Minerva J. Midkiff

Female17 September 1850–14 July 1921

Brief Life History of Minerva J.

When Minerva J. Midkiff was born on 17 September 1850, in Virginia, United States, her father, Mathias Midkiff, was 45 and her mother, Susan Lacy, was 43. She married George Edward Roland on 17 February 1867, in Hancock, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 14 July 1921, in Jackson Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Simmons Cemetery, Jackson Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Roland
Minerva J. Midkiff
Marriage: 17 February 1867
Ida May Roland
Lenards S Rowlen
Olive Rowland
Oscar Freeman Roland
Edgar Joseph Roland
Jesse Roland
Raymond Roland
Grace Roland
Lillian Roland

Sources (23)

  • Menewa Midkiff in household of Mathias Midkeff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Minnie Midkoff, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Minerva J Roland, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1867Hancock, Indiana, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 11

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 20

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Mittelkauff, an occupationalname for a broker or middleman, from Middle High German mittel‘middle’ + kauf ‘purchase’. Compare Middlekauff .

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

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