The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates Held

Brecht Family

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Full Name:Henry Frederick Ludewig Brecht of: 8 Bonner Street, Bethnal Green (Age:54)
Occupation: Color Manufacturer
Died at: 8 Bonner Street, Bethnal Green (Date:28 May 1838)
Cause: Asthma
Informant: Thomas Kendrick (of: 4 Weaver Street)

Full name: Henry Colvin (of: 9 Type Street, Bethnal Green)
Occupation: Colour Manufacturer (Age: Full)
Father: William Colvin, Calico Printer
Married at: St George in the East (Date: 16/9/1838)
Spouse: Harriet Brecht, Widow (of: 8 Bonner Street, Bethnal Green)
Occupation: Colour Manufacturer (Age: Full)
Father: John Piper, Harness Maker
Relevant Witnesses: William Richard Colvin, Elizabeth Colvin

Full name: Josiah Meadowcroft (of: Stepney)
Occupation: Paper Stainer (Age: Full)
Father: William Meadowcroft, Coal Miner
Married at: Parish Church, Stepney (Date: 13/2/1848)
Spouse: Caroline Brecht (of: Stepney)
Occupation: (Age: Full)
Father: Henry Brecht*, Colour Manufacturer
Relevant Witnesses: Catherine Brecht

Full name: Joseph Gale (of: Stepney)
Occupation: Servant (Age: Full)
Father: Joseph Gale, Carpenter
Married at: Parish Church, Stepney (Date: 9/9/1848)
Spouse: Catherine Piper Brecht (of: Stepney)
Occupation: (Age: Full)
Father: Henry Brecht*, Color Manufacturer
Relevant Witnesses: Henry Colvin, Rosnea Piper Brecht

Full name: Batholomew Meehan (of: Stepney)
Occupation: Tailor (Age: Full)
Father: John Meehan, Tailor
Married at: Parish Church, Stepney (Date: 14/5/1850)
Spouse: Rosnea Brecht (of: Stepney )
Occupation: (Age: Full)
Father: Henry Brecht*, Colour Manufacturer
Relevant Witnesses: Henry Colvin, Elizabeth Brecht

Full name: Ernest William (Ernst Wilhelm) Brecht (of: Kingston College, Sculcoates, Hull)
Occupation: Pastor of the German Lutheran Church (Age: Full)
Father: George Henry Brecht, Magistrate
Married at: German Lutheran Church, Strand (Date: 17/7/1850)
Spouse: Charlotte Constantia or Constanze Georgina Gruner (of: Buckingham Palace)
Occupation: (Age: Full)
Father: Ernest Frederick Gruner, Counsellor
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Full name: John Hall (of: Stepney )
Occupation: Paper Stainer (Age: Full)
Father: William Hall, Mariner
Married at: Parish Church, Stepney (Date: 29/3/1851)
Spouse: Eleanor Brecht (of: Stepney)
Occupation: (Age: Full)
Father: Henry Brecht*, Colour Manufacturer
Relevant Witnesses: Bartholomew Meehan, Elizabeth Hall

#Full name: Victor Ernst Albert Heinrich Brecht
Born at: 9 Lansdowne Terrace, Hull (Date: 21/4/1852)
Father: Ernst Wilhelm Brecht (Occupation: Pastor of the Lutheran Church)
Mother: Charlotte Constanza Georgina Brecht (Maiden Name: Gruner)

Full name: Thomas John King (of: Civic Street, Liverpool)
Occupation: Weigher in the Customs (Age: 29)
Father: Thomas John King, Carrier
Married at: St Alban's, Bevington, Liverpool (Date: 19/11/1854)
Spouse: Elizabeth Piper Brecht (of: Civic Street, Liverpool )
Occupation: (Age: 25)
Father: Henry Brecht, Colour Maker
Relevant Witnesses:

Full Name: Henry Brecht of: 67 High Street, Shadwell (Age: 22 )
Occupation: Paper hanger
Died at: 67 High Street, Shadwell (Date: 26/7/1855)
Cause: Phthisis 12 months
Informant: Elizabeth Hall, Sister (of: )

Full name: Charles Waterman (of: King's Somborne)
Occupation: Carpenter (Age: 27)
Father: Henry Waterman, Carpenter
Married at: Parish Church, King's Somborne (Date: 5/11/1856)
Spouse: Christianna Piper Brecht (of: King's Somborne)
Occupation: (Age: 22)
Father: Henry Brecht, Colour Maker
Relevant Witnesses: Harriet Brecht (yet married 1838 to Henry Colvin)

