Joseph Requa

1811–1886 (Age 75)
Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Requa was born in 1811, in Westchester, New York, United States, his father, Glode Requa, was 43 and his mother, Judith Comb, was 40. He married Jane Ackerman about 1844, in Long Island City, Queens, New York, United States. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1886, in Mount Pleasant, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Requa
Eliza Ackerman
Schuyler Requa
George W Requa
Mary J Requa
Eleanor Eliza Requa

Spouse and Children


    Eliza Ackerman




    Schuyler Requa


    George W Requa


    Mary J Requa


    Eleanor Eliza Requa


Parents and Siblings

    Glode Requa


    Judith Comb




    Gilbert Requa


    George Requa


    Minard Requa


    James Requa


    Austin Requa


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · 67 Streets in Brooklyn By 1819

Age 8

A village map dated April 8, 1819 shows sixty seven streets. The widest streets measured 60 feet wide while the narrowest street, Doughty Street, measured 20 feet wide.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 21

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Ricward, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + ward ‘guardian’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Requa, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Requa, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Joseph Requa, "New York State Census, 1855"

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