Seneca Cicero Breese

Male11 May 1811–11 September 1872

Brief Life History of Seneca Cicero

When Seneca Cicero Breese was born on 11 May 1811, in Elmira, Tioga, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Smith Breese, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 36. He lived in Madison Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 11 September 1872, in Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in West Aurora Cemetery, Aurora Township, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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Sources (3)

  • Seneca Bruce in household of Sigmun Bixby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Seneca G Breese, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Seneca C Bruce, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Age 7

Illinois is the 21st state.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (Montgomeryshire; also Norfolk): nickname for an irritating person, from Middle English brese ‘gadfly’ (Old English brēosa). See also Breeze , compare Breece .

German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Breese or Breesen, in Mecklenburg, Wendland (near Hanover), Brandenburg, and Pomerania. In some cases the placename is derived from a Slavic word meaning ‘birch’ (brěza in Old Slavic).

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

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