Elizabeth Breece

about 1822–
Posey, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Breece was born about 1822, in Posey, Indiana, United States, her father, James Brees, was 41 and her mother, Lucretia Culley, was 38. She married George Dunn on 15 September 1842, in Posey, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

George Dunn
Elizabeth Breece
Marriage: 15 September 1842
Sarah A. Dunn
Willima J. Dunn
David Dunn
Ellen Dunn
Viola Jane Dunn

Spouse and Children

15 September 1842
Posey, Indiana, United States


    Sarah A. Dunn


    Willima J. Dunn


    David Dunn


    Ellen Dunn


    Viola Jane Dunn


Parents and Siblings

    James Brees





    Fanny Breese


    Alpheus Breece


    George Washington Breece


    David Breece


    John Breece


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 3

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 34

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English or German Breese or Welsh Preece .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Mc Elroy in household of Zachariah Mc Elroy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Dunn in household of Geo Dunn, "United States Census, 1850"

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