americanized form of German Landers 3. Alternatively, an altered form of Landers 4. Compare Landess .

    History: The ancestor of many of the Americans with the surname Landis was Christopher (or Christian) Landis or Landers from Germany who settled in VA (now WV) in the middle of the 18th century and later moved to NC. The original form of his surname is not known; both the surnames Landis and Landers are found in Germany and they are both established among his descendants, as is the (other) Americanized form Landess. — This is also the name of a Swiss Mennonite family, originating from the canton of Zurich, whose members settled, after the expulsion from Switzerland in the 17th century, in the Palatinate, Germany, and in Alsace, France, or immigrated to America. In both Germany and America the change of the name from Landis to Landes occured. In the first half of the 18th century there were several Mennonites named Landis or Landes who immigrated to PA. The town of Landisville in Lancaster County, PA, is named for one of them.

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

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