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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John Frederick Herm Fesg
Margarethe Elizabeth Brust
Marriage: 29 November 1885
David John Fesg
Elizabeth Catharine Fesq
Julia Henrietta Fesg
Madeline Henriette Fesq
Josephene Christina Fesq
John Fritz Henry Fesq
Edward Julius Fesq

Spouse and Children

29 November 1885
Manhattan, New York, New York


    David John Fesg


    Elizabeth Catharine Fesq


    Julia Henrietta Fesg


    Madeline Henriette Fesq


    Josephene Christina Fesq


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Brust


    Barbara Wilhelm




    Wilhelmine Brust


    Christina Brust



    Joseph Brust



+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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