Ferdinand John Buchsbaum

Brief Life History of Ferdinand John

When Ferdinand John Buchsbaum was born on 4 November 1877, in Newark Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Buchsbaum, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Zimmer, was 26. He married Anna Xariffa Smith on 15 April 1903, in Georgetown, Kent, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Phillipsburg, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1930. In 1912, at the age of 34, his occupation is listed as worked as a foreman for pennsylvania railroad. He died on 23 July 1948, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 70.

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Ferdinand John Buchsbaum
Anna Xariffa Smith
Marriage: 15 April 1903
Elizabeth Mary Buchsbaum
William Douglas Buchsbaum

Sources (8)

  • Ferdinand Buchsbaum in household of Eliza Buchsbaum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Buchsbaum, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Ferdinand J Buchsbaum, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"

World Events (8)

1878 · Early Settlers Arrive in Mesa

George W. Sirrine, Charles I. Robson, Charles Crismon, and Francis M. Pomeroy broke ahead of the Mesa Company to determine the permanent location for the new settlers. They arrived to Ft. Utah in Arizona on December 1877. The remainder of the nine families of the Mesa Company arrived on February 14, 1878. The company moved five miles upstream to utilize an ancient canal. The townsite was known as Mesa City.



1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Yael.

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a box tree, from Middle High German buhs (see Buchs ) + boum ‘tree’.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Buchsbaum ‘box tree’ (see 1 above).

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

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