Lydia Ackerman

Female3 May 1805–8 August 1881

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Ackerman was born on 3 May 1805, in Galway, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Obadiah Ackerman, was 24 and her mother, Saloma Lewis, was 19. She married Silas Knapp in July 1821, in Jefferson, Jefferson, Schoharie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 8 August 1881, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Knapp
Lydia Ackerman
Marriage: July 1821
Albert Knapp
Melvina Knapp
Marinda Melvina Knapp
William Knapp
Emma Amelia Knapp

Sources (24)

  • Lydia Carlson in household of George Carlson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Akerman in entry for Marinda Melvina Glazier, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Lydia Coulson in household of Lewis Clazier, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    July 1821Jefferson, Jefferson, Schoharie, New York, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 13

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 20

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘farmer, plowman’ (from akker ‘field’ + man ‘man’). Compare Akkerman , Aukerman , and Ockerman .

    English: from Middle English acreman ‘cultivator of the soil, plowman’ (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an acreman was a bond tenant of a manor holding half a virgate of arable land, for which he paid by serving as a plowman. The term was also used generically to denote a plowman or husbandman.

    Americanized form of German Ackermann 1.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Albert Knapp

    Albert Knapp (1825-1864) Rozina Shepard Knapp Francis Hyer (1829-1882) Albert Knapp was born July 10, 1825 in Antworp, Jefferson, New York to Silas and Lydia Knapp. As a young man he joined the fron …

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