Elemina Behny

November 1843–
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elemina

When Elemina Behny was born in November 1843, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Behney, was 34 and her mother, Marrie Beucher, was 32. She married Michael Moyer on 17 February 1867, in Jonestown, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Bethel Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Porter Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920.

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Michael Moyer
Elemina Behny
Marriage: 17 February 1867

Spouse and Children

17 February 1867
Jonestown, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 20

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 32

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Benney .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elemina Behny in household of Jacob Behny, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elmina Moyer in household of Michael Moyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elemina Behny, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

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