Susanna Blessing

Ohio, United States

The Life of Susanna

When Susanna Blessing was born in 1831, in Ohio, United States, her father, Reuben Blessing, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Coffelt, was 23. She was buried in West Lebanon, Pike Township, Warren, Indiana, United States.

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Reuben Blessing
Elizabeth Coffelt
Mary Ann Blessing
Marcus Blessing
Leannah Blessing
Susanna Blessing
Joseph Blessing
Melissa Jane Blessing
Milburn Alvert Blessing
Corinda Elizabeth Blessing
George Allen Blessing
Henry Jefferson Blessing
Sarah Catherine Blessing
Rebecca Maria Blessing

Parents and Siblings

    Reuben Blessing


    Elizabeth Coffelt




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: patronymic from a variant of the personal name Blasius .2 German: probably a habitational name from a place called Blessing or Bläsing.3 English or Irish: unexplained.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Suanna Blessing in household of Reuben Blessing, "United States Census, 1850"

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