Clara Hedwig Brickman

1893–15 October 1979 (Age 86)
Lafayette, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Clara Hedwig

When Clara Hedwig Brickman was born in 1893, in Lafayette, Linn, Iowa, United States, her father, Friedrich Wilhelm Brickmann, was 41 and her mother, Pauline Rachui, was 39. She married Helmuth Joachim Westendorf on 2 December 1915. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Oran, Fayette, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Franklin Township, Bremer, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 October 1979, in Waverly, Bremer, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Oran, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Helmuth Joachim Westendorf
Clara Hedwig Brickman
Marriage: 2 December 1915
Ervin Robert Westendorf
Edwin Freidrich Albert Westendorf
Esther Pauline Sophia Westendorf
Lavern Heinrich Lee Westendorf
Irene Westendorf
Donna Genevieve Westendorf
Kenneth Westendorf

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1915
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 20
    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 23
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 981;2007: 1720; 2010: 2230)Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Isadore, Avrohom, Chaya, Hyman, Meyer.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish brik ‘bridge’ (altered by folk etymology in English-speaking countries as if derived from English brick) + man ‘man’; possibly an artificial name or an occupational name for a bridgekeeper. Compare Bruckman .

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Clara Brielsueem in entry for Donna Genevieve Bertha Laura Westendorf, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
    • Clara Brakeman in household of Brakeman, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Clara Brickmann, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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