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 Ferdinand Breig

Ferdinand Breig

Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 20 Mar 1900 (aged 79)
Salisbury, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Salisbury, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10199877 · View Source
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Husband of Phebe Ann Tedrow Breig and son of Joseph and Maria Agatha Hogue Breig.

Joseph was a stonemason who came with his wife, and her 3 sons from Baden, Baden on the Rhine in Germany in 1834. Joseph Breig came to this country because he did not want his sons to be conscripted into the army under Charles Leopold Fredreck, Grand Duke of Baden, Germany. The voyage was a long and difficult one, lasting six months. The daughter Helena, Twin to Daniel, was stricken with sickness enroute, died, and was buried in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The family landed in New York January 01, 1834. All except Mrs. Marie Breig and son Ambrose were stricken with fever on the trip. The children were 1.- Ambrose age 19, 2.- Ferdinand age 14, 3.- Daniel age 10, 4.- Helena age 10, when the trip was made.

Ferdinand BREIG
Sex: M
Christening: 29 May 1820
Katholisch, Munchweier, Freiburg, Baden
Father: Joseph BREIG
Mother: Agatha HOG

Ferdinand Breig, a native of Baden, Germany came into open court at September term 1844 and on his solemn oath declared that it was bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever and particularly to the Grand Duke of Baden whose subject he had heretofore been.

Ferdinand Breig, a native of Baden, Germany presented his petition to become a citizen of the United States at a court of common pleas held for the county of Somerset at Sept. term 1844 which petition being and the court ordered him to be admitted a citizen of the United States after having taken the oath required by an act of Congress.

Mr. Ferdinand BREIG, one of Salisbury's oldest and most respected citizens, died at 6 o'clock, Tuesday evening at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Joseph GARLITZ in West Salisbury. The deceased was afflicted with dropsy, but his
case was not considered dangerous until a few days before his death. He died very suddenly. Mr. BREIG was a very good, kind-hearted old man and he was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was born in Germany, we believe, but lived in Salisbury all his life. In religion he was a Lutheran, by occupation a carpenter. He was in every way a model citizen. Had he lived until May, he would have reached his four score years. Funeral today, conducted by Rev. E.S. Johnston.

died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Joseph GARLITZ, West Salisbury, on the evening of March 20, 1900, of dropsy of the heart. He complained only a few days when death came quickly; this sudden death was a great shock to
his many friends. He was born in Baden, Germany, May 15, 1820 and came to this country while a child with his parents; they lived in New York about two years, then came to Greenville and from thence to Salisbury where he was married young in life to Miss Phoebe Ann Tedrow, who still survives him, as also his daughters, Mrs. Ellen Garlitz, of West Salisbury, Miss Rebecca at home, Mrs. Nina
Billmeyer, of Virginia; a son and a daughter preceded him to the spirit world. He was a kind, honest and industrious man, had a kind word for all and his familiar face will long be missed by the good people of Salisbury where he spent the greater part of his life. He was the youngest son of Joseph and Maria BREIG of happy memory, and is survived by his brother Daniel who is in the ripe age of 83 years. Their brother Ambrose preceded him by 15 years to the eternal world at the age of 70 years. Funeral on Thursday 22d by his pastor Rev. Johnston. Peace be to his ashes.
"To every life there comes a close,
Be it of toil or pleasure or pain,
The night whose morning no man knows
Will fold the hands whose work is done.
For whom eternity's long tomorrow
Shall bear no burden of pain or sorrow
For work unfinished and counted as naught.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10199877
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinand Breig (15 May 1820–20 Mar 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10199877, citing Salisbury IOOF Cemetery, Salisbury, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Gary Chambers (contributor 9052073) .