Descendants of Jean-Baptist Brack
(Provided by Marlene Ricci - firstname.lastname@example.org 5/7/97)
On July 5, 1810 Jean-Baptist BRACK was born in Watrange, Canton Harlange,
Luxembourg, the son of Jean Brack and Marie-Josephine SCHORTES. He was the
fourth child of a family of seven, 3 males and 4 females; Francois,
Marie-Therese, Catherine, Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Catherine, Marie, and
Jean-Baptist Brack married Anne-Marie THEISEN in Kaundorf, Canton Mecher,
Luxembourg on February 8, 1843. Two months later she died on April 7, 1843.
On February 14, 1846 Jean-Baptiste married Anne-Marie THINNES in Harlange,
Canton Harlange. There were four children born in Luxembourg. Francois was
born in Harlange, Kanton Harlange. The other three children were born in
Kaundorf, Kanton Mecker, Luxembourg.
The family sayed in Kaundorf until they sailed from LeHavre on "The North
Wind" arriving in America on April 26, 1855. Three more children, Margaret,
Catherine and Ernst, were born in America.
Jean-Baptiste and Anne-Marie had the following children:
1. Francois/Frank - b. Sept. 4, 1844 in Harlange, Kanton Harlange, Luxembourg
d. Sept. 13, 1908 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
m. (1)Katharina GOCKEL on Aug. 25, 1874 in Glen Haven,Grant Co.,Wisconsin.
m. (2)Katharine KANN
2. Jean/John - b. Dec. 24, 1846 in Kaundorf, Kanton Mecker, Luxembourg
d. Mar. 13, 1903 in Portland, Oregon.
m. Anastasia SCHAETZLE of Schuterthal, Baden, Germany on Nov. 23, 1891.
3. Marie Ann/Mary Ann - b. Aug. 4, 1849 in Kaundorf, Kanton Mecker, Luxembourg
May 11, 1911 in Milwaukee, Clacka,as Co., Oregon.
m. George BECKER/BAKER, born 1837 in New York.
4. Josephine Marie - b. Mar. 3, 1853 in Kaundorf, Kanton Mecker, Luxembourg
d. June 11, 1912 in Mapleton, Monona Co., Iowa.
m. Philip GRAFF, born 1848 in Luxembourg.
5. Margaret - b. about 1856 in Iowa/Wisconsin?
6. Catherine/Katherine - b. Mar. 12, 1857 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
d. Dec. 31, 1931 in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.
m. (1)Louis MOLITOR, Jan. 7, 1879 in Shelby Co., Iowa. Died in 1881?
m. (2)Frank DOMNISSE
7. Ernst - b. about 1863 in Iowa
Obiturary of Jean-Baptist Brack
Luxembourger Gazette. Earling, Shelby Co., IA, August 7, 1894. The
obituary was written in the Luxembourg dialect and the following is loosely
translated. "Dear Herr Gonner: On 23 July, 1984, Jean-Baptiste Brack died
in ??? in Shelby Co. He came from Kaundorf, Kanton Mecher, Luxembourg and
lived 84 years. His body was accompanied nu Emil Dexter from Eiss, the
overseer of the poor house "armenhause" in Harlan, near Earling. They
arrived about 12 o'clock on the 26 of August. Father ?? gave him the last
rites. Mr. Brack was highly regarded as shown by the participants in the
Requiem Mass which was read immediatley after the body arrived. All
accompanied the body to the local cemetery in Earling.
Mr. Brack lived in Elkador (Clayton Co.), Iowa. In 1875 he moved with his
family to Westphalia, Shelby Co., Iowa. His wife died some years before him.
He left 5 children, all married. Let him rest in peace.
With high regards. J. R. Muller
1. Francois/Frank Brack,
was born Sept. 4, 1844 in Harlange, Kanton Harlange, Luxembourg.
He married Katharina Gockel on August 25, 1874 in Glen Haven,
Grant County, Wisconsin. They had one child, Frank Brack, born July 24,
1875 in Franklin Grobe, Montgomery Co., Iowa and died on August 24, 1875.
Katharina died on August 20, 1875, four days before baby Frank.
His second wife was Katharine Kann who was born July 7, 1854 in
Guttenberg, Iowa. She died November 14, 1903 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX.
Frank and Katherine's children were:
John Henry Brack - b. Oct. 10, 1884 in Alton, Sioux Co., Iowa
d. Sept. 13, 1973 in Lowry City, St. Clair Co., Missouri. Unmarried.
John Brack - b. July 16, 1886 in Alton, Sioux Co., Iowa
d. June 13, 1953 in Lowry City, St. Clair, Missouri.
m. Ethel Ferguson
Anna Frances Brack - b. Oct. 13, 1890 in Canistota, South Dakota.
d. May 21, 1960 in Lowry City, St Clair Co., Missouri
m. George Wahington Delozier in October, 1912.
Mary Brack - b. May 11, 1893 in Southmayd, Texas.
d. 1897 in Southmayd, Texas.
