|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1844|
|Death: ||May 17, 1927|
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: John Bricker
Residence: Plymouth, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 20 Aug 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 August 1862.
Enlisted in Company B, 27th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 20 Aug 1862.
Mustered Out Company B, 27th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 29 Aug 1865.
John Bricker Sheboygan Press May 17, 1927
Greenbush – John Bricker, pioneer resident of Sheboygan County, died this morning at the home of his son, Dr. Clyde Bricker, Park falls, with whom he had made his home for the past several months. Mr. Bricker was born on April 23, 1844 in England, and came to this country with his parents, James and Mary Bricker, when he was five years of age. After living in New Jersey for one year and in the state of New York for five the years, the family came west in May 1854, settling on a farm between Plymouth and Elkhart Lake, in what was then known as the Wheeler neighborhood.
When 18 years of age he volunteered his services in the Civil War on August 3, 1862, joining Co. B, 27th Wisconsin Infantry, and later participated in many engagements. He returned home in October, 1865, and in the fall of 1866 was united in marriage to Fanny Barber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barber. Shortly after this marriage Mr. Bricker's parents sold their farm in the town of Plymouth and bought another tract of land about four miles north of the village of Greenbush, which was later known as the Zager farm.
The young couple made their home with Mr. Bricker's parents for a few years before purchasing a farm of their own. This farm, which is now the Schuricht property, was operated by John Bricker for many years. It was here that their four children were born, one of whom, William, died many years ago. After twenty years of happy wedded life, Mr. Bricker lost his wife and the same year his mother passed away at the age of 69 years. A few years later, the father died, aged 79, and was buried beside the remains of his wife in the cemetery adjoining the brick church at North Greenbush. John Bricker then sold the house and bought the place known as the Stratton farm located about one mile west of this village.
Within a few years, Mr. Bricker was married again, his second wife being Lucretia E. Bishop, who had taught in the schools of Fond du Lac County for 25 years. When the children grew up and left the parental roof, Mr. and Mrs. Bricker sold their farm and removed to the village purchasing the former home of the late Mrs. Zeviah Stannard.
After 29 years of life together. Mrs. Bricker passed away, and in 1919, Mr. Bricker was united in marriage to Mrs. Lizzie Barber, an old school friend in the days when as a boy they attended school in the town of Plymouth. The third wife died in 1924 at the age of 85.
Mr. Bricker had been commander of the H. P. Davidson Post, GAR for two terms, and was also an active member of IOOF Lodge No. 115, of Greenbush. He was widely known and respected throughout Sheboygan County.
The survivors are three children, James of Rhinelander, Mrs. Roy Gibson, of Fond du Lac, and Dr. Clyde of Park Falls, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The remains will be shipped to Greenbush where funeral services will be held, the Rev. Mr. Mason officiating. Burial will be in the Greenbush Cemetery.
Lizzie Bricker (1840 - 1924)*
Lucretia E Bishop Bricker (1845 - 1916)*
Frances Judith Barber Bricker (1847 - 1887)*
James M Bricker (1867 - 1933)*
Clyde Morton Bricker (1879 - 1956)*
Note: Wis Vol Co B 27 Reg
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Feb 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84872681
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