Ancestral Clues and Lessons: Maria (Bruns) Fecht

Maria (Bruns) Fecht was born in Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany, and died probably in Hancock County, Illinois, before the fall of 1877. She married Hinrich Jacobs Fecht in Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany. Some things I’ve learned about research from Maria:

  • people sometimes marry their in-laws. Maria married Hinrich Jacobs Fecht after his first wife Trientje Bruns died. Trientje and Maria were sisters.
  • some death dates won’t be precise. There are no extant records documenting Maria’s death. An estimate is all that I have.

That’s it. I really do not know too much about Maria other than her dates of birth, marriage, and immigration to the United States.

Maria is my 3rd great-grandmother. She can be found on my ahnentafel.


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