Christian Kieffer Betz

Male9 June 1820–18 November 1898

Brief Life History of Christian Kieffer

When Christian Kieffer Betz was born on 9 June 1820, in Salem Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, Christian Betz, was 37 and his mother, Christina Kieffer, was 40. He married Lydia Ann Summers about 1856, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Franklin Square, Salem Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 18 November 1898, in Salem Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Franklin Square, Salem Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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Christian Kieffer Betz
Lydia Ann Summers
Marriage: about 1856
Walentine Betz
Cardile Caroline Bates
Elizabeth Betz
Orlando Hubert Bates
Alonzo F Betz
Viola C Betz
Nora Odella Betz

Sources (14)

  • Christian Bates, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Christian Betz, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • C. K. Betz in entry for Nora I. Betz, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1856Ohio, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 16

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


    Age 26

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    South German: from a pet form of the personal names Berthold or Bernhard .

    Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian and Polish Bec .

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

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