John Joseph Hardenbrook

25 February 1845–18 October 1929 (Age 84)
Fletcher, Miami, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Joseph

When John Joseph Hardenbrook was born on 25 February 1845, in Fletcher, Miami, Ohio, United States, his father, Ralph M Hardenbrook, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Reeder, was 26. He married Mary A. Gessells on 10 January 1867, in Putnam, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Columbus Grove, Putnam, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Columbus Grove, Pleasant Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 18 October 1929, in Manatee, Manatee, Florida, United States, at the age of 84.

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John Joseph Hardenbrook
Mary A. Gessells
Marriage: 10 January 1867
Henry Hardenbrook
Harry Gessells Hardenbrook
Jesse Ewing Hardenbrook
Anna E. Hardenbrook

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10 January 1867
Putnam, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 2

A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 22

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hardenbruch, a topographic name from Middle High German hart ‘firm ground’, ‘pasture’ + bruch ‘low lying, swampy land’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Hardenbrook in household of Ralph Hardenbrook, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John J Hardenbrick in household of Ralph Hardenbrick, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John J Hardenbrook, "United States Census, 1900"

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