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Abraham Zerfass
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1772
Death: Dec. 17, 1837

The parents of Abraham were Adam and Elizabeth Zerfass. They came from Germany when they were quite young. The former was born in 1742, and the latter was born Feb 11, 1746. Adam was a Captain in the Revolutionary army and was in the battle of Germantown and Brandywine, and after the close of the war of Independence he was engaged in fighting the Indians. Adam, and Elizabeth died in Pennsylvania, in the early part of the present century.
Abraham Zerfass and Hannah Kanause, were married the 19th of April, 1802, and came to Steuben county, now Livingston county, and located at Dansville in 1813. Here they followed farming until they died, the former Dec. 17, 1837, and the latter Feb. 4, 1845. They had twelve children as follows: Elizabeth (dead,) George, our subject, Hannah, (dead,) Abraham, (dead,) Mary, (living,) Saloma, (dead,) John (living,) Vienna, (living,) Lydia, (dead,) Margaret (living,) Henry (living,) and Anna, (dead.) Six of these children are yet living and residing near Dansville, except Mary now residing in Wisconsin.
Seepage 204:
Smith, James H., History of Livingston County, New York, (D. Mason and Co.: Syracuse, N.Y., 1881):
Family links: 
  Johann Adam Zerfass (1742 - 1806)
  Maria Elizabeth Shafer Zerfass (1746 - 1800)
  Hannah Knause Zerfass (1783 - 1845)
  Elizabeth Zerfass Hartman (1803 - 1845)*
  George Zerfass (1805 - 1882)*
  Hannah Zerfass Driesbach (1807 - 1869)*
  Abraham Zerfoss (1809 - 1855)*
  Maria Zerfass Whetstone (1811 - 1882)*
  Lydia Zerfass Kiehle (1812 - 1855)*
  John Zerfass (1816 - 1893)*
  Vienna Zerfass Knouse (1818 - 1882)*
  Lydia Zerfass (1821 - ____)*
  Margaret Zerfass Bailor (1823 - 1896)*
  Henry Zerfass (1826 - 1894)*
  Anna Zerfass (1829 - 1836)*
  Anna Maria Zerfass Waltman (1768 - 1832)*
  Abraham Zerfass (1772 - 1837)
  Maria Zerfass Fullmer (1775 - 1846)*
  Joseph George Zerfass (1778 - 1778)*
  Maria Magdelina Zerfass (1780 - 1786)*
  Susannah Zerfass Fullmer (1783 - 1856)*
  Maria Sara Zerfass (1791 - 1806)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: husband of Hannah Knause
Green Mount Cemetery
Livingston County
New York, USA
Created by: Andrew Burdett
Record added: Dec 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23656379
Abraham Zerfass
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Abraham Zerfass
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- rubylaurie
 Added: Jul. 25, 2016
may he rest in peace. does anyone know ho wthe Zerfass family and the Serfass{or Searfoss} familys connect? If you do, please send it to me at I'm doing this for my Mom, and I really do not want to disappoint her.
- kck
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014

- Troll'sBridge
 Added: Jun. 8, 2013

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