When Levi Walter Yaggy was born in 1848, in Plainfield, Will, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Yaggy, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Pfister, was 41. He married Sarah Emilie Esher on 6 May 1875, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Wheatland Township, Will, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 18 October 1912, in Watkins Glen, Dix, Schuyler, New York, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.
Americanized form of German Däge, which is probably from a short form of any of the ancient Germanic personal names based on tac ‘day’, or of North German Dagge, which is from Middle Low German dagge ‘dagger, long knife’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of those.
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