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Brixius Peter

Male 1848 - 1915


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  • Born  7 Jul 1848  Ensch, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 Jul 1915  Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Peter Brixius was born in the small town of Ensch, Rhineland, Germany. The reason for his coming to America is still a mystery. In Peter`s naturalization papers we find that there were two witnesses that may have come to America with him. Their names were Frank Kramer and William Wahl. His naturalization papers state that he had been in the US for 8 years and the date of the papers is March 27, 1879. Peter Brixius settled in the Elgin, Illinois area. He married Mary Dorthea Reiss a young women with a baby boy born out of wedlock. We see his kindness in his love for not only this young girl but also for a fatherless child. Peter and Mary came to Nebraska in the fall of 1879 or the spring of 1880. When they first came they lived in the Creston area. After a short time they moved to a farm north west of Creston and this is were my grandfather was born and raised. Casper Brixius shared with his family an interesting story about Peter. Peter and the boys went on horse back to Montana to round up wild horses. They brought the horses back and took them to Omaha to sell to the US Army. We have no actual record of where Peter was buried, but according to the family he was buried beside Mary in the cemetery in Leigh, Nebraska. EMIGRATION RECORDS FOUND: ` Emigration records from Trier region` by Josef Mergen Peter Brixius, born July 7,1849 in Ensch, Germany, age 22, emigrated Feb.28,1871.
    Person ID  I4095  Walden Family | Brixius
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2007 

    Father  Brixius Matthias,   b. 29 Dec 1818, Ensch, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Thul Barbara,   b. 11 Oct 1821, Ensch, Rhineland, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Feb 1846 
    Family ID  F0240  Group Sheet

    Family  Reiss Mary Dorthea,   b. 15 Dec 1855, Aurora, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1909, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Oct 1876 
    Children 
     1. Brixius Charles Jacob Stricker,   b. Aug.,1875, Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Brixius Barbara,   b. Dec. 25,1879, Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1932, Creston, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Brixius Rosa,   b. 04 Jul 1879, Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Brixius John Jacob,   b. 1881, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. April 17 , 1891, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Brixius Henry,   b. 30 May 1883, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1951, Creston, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Brixius Nicholas,   b. 20 Dec 1885, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1942, Grant, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Brixius Casper Balzier,   b. 29 Oct 1887, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1971, Alliance, Box Butte, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Brixius George,   b. 27 Sep 1889, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1972, Lineville, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Brixius William,   b. 20 Jul 1891, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1966, Alliance, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Brixius Harry,   b. 20 Oct 1893, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1941, Leigh, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Brixius Elizabeth,   b. 1895
    Last Modified  8 May 2010 
    Family ID  F0513  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ensch Germany Birth place of Peter Brixius
    Ensch Germany Birth place of Peter Brixius
    Brixius, Peter
    Brixius, Peter

    Documents
    Brixius -- Peter Brixius and Mary Reiss marriage license
    Brixius -- Peter Brixius and Mary Reiss marriage license
    Brixius, Peter death certificate
    Brixius, Peter death certificate

    Headstones
    Peter and Mary Reiss Brixius
    Peter and Mary Reiss Brixius
    Grave Stone of Peter and Mary Dorthea Reiss Brixius in the Leigh Cemetery in Leigh, Colfax Co., Nebraska. This cemetery plot has four graves Peter, Mary, and two of their young children.

    Recordings

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    Brixius, Peter 1880 in Platte Co., Nebraska
    Brixius, Peter 1880 in Platte Co., Nebraska
    Brixius, Peter 1900 in Platte Co., Nebraska
    Brixius, Peter 1900 in Platte Co., Nebraska
    Brixius, Peter and Son's 1910 in Stanton Co., Nebraska
    Brixius, Peter and Son's 1910 in Stanton Co., Nebraska
    Son's William, Casper, and Harry, George was not listed on the census, but he was living with his father.


  

  

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