Susan R Wright or Reicht

7 January 1859–22 December 1894 (Age 35)
Darmstadt, Starkenburg, Hesse, Germany

The Life of Susan R

Susan R Wright or Reicht was born on 7 January 1859, in Darmstadt, Starkenburg, Hesse, Germany. She married Bade Johann Junge or Young on 8 February 1880, in Buchanan, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 22 December 1894, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bade Johann Junge or Young
Susan R Wright or Reicht
Marriage: 8 February 1880
William Henry Young
John Arthur Young
Leroy C A Young
Harry Martin Young
Gladys Marguerite Young

Spouse and Children

8 February 1880
Buchanan, Iowa, United States


World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 8

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 11

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johanne Susanne Wright in entry for Harry Martin Jung, "Iowa, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1837-1987"
  • Johanne Susanne Wright in entry for Harry Martin Jung, "Iowa, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1837-1987"
  • Susan Reit in entry for Wilhelm Heinrich Junge, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"

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