John Jacob Fox

25 July 1832–25 February 1911 (Age 78)

The Life of John Jacob

When John Jacob Fox was born on 25 July 1832, in Germany, his father, Henry Fox, was 19 and his mother, Catherine Stinger, was 23. He married Margarreta Wise on 18 April 1865, in Wyandot, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ridge Township, Wyandot, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Ohio, United States in 1911. He died on 25 February 1911, in Crawford, Wyandot, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Crawford, Wyandot, Ohio, United States.

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John Jacob Fox
Margarreta Wise
Marriage: 18 April 1865
William H. Fox
Francis Fox
John Edward Fox
Martha Fox
George Augustus Fox
Ernest David Fox
Mary Emma Fox
Barbara C. Fox
Lawrence Leroy Fox
Margaret Luella Fox

Spouse and Children

18 April 1865
Wyandot, Ohio, United States


    William H. Fox



    John Edward Fox



    George Augustus Fox


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Catherine Stinger




World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 4

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 28

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the animal, Middle English, Old English fox. It may have denoted a cunning individual or been given to someone with red hair or for some other anecdotal reason. This relatively common and readily understood surname seems to have absorbed some early examples of less transparent surnames derived from the Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ ( see Tinney ).3 Jewish (American): translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Fuchs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Fox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Fox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Fox in household of Henry Fox, "United States Census, 1880"

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