Nicholas Essenburg

10 August 1878–1 October 1914 (Age 36)
Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Nicholas

When Nicholas Essenburg was born on 10 August 1878, in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, "John" Jan Johannes Essenburg, was 28 and his mother, Mary Gerietje Margareta Van den Berg, was 28. He married Katherine Grees on 17 November 1901, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan Territory, United States in 1910. He died on 1 October 1914, in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Essenburg
Katherine Grees
Marriage: 17 November 1901
Marguerite Essenburg
Lavern Esther Essenburg
George J. Essenburgh
Mildred Kathryn Essenberg
Malcolm James Essenburgh

Spouse and Children

17 November 1901
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States



    Lavern Esther Essenburg



    Mildred Kathryn Essenberg


    Malcolm James Essenburgh


Parents and Siblings

    "John" Jan Johannes Essenburg


    Mary Gerietje Margareta Van den Berg




    George John Essenburg


    John A Essenburg


    Trientje Essenburg


    Dina Giuldina Gerritdina Essenburg Vinkemulder


    Klaas Essenburg


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 12

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Of Dutch or German origin, a habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps Dutch Essenbroek, named as ‘the marsh (Dutch broek) where the ash trees grow’. In the U.S. this name is found chiefly in MI.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nicolas Essenburg in household of Johannes Essenburg, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nicholas Essenburg, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nicholas Essenburg, „Michigan Births, 1867-1902“

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