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 immigrant US Civil War Soldiers flag  John  WHITE

  (b. 27 December 1839, Germany   d. 17 December 1916 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )  
Summary: John WHITE was born 27 December 1839 in , Germany . John WHITE was the child of Conrad WHITE and Annie Elizabeth LANG and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Ludwig LANG and UNKNOWN

John was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1857.

He married  Rachel Friederika GIMLICH 19 September 1867 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Rachel Friederika GIMLICH  was born 21 March 1847 in , Germany (German States) (German Empire) .  She died 1 December 1921 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville) .  She was the daughter of (Georg) Jacob GIMLICH (GEMLICH) and Mary (Anna Maria) LANGE GREIBER (LEDIG).

John WHITE died 17 December 1916 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA .
Notes:
Born Hesse-Cassel, Germany

Spent first 4 years in America in NYC (1857-1861)
Fought in Civil War for 13th NY Independent Battery
Honorably discharged July 28, 1865
Returned to NYC, resumed baking business
Jan 1866 - moved to Pittsfield, MA
Sept 1868 - entered into partnership with Jacob Gimlich, eventually establishing Berkshire Brewing Association

Source:
Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Berkshire County, Massachusetts
By Rollin Hillyer Cooke
Published by The Lewis Publishing Co., 1906
Item notes: v. 1
Original from the New York Public Library
Digitized Jan 24, 2008
Page 292

For MORE information on the Berkshire Brewing Association including photos of bottles, ads, history, etc., please visit berkshirebrewing.synthasite.com/ (The Berkshire Brewing Association)


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John WHITE married  immigrant flag Rachel Friederika GIMLICH-- Date: 19 September 1867 Place: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Rachel Friederika GIMLICH was the daughter of (Georg) Jacob GIMLICH (GEMLICH) and Mary (Anna Maria) LANGE GREIBER (LEDIG)


Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
groom's name: John Wight Weith
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bride's name: Frederika Rachel Gemle Gemlich
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marriage date: 19 Sep 1867
marriage place: Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
groom's father's name: Conright Wight Weith
groom's mother's name: Elizabeth
bride's father's name: Jacob
bride's mother's name: Mary
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indexing project (batch) number: I01079-7
system origin: Massachusetts-ODM
source film number: 1902438
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Children:
flag John Jacob WHITE (b.7 July 1868, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 10 July 1871, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 flag George Henry WHITE (b.28 January 1870, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 10 September 1935, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 flag Frederick Charles WHITE (b.26 March 1871, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 26 June 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA)

 flag Mary Agnes WHITE (b.1 July 1872, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 16 October 1955, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA)

 flag Ella Elizabeth WHITE (b.8 October 1874, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 28 January 1968, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 flag Emma Martha WHITE (b.13 April 1876, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 12 March 1912, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 flag John Andrew WHITE (b.15 February 1878, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 4 August 1925 , Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 flag Dora Louisa Rachel WHITE (b.26 November 1879, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 10 February 1979, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA)

 flag Lillian Juliana Christine WHITE (b.5 December 1882, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 14 July 1963, Manhattan, New York, USA )

 flag David Louis Leonard WHITE (b.6 November 1885, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 22 November 1958, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 flag Walter George WHITE (b.12 August 1887, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 8 December 1977, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )

 flag William Walter Rockwell WHITE (b.26 May 1893, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 14 July 1987, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA )


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John WHITE - Date: December 03, 1868
Location: Massachusetts
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Austro-Prussian War (Seven Weeks War) begins after disagreements over the administration of...Read MORE...


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1870 Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
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World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown


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1887 Birth of Child
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birthplace: Germany
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www.wikipedia.org - May 7, 1915

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John is buried at: Pittsfield Cemetery
203 Wahconah St

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)
(413) 447-7953

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