Emanuel Brecht

Male 1820 - 1896  (75 years)


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  • Name Emanuel Brecht 
    Born 3 Aug 1820  Rheinsheim, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations 1 Jul 1863  Lenox Township, Iowa, Iowa, United State Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Feb 1896  , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Funeral 22 Feb 1896  Watkins, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _FSFTID MQB1-97W 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=MQB1-97W 
    Buried 22 Feb 1896  [1
    Person ID I2218  Tarbert - Waldo
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2015 

    Father Franz Stephan Brecht 
    Mother Anna Barbara Zimmermann 
    Family ID F779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Karolina Rothenberger,   b. 30 Mar 1821, Rheinsheim, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1911, Saint Clair Township, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1845  Rheinsheim, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • International Genealogical Index Batch Number 7324910 Sheet 68 Source Call No.: 0822883 FHL Film
    Children 
     1. George A. Brecht,   b. 13 Aug 1856, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1863, Lenox Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1896 - , , Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • CENSUS: 1895 Iowa State Census, Lenox Township, Iowa County, Iowa, page 3, FHL Film # 1020364
      Emanuel Brecht, 74 (1821), M, Married, Germany, parents foreign birth, Retired, Catholic, *
      M Caroline , 73 (1821), F, , Germany, parents foreign birth, Keeping house, Catholic
      *Entitled to vote at general elections.
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      1880 Census, Lenox Township, Iowa County, Iowa, enumeration district 200, dwelling 83, family 83, taken 15 June 1880, FHL Film # 1254345 (NA Film # T9-0345) page # 127C and or 11.
      Brecht Emanual, W, M, 59 (1821), , Married, Farmer, Baden, Baden, Baden
      Caroline, W, F, 59 (1821), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Baden, Baden, Baden
      Note: Mathias and Matilde (Gossman) Maag lives next door dwelling 84, family 84.
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      1870 Census, Lenox Township, Iowa County, Iowa, dwelling 66, family 66, taken 17 September 1870, page # 10, View online @ Ancestry.com,
      Briack Emanual, 50 (1820), M, W, Farmer, *, Prussia, parents foreign birth, **
      Mary C, 49 (1821), F, W, Keeping House, Prussia, parents foreign birth,
      *Value of Real Estate $7000, Value of Personal Estate $2985
      **Male citizens of United States of 21 years of age and upwards.
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      1860 Census, Lenox Township, Iowa County, Iowa, dwelling 1114, family 1155, taken 6 August 1860, page # 167, View online @ Ancestry.com,
      Emanuel Britch, 40 (1820), M, Farmer, *, Baden
      Caroline , 39 (1821), F , Baden
      George A , 4 (1856), M, Ohio
      *Value of Real Estate $1600, Value of Personal Estate $300

      BIRTH: International Genealogical Index - Batch # 7324909 Sheet 16 Source Call # 822883 FHL film Note: St. Michael's Cemetery in Norway, Benton, Iowa has 2 Aug 1820 and IGI has 3 Aug 1820 (everything written in German)

      DEATH: I get to the courthouse again I will check with the recorder and see if the material about 'Brecht Emanuel (Foreign)' is still there. I know some of the older books were removed at one time.
      I checked the three cemeteries in that area and could not find a Brecht burial. Since Lenox Twp. is next to Benton Co and close to Norway, IA. I found in St. Michael's Cemetery a lot of Brecht burials. There is dates for both Emanuel and Caroline.
      Emanuel, (everything written in German) with dates of 2 Aug. 1820 - 20 Feb 1896 and
      Caroline M Rothenberger, frau of Emanuel, with dates of 20 Mar. 1821 - 20 Dec. 1911. Email from Netha Meyer (netha@avalon.net) May 1 2006 - 4:26pm (IAgenWeb Project Assistant County Coordinator for Iowa County)



