Margery Ann Ercanbrack

1829–1886 (Age 57)
Fonda, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York, United States

The Life of Margery Ann

When Margery Ann Ercanbrack was born on 12 February 1829, in Fonda, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York, United States, her father, Philip J Erckenbrack, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Wemple, was 19. She married William H. Read on 14 November 1848, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Turtle, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and La Prairie, Rock, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 April 1886, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin Territory, United States.

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Margery Ann Ercanbrack
William H. Read
Marriage: 14 November 1848
Martha Elizabeth Read
George W. Read
John Read
Sarah Louise Read
William Arthur Read
Mary Read
Jennie Read
Thornton Read

Spouse & Children

14 November 1848
Rock, Wisconsin, United States


  • Martha Elizabeth Read


  • George W. Read


  • John Read


  • Female1855–1914Female

  • William Arthur Read


+3 More Children

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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Treaty of the Cedars

Age 7

Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Erkenbrecht, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements erkan ‘pure’, ‘perfect’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Malissa Erckenback in household of Philip J Erckenback, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marcia Read in household of Wm H Read, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margery N Reed in household of William H Reed, "United States Census, 1880"

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