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 Johann Adam “John” Lackner

Johann Adam “John” Lackner

Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 26 Jan 1895 (aged 68)
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Map 2, plot 291
Memorial ID 104352973 · View Source
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Born in Germany in Baden per the 1870 Census. German baptism record shows his parents as Georg Bernhard Lackner 1787-1852 and Juliana Volkert and as them living in Rohrbach parrish of Sinsheim, Baden. His name was originally Johann but changed to John in the US.

In some records he is listed as being from Prussia which does not seem to be the case since German records support Sinsheim, Baden.

His parents married 5 Jul 1818 in the Evangelical Church (Evengelisch) in the Rohrhach district of Sinsheim, a town near Heidelberg in Baden (now Baden-Wurttemburg). His parents also had at least four daughters: Juliane Katherine, Catherina, Rosine Katherine, and Joanna Margaretta.

His mother was the daughter of Heinrich Volkert and Juliana Franck (1754-1809). His mother was the daughter of Johann and Maria Theresia Franck.

His father was the son of Stephan Lackner and Johanna Margaretha Schoener. His father was baptized at the Evangelical Church in Adersbach district of Sinsheim, near Heidelberg, Baden on 1 Oct 1786.

He immigrated to US with future wife, Christina Speer, in 1850, arriving from Germany via Antwerp on 20 Apr 1850 on the Stad Antwerpen. They lived in NYC about 18 years before moving to Jersey City, NJ. Children were baptized at the German Presbyterian Church on Rivington St. on the Lower East Side.

He was a carpenter.

The Lackners had six known children. Surviving him were John Mathias Lackner, a Tiffany silversmith, William Lackner (1860-between 1926 & 1930), an engraver, and Emma Lackner Schedler Trimpt (1868-after 1940). Daughters Anna and Elizabeth died young and are also buried here. Son Louis is in the 1870 Census but is missing from the 1880 Census with the family. However, there was a Louis Lackner who may or may not have been him in New York in later censuses. No death certificate has been found in NJ in the 1870s.

It seems likely that the Lackners purchased this burial plot when their daughter Anna died in 1864 while they still lived in New York.

They moved to Jersey City between the birth of Emma in NYC in 1868 and the 1870 Census. The family is in the 1880 Census as Lockner. They lived at 115 Griffith, Jersey City at least between 1877 and 1893 and probably longer according to City Directories. There is now a high rise apartment building at that location.

Whether these graves in Queens, NY were marked is not clear. One descendent took one picture and thought that was the area of the graves and that they were unmarked in 2013. The later picture was posted by a contributor very familiar with this cemetery and shows now unreadable gravestones that might be theirs. She determined this because the readable gravestone for Bertha Wild is in plot 293 and the Lackners, according to cemetery records, are in plot 291.

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  • Created by: Linda Lyons
  • Added: 29 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104352973
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johann Adam “John” Lackner (8 Feb 1826–26 Jan 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104352973, citing Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Linda Lyons (contributor 47510021) .