Full name: George Frederick Brecht* (of: Shadwell)
Occupation: Milkman (Age: 21)
Father: Henry Brecht*, Chemical Colour Maker
Married at: Christ Church, St George in the East (Watney Street, Shadwell) (Date: 12/12/1856 )
Spouse: Mary Ann Walland* (of: Shadwell)
Occupation: (Age: 18)
Father: Edward Walland*, Milkman
Relevant Witnesses: Susan Walland

Full name: George Henry Brecht
Born at: 3 Brook Street, Ratcliff (Date: 14/6/1857)
Father: George Frederick Brecht (Occupation: Dairyman)
Mother: Mary Ann Brecht (Maiden Name: Walland)

Full name: Henry Brecht
Born at: 102 High Street, Shadwell (Date: 27/9/1863)
Father: George Brecht (Occupation: Dairyman)
Mother: Mary Ann Brecht (Maiden Name: Walland)

#Full name: John Brecht
Born at: 28 Catherine Street, St George in the East (Date: 10/12/1862)
Father: John Brecht (Occupation: Shoemaker Journeyman)
Mother: Phillipine Brecht (Maiden Name: Hahn)

#Full name: Marie Brecht
Born at: 11 Providence Street, St George in the East (Date: 1/3/1864)
Father: Johann Brecht (Occupation: Journeyman Sugar Baker)
Mother: Philippine Brecht (Maiden Name: Hein)

#Full Name: Harriet Colvin of: 23 Cross Street, St George in the East (Age: 22)
Occupation: Daughter of Henry Colvin, Painter Journeyman
Died at: 23 Cross Street (Date: 5.9.1865)
Cause: Phthisis Pulmonalis(?)
Informant: William Colvin (of: )

*?Full Name: Harriet Colvin of: 37 Dean Street, St George in the East (Age: 70) Occupation: Wife of Henry Colvin, Painter
Died at: 37 Dean Street (Date: 1.10.1871)
Cause: Bronchitis
Informant: Emily Colvin, Daughter in law (of: 23 Patterson Street, Mile End)

Full name: Charles Brecht
Born at: 67 Pancras Square, Pancras (Date: 16/2/1872)
Father: George Brecht (Occupation: House Decorator)
Mother: Mary Ann Brecht (Maiden Name: Walland)

Full name: Albert Brecht
Born at: 67 Pancras Square, Pancras (Date: 18/7/1874)
Father: George Brecht (Occupation: House Painter)
Mother: Mary Brecht (Maiden Name: Walland )

Full name: Arthur Brecht
Born at: 40 Wentworth Road, Mile End (Date: 28/1/1877)
Father: George Brecht (Occupation: Painter)
Mother: Mary Ann Brecht (Maiden Name: Walland)

Full name: George Brecht (of: 1a Thomas Street)
Occupation: Carpenter (Age: 22)
Father: George Brecht, Painter
Married at: St Thomas Church, Stepney (Date: 28/2/1880)
Spouse: Henerina Jakoba Oliver (of: 145 Upper North Street)
Occupation: (Age: 23)
Father: William Oliver, Engineer
Relevant Witnesses: Henerina Jakoba Oliver

Full name: John King Brecht
Born at: 14 Baggally Street, Mile End (Date: 20/2/1882)
Father: George Brecht (Occupation: Painter)
Mother: Mary Ann Brecht (Maiden Name: Walland )

Full name: Edward Ludowic Leopold Brecht (of: 14 Bagally Street)
Occupation: House Decorator (Age: 22)
Father: George Brecht, House Decorator
Married at: St Paul's, Bow Common (Date: 29/1/1883)
Spouse: Clara Everdon Stevens (of: 20 Bloomfield Street)
Occupation: (Age: 19)
Father: Charles Peter Stevens, Sailor (?)
Relevant Witnesses: James Charles Stevens

#Full name: Annie Lucy Brecht
Born at: 13 Rodney Residences, Clerkenwell (Date: 11/4/1883)
Father: Henry Brecht (Occupation: Butler)
Mother: Mary Brecht, late Brown (Maiden Name: Hacker)

#Full name: Janet Isabella Brecht
Born at: 7 Ship Alley, St George in the East (Date: 27/8/1883)
Father: (Occupation: )
Mother: Clara Brecht (Maiden Name: )

Full name: John Soren Iceton (of: 85 Turner's Road)
Occupation: Seaman (Age: 33)
Father: John Iceton, Seaman
Married at: St Paul's, Bow Common (Date: 8/3/1884)
Spouse: Mary Ann Brecht (of: 14 Bagally Street)
Occupation: (Age: 23)
Father: George Brecht, Paperhanger
Relevant Witnesses: Mary Ann Brecht

