Lydia Swoveland

about 1837–
Holmes, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Swoveland was born about 1837, in Holmes, Ohio, United States, her father, Michael Swoveland, was 45 and her mother, Elisabeth Wertz, was 38. She married John S. Eby on 15 February 1872. She lived in Union Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 10 years.

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John S. Eby
Lydia Swoveland
Marriage: 15 February 1872

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15 February 1872

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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 4

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 23

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.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 31

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

Americanized form of German Schwabeland, a regional name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben; see Schwab ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Swoverland in household of Michael Swoverland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia Swoveland in household of Michel Swoveland, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Swoveland, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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