Hannah Elizabeth Hartranft

Brief Life History of Hannah Elizabeth

When Hannah Elizabeth Hartranft was born on 17 April 1847, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Gresh Hartranft, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Weaver, was 25. She married George H. Seavers on 12 May 1866, in Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Pottsgrove, Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Amity Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 18 August 1912, in Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65.

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George H. Seavers
Hannah Elizabeth Hartranft
Marriage: 12 May 1866
Ella G Seavers
Clinton H. Seavers
Eva R Seavers
Estella M Seavers

Sources (10)

  • Hannah Severs in household of George H Severs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hannah in entry for Clinton H. Seavers and Minnie L. Royer, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Hannah Hartranft in household of William G Hartranft, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


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

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

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.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

German: descriptive nickname for a pauper, from Middle High German harte ‘hard’ + ranft ‘rind, crust’.

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

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