Catherine Giek

12 May 1849–18 May 1914 (Age 65)
Noble Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Giek was born on 12 May 1849, in Noble Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States, her father, Johann Georg Giek, was 41 and her mother, Anna M. Wolf, was 34. She married Joseph Stokes Brazington on 25 February 1882, in Wabash, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 18 May 1914, at the age of 65, and was buried in Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Joseph Stokes Brazington
Catherine Giek
Marriage: 25 February 1882
Anna Inza Brazington

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25 February 1882
Wabash, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 18

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

German: probably a variant spelling of Giek, from Middle High German giege ‘fool’, ‘bewitched person’, or a variant of Gick , which appears to be related in meaning.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Kate Geik, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Kate Geik, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Kate Geik, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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