Full name: James Collier (of: 33 King Street)
Occupation: Waterman (Age: 21)
Father: Tom Collier (Deceased), Waterman
Married at: Holy Trinity, Barking Road (Date: 1/1/1888)
Spouse: Margaret Brecht (of: 33 King Street)
Occupation: (Age: 21)
Father: George Brecht, Painter
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Full name: Henry Frederick Brecht (of: 192 Grange Road )
Occupation: Painter (Age: 26)
Father: George Brecht, Dealer
Married at: Holy Trinity, Barking Road (Date: 9/10/1889)
Spouse: Elizabeth Harriet Stone (of: 344 Grange Road)
Occupation: (Age: 21)
Father: George Stone, Tobacco Sampler
Relevant Witnesses: A. M. Lawree

Full name: Charles Brecht of 2 Abbey Road
Occupation: Painter(Age: 24)
Father: George Brecht, Painter
Married at: Parish Church, West Ham (Date: 2 June 1895 )
Spouse: Hannah Mary Hawkins of 2 Abbey Road
Occupation: - (Age: 24)
Father: John Hawkins, Caulker
Relevant Witnesses: William Brecht & Mary Iceton

Full name: Ivy Grace Brecht
Born at: 344 Grange Road, Plaistow (Date: 25/6/1896)
Father: Harry (Henry) Brecht (Occupation: House Painter)
Mother: Elizabeth Harriet Brecht (Maiden Name: Stone)

Full name: Edith Jessica Brecht
Born at: 344 Grange Road, Plaistow (Date: 23/2/1898)
Father: Harry (Henry) Brecht (Occupation: House Painter Journeyman )
Mother: Elizabeth Harriet Brecht (Maiden Name: Stone)

Full name: Albert Edward Brecht (of: 273 Barking Road )
Occupation: Painter (Age: 25)
Father: George Brecht, Painter
Married at: St Andrews Church, Plaistow (Date: 20/8/1898 )
Spouse: Jessie Hannah Paxton (of: 34 Actine (?) Road)
Occupation: (Age: 25)
Father: Charles David Paxton, Shipwright
Relevant Witnesses: Charles Joseph John Paxton, Selina Paxton

Full name: Arthur Brecht* (of: 273 Barking Road )
Occupation: Carpenter (Age: 23)
Father: George Brecht*, Furniture Dealer
Married at: St Andrews Church, Plaistow (Date: 25/12/1899 )
Spouse: Ellen Elizabeth Saunders* (of: 27 Third Avenue)
Occupation: (Age: 23)
Father: Richard Saunders - the bride's brother
Relevant Witnesses: Edith May Saunders, Albert Brecht

Full name: Arthur Alexander Brecht
Born at: 48 Clarence Road, Canning Town (Date: 20/4/1901)
Father: Arthur Brecht (Occupation: Carpenter (Journeyman))
Mother: Ellen Elizabeth Creah Curran Brecht (Maiden Name: Saunders )

Full name: Walter Frederick Brecht (of: 273 Barking Road )
Occupation: Carpenter (Age: 22)
Father: George Brecht*, Furniture Dealer
Married at: Parish Church, Plaistow (Date: 2/9/1901)
Spouse: Ruth Emily Saunders (of: 98 First Avenue)
Occupation: (Age: 19)
Father: Charles Herbert Saunders*, Engine Driver
Relevant Witnesses: W T Brett (William Thomas Brecht), A Saunders

Full name: Arthur George Brecht
Born at: ( Burchfield Street, Limehouse (Date: 23/11/1903)
Father: Albert Edward Brecht (Occupation: House Painter)
Mother: Jessie Brecht (Maiden Name: Paxton)

Full Name: Elizabeth Harriet Brecht of: 6 Tyas Road, Canning Town (Age: 35)
Occupation: Wife of Henry Brecht, House Painter (Journeyman)
Died at: Palistow fever Hospital, West Ham (Date: 29/4/1904)
Cause: Pherperal Pelvic Peritonitis
Informant: H Brecht, Widower (of: )

Full name: Ellen Gertrude Emily Brecht
Born at: Plaistow (Date: 4/7/1904 )
Father: (Occupation: )
Mother: (Maiden Name: )

Full name: Emily Enid Brecht
Born at: Plaistow (Date: 20/6/1906)
Father: (Occupation: )
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Full name: Henry Brecht, Widower (of: 43 Garfield Road )
Occupation: Painter (Age: 41)
Father: George Brecht, Painter
Married at: Holy Trinity, Barking Road (Date: 10/11/1908 )
Spouse: Annie Helen Measor (of: 213 Barking Road)
Occupation: (Age: 27)
Father: Janes Edward Measor, Painter
Relevant Witnesses: G Brecht, M Brecht

Full name: Leslie Harry Brecht
Born at: 26 Alexandra Street, Canning Town (Date: 18/6/1909)
Father: Henry Brecht (Occupation: Painter Journeyman)
Mother: Annie Helen Brecht (Maiden Name: Measor)

