John Joseph Brickner

14 September 1878–24 June 1954 (Age 75)
Loudon Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Joseph

When John Joseph Brickner was born on 14 September 1878, in Loudon Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob A. Brickner, was 22 and his mother, Maria Magdalena Droll, was 21. He married Magdalena Hilger on 23 January 1923, in Seneca, Ohio, United States. He died on 24 June 1954, in Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Risdon, Washington Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States.

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John Joseph Brickner
Magdalena Hilger
Marriage: 23 January 1923

Spouse and Children

23 January 1923
Seneca, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob A. Brickner


    Maria Magdalena Droll




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish brik ‘bridge’ (altered by folk etymology in English-speaking countries as if derived from English brick) + the suffix -ner; possibly an ornamental name or an occupational name for a bridge keeper. Compare Bruckner .2 Altered spelling of German Brückner ( see Bruckner ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John J Brickner in household of Jacob Brickner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Brickner in household of Jacob Brickner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Brickner in household of Jacob Brickner, "United States Census, 1900"

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