Susan Erford

13 November 1810–2 April 1914 (Age 103)
East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Susan

When Susan Erford was born on 13 November 1810, in Pennsboro Twp, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Anthony Erford, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Livingston, was 24. She married Samuel Bretz on 13 November 1828, in Penn Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wilton, Muscatine, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Bloomington, Muscatine, Iowa, United States in 1885. She died on 2 April 1914, at the age of 103, and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Bretz
1810–1881
Susan Erford
1810–1914
Marriage: 13 November 1828
Levi L. Bretz
1831–1913
Maria Bretz
1832–
William A H Bretz
1833–
John E Bretz
1837–1918
Benjamin F Bretz
1840–1923
Mary Ann Bretz
1843–1901
Catherine P Bretz
1846–1888
William H Bretz
1852–1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1828Penn Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1833
    Age 23
    Historical Boundaries: 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1836: Muscatine, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Muscatine, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Muscatine, Iowa, United States Historical Names: 1836: Bloomington 1849: Muscatine
    1839
    Age 29
    Historical Boundaries: 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1836: Muscatine, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Muscatine, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Muscatine, Iowa, United States Historical Names: 1836: Bloomington 1849: Muscatine

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places in England called Orford: in Suffolk, Stainton le Vale (Lincolnshire), and Warrington (Lancashire). The Suffolk placename is derived from Old English ōra ‘river bank’ + ford ‘ford, river crossing’. The Lincolnshire placename is most likely from an Old English personal name, Ēra or Ȳra, + ford. The Lancashire placename probably derives from Old English uferra ‘upper’ + ford.

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

    Sources (6)

    • Susanna Bretz in household of Samuel Bretz, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Susanna Bretz in household of Samuel Bretz, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Find A Grave for Susan Erford

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