Ellen Brake

1843–
Madison Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Brake was born in 1843, in Madison Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States, her father, C. H. Brake, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Miller, was 29.

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Family Time Line

C. H. Brake
1810–
Margaret Miller
1814–1870
Sarah Jane Brake
1838–1918
Elizabeth Brake
1841–
Ellen Brake
1843–
Abraham Brake
1845–
Nancy Brake
1847–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Sarah Jane Brake

    Female1838–1918Female

    Elizabeth Brake

    Female1841–Female

    Female1843–Female

    Abraham Brake

    Male1845–Male

    Female1847–Female

World Events (3)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 17

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a clump of bushes or by a patch of bracken. Brake ‘thicket’ and brake ‘bracken’ were homonyms in Middle English. The first is from Old English bracu; the second is by folk etymology from northern Middle English braken, -en being taken as a plural ending. After the words had fallen together, their senses also became confused.2 North German: habitational name from any of several places so named, notably the town on the Weser, or a topographic name from Middle Low German brāk ‘clearing’, ‘coppice’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Ellen Brake - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Ellen Brake

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