      DEATH: I get to the courthouse again I will check with the recorder and see if the material about 'Brecht Emanuel (Foreign)' is still there. I know some of the older books were removed at one time.
      I checked the three cemeteries in that area and could not find a Brecht burial. Since Lenox Twp. is next to Benton Co and close to Norway, IA. I found in St. Michael's Cemetery a lot of Brecht burials. There is dates for both Emanuel and Caroline. Emanuel, (everything written in German) with dates of 2 Aug. 1820 [Geb[oren] in Großherzogtum Baden - Translated: Born in the Grand Dutchy Baden - 20 Feb 1896 [Moge Seine Seele in Frieden Ruhen, Amen] Translated: May his soul rest in peace, Amen. Caroline M Rothenberger, frau [wife] of Emanuel, with dates of 20 Mar. 1821 [Geb in Großherzogtum Baden ]- 20 Dec. 1911. Email from Netha Meyer (netha@avalon.net) May 1 2006 - 4:26pm (IAgenWeb Project Assistant County Coordinator for Iowa County). German found on a Message Board for Brecht (http://boards.ancestry.myfamily.com/surnames.brecht/106/mb.ashx) Title: "Brecht Gravestones in Norway, Iowa" posted 10 May 2005 by Lanica K. She found about 120 headstone with Brecht. She noted that Tomestones with the same grouping letter are shared headstones. She asigned both Caroline and Emanuel with "AL". This would indicate that they were shared headstones.

      ORDINANCES: Baptism, Endowment & Sealing to Parents - IGI Batch Number 7324909 Sheet 16, FHL # 0822883



      BIOGRAPHY: .....When a lad of thirteen years, Mathias Maag, and his brother David, two years older, ran away from their uncle's, going over into Iowa county. Mathias worked the following for his board, finding a home with a good man, Emanuel Brecht......... When Mr. Maag ran away from his uncle he took up his residence with Emanuel Brecht, who was his wife's uncle. In 1895, Mr. and Mrs. Brecht, who were both in poor health, Mrs. Brecht suffering with a cancer of the tongue, came to make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Maag. Mr. Brecht died four months later, but Mrs. Brecht, who was cured of the cancer, is still living at the Maag home and in her old age is now being repaid for the kindness shown Mr. Maag as a small boy. Mrs. Brecht is now eighty-nine years old. Mr. Maag is administrator of the Brecht
      See Mathias Maag notes for full Biography
      Title: History of Benton County, Iowa. From materials in the public archives, the Iowa Historical Society's collection, the newspapers and data of personal interviews, also containing sketches of representative men.      Author: Hill, Luther B., ed. Publisher: Chicago: The Lewis publishing company     
      Date Original      [19--] Object Description      2 v. : ill. : 28 cm.      Volume 2
      On-line @ http://ddr.lib.drake.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/isu-ch&CISOPTR=3

    U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations:
    • Schedule II - Consolidated List of all persons of Class II comprise all other persons subject to do miltary duty. , subject to do military duty in the 4th Congressional District. Jun-Jul 1863. Residence - Lenox Township, Brecht Emanuel, Age ( 1st July 1863) 43, White, Farmer, Germany. Note: Class 1 comprises all persons subject to do military duty between the ages of twent and thirty-five years, and all unmarried persons subject to do military duty above the age of thirty-five years and under the age of forty-five. Ancestry.com 1863-1865 U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations

    Funeral:

    • Watkins Items, Feb. 24
      Emanuel Brecht, an old and respected citizen living south of town died last Thursday. The funeral took place Saturday at the residence of Mathias Maag, Rev Leursman officiating. The deceased had accumulated a large fortune and leaves a widow but no children. ......
      Valentine Rothenburger a former citizen of Iowa county, was here attending the funeral of E. Brecht, his brother-in-law. Mr. R. lives at Iowa Falls.

  • Sources 
    1. [S81] Iowa, Benton, Vinton - The Vinton Eagle (Newspaper), Iowa. Vinton., "Watkins Items, Feb 24," Feb. 28, 1896, p. 5; digital images. (Reliability: 3).
      Watkins Items, Feb. 24
      Emanuel Brecht, an old and repected citzen living south of town died last Thursday. The funeral took place Saturday at the residence of Mathias Maag, Rev Leursman officiating. The deceased had accumulated a large fortune and leaves a widow but no children. ...... Valentine Rothenburger a former citzen of Iowa county, was here attending the funeral of E. Brecht, his brother-in-law. Mr. R. lives at Iowa Falls.