Lydia Hershberger

1846–1908 (Age 62)
Springs, Somerset, Pennsylvania

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Hershberger was born on 9 July 1846, her father, Jeremiah Hershberger, was 26 and her mother, Eliza Folk, was 20. She married William K Blough about 1869, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Middlecreek Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 31 October 1908, in Trent, Middlecreek Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery, Somerset, Shaw Mines, Summit Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William K Blough
Lydia Hershberger
Marriage: about 1869
Lucy Blough
Mary Blough
Nelson William Blough
Irvin W. Blough
Carrie B Blough
Harvey W. Blough
Resley W. Blough
Eva Hersberger

Spouse and Children

    William K Blough



about 1869
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 17

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 35

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German or Jewish variant spelling of Herschberger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Harshbarger in household of Jeremiah Harshbarger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia Blauch in household of William K Blauch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lydia Blaugh in household of William Blaugh, "United States Census, 1900"

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