Lydia M. Neff

6 May 1847–21 June 1926 (Age 79)
Humberstone, Welland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Lydia M.

When Lydia M. Neff was born on 6 May 1847, in Humberstone, Welland, Ontario, Canada, her father, Abraham Neff, was 27 and her mother, Mary Ann Burger, was 25. She married Benjamin Overholtz about 1869. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Milford, Seward, Nebraska Territory, United States in 1900 and Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 21 June 1926, in Beaver Crossing, Seward, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Milford, Seward, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Overholtz
1845–1923
Lydia M. Neff
1847–1926
Marriage: about 1869
Leffa Overholtz
1869–
Bessie Overholts
1895–
Obin Overholts
1872–1885
Owen M. Overholtz
1872–
Anna Leticia Overholtz
1874–1941
Mary Harriet Overholtz
1876–1940
Eva Overholtz
1878–
Mary Elizabeth Overholtz
1880–
Elma M Overholtz
1882–1950
George B Overholtz
1885–
George Overholts
1887–1909
Grace G Overholtz
1890–
Dollie Overholtz
1892–
Francis A Overholtz
1898–1991

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Overholtz

    Male1845–1923Male

    Female1847–1926Female

MARRIAGE
about 1869
children

(14)

    Leffa Overholtz

    Female1869–Female

    Obin Overholts

    Male1872–1885Male

    Owen M. Overholtz

    Male1872–Male

    Anna Leticia Overholtz

    Female1874–1941Female

    Mary Harriet Overholtz

    Female1876–1940Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Neff

    Male1820–1914Male

    Mary Ann Burger

    Female1821–1903Female

siblings

(11)

    Male1839–Male

    Susannah Neff

    Female1843–1923Female

    Male1844–1913Male

    Barbara Ann Neff

    Female1845–1936Female

    Female1847–1926Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Kansas-Nebraska Act is Passed

Age 7

On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 21

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 German and Swiss German: from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, rather like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage.2 Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Overhalts in household of Benjamin Overhalts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lydia M Overholts in household of Benjamin Overholts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lydia Overholtz in household of Benjamin Overholtz, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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