John Jacob Braegger

Brief Life History of John Jacob

When John Jacob Braegger was born on 10 February 1872, in Hemberg, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, his father, Abraham Brägger, was 28 and his mother, Salome Brunner, was 33. He married Alice Dorella Sessions on 31 August 1898, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Liberty, Weber, Utah, United States in 1920 and Goshen, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 24 January 1949, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Goshen, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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John Jacob Braegger
Alice Dorella Sessions
Marriage: 31 August 1898
Ida Braegger
Illa Fern John

Sources (67)

  • John J Braegger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Jacob Braegger, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • John Jacob Bragger, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Idaho is the 43rd state.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Swiss German (Brägger): habitational name for someone from Bräg in Toggenburg district. Compare Bragger .

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

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