Frank Brack,Jr. - b. May 16, 1895 in Southmayd, Texas.
d. Nov. 10, 1918 in Lowry City, St Clair Co., Missouri
2. Jean/John Brack,
was born Dec. 24, 1846 in Kaundorf, Kanton Mecker, Luxembourg. Jean/John
moved from Iowa to Oregon before 1874. He married Anastasia Schaetzle
of Shuterthal, Baden, Germany. On November 23, 1891, John and Ann made an
application for a marriage license in Multnomah County, Oregon. They were
married the next day November 24, 1891 at the German Catholic church in
John and Ann's six children were:
Frank John Brack - b. Sept. 20, 1892 in Gervais, Marion Co., OR
d. Aug. 27, 1970 in Mt. Angel, OR. m. Frances Kahut
Clara Anna Brack - b. April 15, 1894 in Gervais, Marion Co., OR
d. May 22, 1994 in Mt. Angel, OR. m. Wensel Eder on Sep. 19, 1917.
Emma Catherine Brack - b. May 13, 1896 in Gervais, Marion Co., OR
d. Oct. 8, 1989 in Salem, OR. unmarried.
John Wiliam Brack - b. Jan. 30, 1898 in Gervais, Marion Co., OR
d. July 16, 1962 in Woodburn, OR. unmarried.
Joseph Andrew Brack - b. Sept. 6, 1900 in Gervais, Marion Co., OR
d. Oct. 11, 1971 in Salem, OR. m. Zeta Mae Hammond on Sep. 6, 1928.
Henry Joseph Brack - b. July 20, 1903 in Woodburn, Marion Co., OR
d. May 27, 1941 in Portland, OR. unmarried.
3. Marie Ann/Mary Ann Brack,
was born Aug. 4, 1849 in Kaundorf, Kanton Mecker, Luxembourg. She married
George Becker/Baker. He was born in 1837 in New York. His parents were from
Prussia. She died May 11, 1911 in Milwaukee, Clackamas, Co., Wisconsin and
is buried in the Milwaukee Pioneer Cemetery.
The children were:
Louise Becker - b. about 1868
m. Michael Altman, son of Bernard Altman/Magdelana Klepper, on 1/31/1888.
Joseph Bekcer - b. 1879 in Shelby co., Iowa.
m. Catherine Horn, dau. of Amelia and Arnold Horn, on 6/21/1910.
Ben Becker/Baker - b. unknown
m. Emma Hendricks
George Becker/Baker - b. abt 1885 d. abt 1964
m. Josephine Moore
4. Josephine Marie Brack,
was born Mar. 3, 1853 in Kaundorf, Kanton Mecker, Luxembourg. She married
Philip GRAFF who was born about 1848 in Luxembourg. Both of his parents were
born in Luxembourg. Josephine died on June 11, 1912 in Mapleton,
Monona Co., Iowa.
The children were:
Mary/Maggie Graff - b. Jan. 27, 1871 in Elkador, Clyton, Co., Iowa
d. Sept. 21, 1959 in Mapleton, Monona Co., Iowa.
m. (1)Jet Orem, (2)Jacob Gaul.
Katie/Catherine Graff - b. Aug. 17, 1875 in Shelby Co., Iowa.
d. May 30, 1885 in Shelby Co., Iowa.
Margaretha Graff - b. Feb. 28, 1882 in Shelby Co., Iowa.
d. July 4, 1885 in Shelby Co., Iowa.
Maria Josephine Graff - b. Sept. 27, 1877 in Westphalia, Shelby Co., Iowa.
m. Charles Lamb.
Louise Graff - b. about 1874 in Westphalia, Shelby Co., Iowa.
d. in Westphalia, Shelby Co., Iowa.
Louie/Louis Graff - b. November 3, 1879.
Peter Graff - b. Dec. 1, 1884
d. March 1967
John Graff - b. April 1887 in Iowa. Lived in Sweeney, TX then Merced, CA.
Annie Graff - b. May 1890 d. January 1968.
m. M. Fitzpatrick.
Margaret Graff - b. October, 1892.
5. Margaret Brack,
was born about 1856 in Iowa/Wisconsin? Little else is known.
6. Catherine/Katherine Brack,
was born March 12, 1857 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. She died on
December 31, 1931 in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon. She married
(1)Louis MOLITOR on January 7, 1879 in Shelby Co., Iowa. Louis was born
in Wisconsin, his parents were born in Belgium. Louis,Sr. died possibly in 1881.
Catherine and Louis' son was:
Louis Brack,Jr. - b. November, 1879.
Catherine married (2)Frank DOMNISSE and moved from Iowa to Oregon.
Catherine and Frank's children were:
John Domnisse - b. July 31, 1887 d. June, 1976.
Sylvster Domnisse - b. July 23, 1889 d. June, 1975
m. Gertrude Knapp.
7. Ernst - b. about 1863 in Iowa. He is in the 1860 cesnus of Shelby Co.,
Iowa living with his father. Nothing more is known about him except family
lore says he was never married.