Agnes Herring

Femaleabout 1847–

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Herring was born about 1847, in Ohio, United States, her father, Jacob Herring, was 57 and her mother, Maria Stonecypher, was 43. She married Delevan C. Severns on 28 December 1869, in Richland, Ohio, United States. She lived in Worthington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States for about 20 years.

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Delevan C. Severns
Agnes Herring
Marriage: 28 December 1869

Sources (5)

  • Agnes Hening in household of Jacob Hening, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Agnes Herring, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Agness Severns in household of Delevan Severns, "United States Census, 1870"

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  • Marriage
    28 December 1869Richland, Ohio, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 13

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 16

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

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 34

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (London), Dutch, and German: metonymic occupational name for a herring fisher or for a seller of the fish, or perhaps for someone who habitually ate herring, from Middle English hering (Old English hǣring, hēring), Dutch haring, Middle High German hærinc. In some cases it may have been a nickname in the sense of a trifle, something of little value, a meaning which is found in medieval phrases and proverbial expressions such as ‘to like neither herring nor barrel’, i.e. not to like something at all.

    German: habitational name from Herringen in Westphalia.

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hering .

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

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