Peter Bernard Birong

1 February 1812–6 May 1898 (Age 86)
Grevenmacher, Luxembourg

The Life of Peter Bernard

When Peter Bernard Birong was born on 1 February 1812, in Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, his father, Heinrich Henricus Birong, was 31 and his mother, Marie Johana Jeanne Harsch, was 24. He married Elizabeth Rheinart about 1849. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 6 May 1898, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Peter Bernard Birong
Elizabeth Rheinart
Marriage: about 1849
Benjamin Bernard Frederick Birong
Phillip Birong
Mary Anna Birong
Peter Bernard Birong
Conrad Bernhard Birong
Elizabeth Birong
Nicholas Birong
Joseph Conrad Birong
Margaret Agnes Birong

Spouse and Children

about 1849


    Benjamin Bernard Frederick Birong


    Phillip Birong



    Peter Bernard Birong



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Johann Baptiste Birong


    Maria Birong


    Mathius Birong


    Susanne Birong



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 21

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 French: habitational name from any of the places called Biron, in Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, and Basses Pyrénées. The Latin form of the name is Biriacum, from a Gaulish personal name Birius + the locative suffix -acum.2 English: variant spelling of Byron .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Peter Bering, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peter Birong, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Petri Birong in entry for Michaelem Taonessa and Elisabeth Birong, "Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925"

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