Minerva Yeoman

Fayette, Ohio, United States

The Life of Minerva

When Minerva Yeoman was born on 2 August 1836, in Fayette, Ohio, United States, her father, Stephen Bates Yeoman, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Smith, was 33. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with William P Hopkins. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Rensselaer, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Minerva Yeoman
William P Hopkins
Stephen E Hopkins
Emily E. Sayler

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  • Male1861–1881Male

  • Emily E. Sayler


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World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 24

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.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 31

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. status name, from Middle English yoman, yeman, used of an attendant of relatively high status in a noble household, ranking between a Sergeant and a Groom , or between a Squire and a Page . The word appears to derive from a compound of Old English geong ‘young’ + mann ‘man’. Later in the Middle English period it came to be used of a modest independent freeholder, and this latter sense may well lie behind some examples of the surname. 2. topographic name, an expanded form of Yeo .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Minervia A Hopkins in household of William P Hopkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minerva A Hopkins in household of William P Hopkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • 1900 United States Federal Census

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