Margaret Barbara Dreesen

26 August 1874–11 May 1955 (Age 80)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Margaret Barbara

When Margaret Barbara Dreesen was born on 26 August 1874, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Frank Dreesen, was 24 and her mother, Anna Sibilia Schumacher, was 22. She married Johann D Marx on 11 September 1894. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Berry, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died on 11 May 1955, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Johann D Marx
Margaret Barbara Dreesen
Marriage: 11 September 1894
Pvt. John Peter Marx
Frank Marx
Cecelia Marx
Anthony Marx
Anna Catherine Marx
Amalia Marx
Mary Marx
Caroline Marx
Joseph Edward Marx

Spouse and Children

11 September 1894


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Dreesen


    Anna Sibilia Schumacher




    Peter Dreesen



    Charles Dresen


    Anthony Jerry Dresen


    Mathias Dresen


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 9

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

North German: patronymic from the personal name Drees .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maggie B Marx in household of J D Marx, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margretta Marx in household of John Marx, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Marx in household of John Marx, "United States Census, 1940"

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