John Bunyan Esch

7 August 1875–3 January 1954 (Age 78)
Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Bunyan

When John Bunyan Esch was born on 7 August 1875, in Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Adam Esch, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Glass, was 37. He married Susan E. Ricketts on 13 June 1900, in Flinton, Reade Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in White Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Chest Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 3 January 1954, in Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Bunyan Esch
Susan E. Ricketts
Marriage: 13 June 1900
Marie Esch
Robert Turner Esch
Ernest Ricketts Esch
Olean Esch
Florence Jean Esch
Wilma Esch

Spouse and Children


    Susan E. Ricketts


13 June 1900
Flinton, Reade Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Adam Esch


    Hannah Glass




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 2

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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

German:1. habitational name from any of several places named Esch, from Old High German asc ‘ash’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree. 2. from Middle High German ezzisch ‘seeded field’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an area where grain was grown or perhaps a status name for someone who owned such land.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Esch in household of Hannah Esch, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John H B Esch in household of Adam Esch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John B. Esch, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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