Margarethe Elizabeth Brust

1870–April 1953 (Age 83)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Margarethe Elizabeth

When Margarethe Elizabeth Brust was born in 1870, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Brust, was 41 and her mother, Barbara Wilhelm, was 35. She married John Frederick Herm Fesg on 29 November 1885. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 5 years and The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. She died in April 1953, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

John Frederick Herm Fesg
1864–1922
Margarethe Elizabeth Brust
1870–1953
Marriage: 29 November 1885
David John Fesg
1887–
Elizabeth Catharine Fesq
1889–
Julia Henrietta Fesg
1892–
Madeline Henriette Fesq
1892–
Josephene Christina Fesq
1894–
John Fritz Henry Fesq
1896–
Edward Julius Fesq
1903–1967

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 November 1885
Manhattan, New York, New York
children

(7)

    David John Fesg

    Male1887–Male

    Elizabeth Catharine Fesq

    Female1889–Female

    Julia Henrietta Fesg

    Female1892–Female

    Madeline Henriette Fesq

    Female1892–Female

    Josephene Christina Fesq

    Female1894–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Brust

    Male1829–Male

    Barbara Wilhelm

    Female1835–Female

siblings

(6)

    Wilhelmine Brust

    Female1864–Female

    Christina Brust

    Female1867–1930Female

    Female1870–1953Female

    Joseph Brust

    Male1874–1884Male

    Female1876–1947Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 0

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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

1 German: from Middle High German brust ‘chest’, ‘breast’; also ‘vest’, presumably a nickname for someone with a particularly broad chest or alternatively for the wearer of a distinctive upper garment.2 Swiss German: topographic name for someone living near a down-fault in a mountain range, probably a crevasse, from Brust, a noun derivative of bresten ‘to burst’.3 French: from Old French brost ‘shoot’, ‘young growth’. Morlet suggests this is a topographic name for someone who lived by an area of low growth suitable for grazing.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret E Fesq in household of Edward B Derenthal, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret Fesq in household of Fred Wolf, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Maggie Brust in household of Joseph Brust, "United States Census, 1880"

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