Nicholas Harper Hefner

16 February 1841–17 November 1915 (Age 74)
Avoca Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States

The Life of Nicholas Harper

When Nicholas Harper Hefner was born on 16 February 1841, in Avoca Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States, his father, Nicholas Hefner, was 36 and his mother, Mary McDowell, was 30. He married Sarah E. Hush on 18 October 1865, in Livingston, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Grant Township, Page, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Page, Iowa, United States in 1915. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 17 November 1915, in Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States.

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Nicholas Harper Hefner
Sarah E. Hush
Marriage: 18 October 1865
George Simondson Hefner

Spouse and Children

18 October 1865
Livingston, Illinois, United States


    George Simondson Hefner


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World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 5

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a potter ( see Hafner ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nicholas H Heffner, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Nicholas H Heffner, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • M H Hefner, "United States Census, 1880"

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