Leah Hengst

Female1840–6 May 1864

Brief Life History of Leah

When Leah Hengst was born in 1840, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Michael Hengst, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Klinefelter, was 37. She lived in Shrewsbury, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 6 May 1864, at the age of 24, and was buried in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America.

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Michael Hengst
Elizabeth Klinefelter
Alexander Hengst
Louisa A Hengst
Caroline Hengst
Julia A Hengst
Leah Hengst
Rebekah Hengst

Sources (3)

  • Leah Hengst in household of Elisabeth Hengst, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Leah Hengst, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Leah Hengst, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

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World Events (3)


Age 6

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


Age 23

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

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Arno.

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with or bred horses, or a nickname for a brave, strong man, from Middle High German and Middle Dutch heng(e)st ‘stallion’, also ‘gelding’. In some cases it may be a topographic or habitational name referring to a house name.

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

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