Joseph N. Fordrescher

22 July 1861–21 October 1933 (Age 72)
Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph N.

When Joseph N. Fordrescher was born on 22 July 1861, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Fordrescher, was 31 and his mother, Magdalena Bodenschatz, was 23. He married Katherine B. Needham on 19 April 1883, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 21 October 1933, in his hometown, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bluff City Cemetery, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph N. Fordrescher
Katherine B. Needham
Marriage: 19 April 1883
Celeste M. Fordrescher
Catherine H. Fordrescher
Hazel Fordrescher

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1883Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 10
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    form of the biblical Hebrew name Yosef, meaning ‘(God) shall add (another son)’. This was borne by the favourite son of Jacob, whose brothers became jealous of him and sold him into slavery (Genesis 37). He was taken to Egypt, where he rose to become chief steward to Pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled to his brothers when they came to buy corn during a seven-year famine (Genesis 43–7). In the New Testament Joseph is the name of the husband of the Virgin Mary. It is also borne by a rich Jew, Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50; John 19:38), who took Jesus down from the Cross, wrapped him in a shroud, and buried him in a rock tomb. According to medieval legend, Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Britain. The name was uncommon in Britain in the Middle Ages but was revived in the mid 16th century and had become popular by the 1630s, remaining so ever since.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (20)

    • Joseph Fordrescher, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Joseph Fordrescher in entry for Frank J Clawson and Celeste Fordrescher, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Joseph N Fordrescher, "United States Census, 1920"

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