Barbary J Dickerhoff

1835–1892 (Age 57)
Summit, Green Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Barbary J

When Barbary J Dickerhoff was born about 1835, in Summit, Green Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, her father, Israel Dickerhoof, was 35 and her mother, Catherine Buchtel, was 34. She married Gardner Brooks on 1 June 1856, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Osolo Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Sylvan Township, Osceola, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1892, at the age of 57.

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Barbary J Dickerhoff
Gardner Brooks
Marriage: 1 June 1856
Martha Jane Brooks
Katherine A. Brooks
Charles R Brooks

Spouse & Children

1 June 1856
Elkhart, Indiana, United States


  • Martha Jane Brooks


  • Katherine A. Brooks


  • Charles R Brooks


Parents & Siblings

  • Israel Dickerhoof


  • Female1801–1858Female



World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 16

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

Dutch or North German: habitational name from a farm named Dickerhoff, from Middle Low German dīk ‘dike’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’, ‘court’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Barby J Brooks in household of Gardner Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Barbary Brooks in household of [illegible] Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Barbary Dickerhof in household of Israel Dickerhof, "United States Census, 1850"

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