John Bockoven

26 November 1812–13 April 1890 (Age 77)
Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John

When John Bockoven was born on 26 November 1812, in Morris, New Jersey, United States, his father, George Bockoven, was 25 and his mother, Mary Smith, was 22. He married Cynthia Brees on 23 July 1834, in Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Morris Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Mendham, Morris, New Jersey, United States in 1880. He died on 13 April 1890, in Bernards Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Bernardsville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bockoven
Cynthia Brees
Marriage: 23 July 1834
Caroline Van Ardsdale Bockoven
Sarah Elizabeth Bockhoven
Rosa Josephine Bockoven
Harriet Adeline Bockoven
Mary Emma Bockoven

Spouse and Children


    Cynthia Brees


23 July 1834
Morris, New Jersey, United States



    Sarah Elizabeth Bockhoven


    Rosa Josephine Bockoven


    Harriet Adeline Bockoven



Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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 8

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 21

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

Name Meaning

German: see Bockover .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Bockoven in household of Isaac Reeves, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Bockoved, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Bockoven, "United States Census, 1850"

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