Mary Brees


Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Brees was born in 1817, in Basking Ridge, Bernards Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, Silas Gildersleeve Breese, was 33 and her mother, Mary Bennett, was 33. She died in 1879, at the age of 62.

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Silas Gildersleeve Breese
Mary Bennett
Minard Brees
Nancy Brees
Ira Brees
Zopher G Brees
Lewis Breese
William Brees
Mary Brees
Nancy Breese
Ira L. Breese
Ulyses Breese
Achilles Breese
Mary Matilda Breese

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 3

    On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.


    Age 18

    A strike involving more than 2,000 workers from 20 textile mills in Paterson, New Jersey. Many of those involved were children, Irish, or both. The primary goal of the strike was to reduce the daily working hours from 13.5 to 11. Employers refused to negotiate, but the strike ended with a declaration that the workdays would now be 12 hours during the week and 9 hours on Saturdays. Paterson employers also blacklisted many of the strike leaders and their families.

    Name Meaning

    Flemish: from a vernacular form of the personal name Brictius (see Brice ).

    English: variant of Breese .

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

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