Clara Bruske Or Brieske

Female1 March 1889–August 1966

Brief Life History of Clara

When Clara Bruske Or Brieske was born on 1 March 1889, in New Zealand, her father, Fredrick Hermann Brieske, was 38 and her mother, Mathilde Augusta Feld Kargus, was 33. She married John Herbert Norman in 1916, in New Zealand. She died in August 1966, at the age of 77.

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John Herbert Norman
Clara Bruske Or Brieske
Marriage: 1916

Sources (1)

  • Clara Brieske, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1916New Zealand
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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

    1896 · National Council of Women

    Age 7

    The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.


    Age 25

    Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Otto.

    German (also Brüske): variant of Brüschke, a diminutive of Brüsch ‘heather, broom, brushwood’ (see Bruesch ).

    Germanized form of Sorbian Brozk and Brozka: from a pet form of the personal name Broz(a), a vernacular short form of Latin Ambrosius (see Ambrose ).

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

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