Elizabeth Foutz

22 June 1797–25 August 1876 (Age 79)
Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Foutz was born on 22 June 1797, in Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Foutz, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Catherine Hinkle, was 26. She married Jacob Hess in 1816, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1849 and lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 25 August 1876, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Hess
Elizabeth Foutz
Marriage: 1816
Catherine Hess
Polly Jane Hess
Mary Ann Hess
John W. Hess
Sarah Hess
Ann Elizabeth Hess
Christina Hess
Harriett Hess
Lydiann Hess
David Hess
Alma Hess
Emma Elizabeth Hess

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1816Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 3
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 15
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 22
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Pfautz , a nickname for a puffing person.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Tender mercies

    Sources (54)

    • Elizabeth Hess, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Unknown in entry for Emma E. Barkdull, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Ann Fuller - birth: about 1790; Pennsylvania, United States

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