Joel Hershberger

1865–1946 (Age 80)
Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joel

When Joel Hershberger was born on 6 October 1865, in Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Elias D Hershberger, was 29 and his mother, Elisabeth Miller, was 24. He married Veronica D. Yoder on 31 December 1893, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 29 March 1946, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Joel Hershberger
Veronica D. Yoder
Marriage: 31 December 1893
Annie Hershberger

Spouse & Children

  • Male1865–1946Male

  • Veronica D. Yoder


31 December 1893
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Hershberger


  • Annie Hershberger


Parents & Siblings

  • Elias D Hershberger


  • Elisabeth Miller




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 12

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German or Jewish variant spelling of Herschberger .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joel Hershberges, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joel E Hershberger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joel E Hershberger, "United States Census, 1900"

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