Full Name: George Ernest (should have been Frederick)Brecht of: 6 Star Street (Age: 74 )
Occupation: Formerly a House Decorator (Master)
Died at: 6 Star Street (Date: 19/8/1909)
Cause: Senile Decay, Cardiac Debility
Informant: W. F. Brecht, Son (of: 30 High Street, Poplar)

Full name: George Charles Barnett Brecht
Born at:17 Thomas Street, Limehouse (Date: 26 Decemeber 1909)
Father: Charles Brecht  (Occupation: House Painter)
Mother: Julia Brecht late Sheldrack (Maiden Name: Barnett)

#Full name: Mary Brecht
Born at: 50 Thomas Street West (Date: 22/6/1911)
Father: Gustavus Brecht (Occupation: Record Machine Makers Foreman )
Mother: Anna Brecht (Maiden Name: Mushfold)

Full name: Edward Brecht, Widower (of: 23 Langton Street, Poplar)
Occupation: House Painter (Age: 50)
Father: George Brecht, General Dealer
Married at: Register Office, Poplar (Date: 1/7/1911)
Spouse: Martha Grant, Widow (of: 96 Blackthorn Street, Bromley )
Occupation: Laundrywoman (Age: 50)
Father: Simeon Mead
Relevant Witnesses: Simeon Mead

#Full name: John Brecht (of: 9 The Holmes, Arthur Street, Crook)
Occupation: Foreman for Regulator (Age: 26)
Father: Hartmann Brecht
Married at: Wesleyan Methodist Church, Bishops Auckland (Date: 30/10/1911)
Spouse: Jane Abbott (of: 9 The Holmes, Arthur Street, Crook)
Occupation: (Age: 25)
Father: John Abbott, Miner
Relevant Witnesses:

Full name: Doris Ivy Brecht
Born at: 78 Clemence Street, Limehouse (Date: 15/3/1912)
Father: Arthur Brecht (Occupation: Carpenter)
Mother: Ellen Elizabeth Creah Curran Brecht (Maiden Name: Saunders )

Full name: Frederick John Lawrie Brecht
Born at: 82 Ling Road, Canning Town (Date: 4/6/1913)
Father: Charles Brecht (Occupation: Waiter)
Mother: Rose Elizabeth Brecht (Maiden Name: Stone)

Full name: Margaretta Brecht
Born at: 12 Milburn Street, Crook (Date: 1/3/1914)
Father: John Brecht (Occupation: Cokeyard Foreman)
Mother: Mary Jane Brecht (Maiden Name: Abbot )

Full name: Noel Eric Brecht
Born at: 1 Northumberland Street, St Marylebone (Date: 23/12/1914 )
Father: (Occupation: )
Mother: Rose Elizabeth Brecht, Housemaid of 3 Upper Bedford Place, Bloomsbury

Full name: Edward John Rutter, Widower (of: 66 Adamson Road, Custom House)
Occupation: Dock Labourer (Age: 38 )
Father: Edward Rutter Deceased), Coal Porter
Married at: Register Office, West Ham (Date: 3/6/1916)
Spouse: Lucy Ann Brecht, Widow (of: 59 Adamson Road, Custom House)
Occupation: (Age: 35)
Father: Charles William Cornwell (Deceased), Carman
Relevant Witnesses:

#Full name: William Louis Brecht (of: On Active Service B.E.F. France)
Occupation: Lieut Australian Imperial Force (Age: 37)
Father: William Louis Brecht (Deceased), Grazier
Married at: St Jude's Church, Kensington (Date: 10/9/1918)
Spouse: Eva Blanche Thornton (of: 109 Cromwell Road)
Occupation: (Age: 36)
Father: Sylvester Thornton (Decased), Grazier
Relevant Witnesses:

Full name: Arthur Brecht (of: Grasslands District, Bloemfontein)
Occupation: Motor-car Engineer (Age: 23)
Father:
Married at: Bloemfontein Cathedral (Date; 7/6/1924)
Spouse: Alice Clara Isles (of: Grasslands District, Bloemfontein)
Occupation: (Age: 23)
Father:
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Full Name: Christian Heinrich Brecht of: Stockbridge Cottage, Hammond Street, Cheshunt (Age: 74)
Occupation: Retired Nurseryman
Died at: Shed on Holding, Hammond Street (Date: 22/6/1929)
Cause: Probably Angina-Pectoris
Informant: (of: )

Full name: David Alfred Burgess (of: 9 St Paul's Road, Mile End)
Occupation: Assistant Accountant (Age: 25)
Father: James Walter Burgess, Bristle Warehouseman
Married at: The Edinburgh Castle, Stepney (Date: 6/9/1930)
Spouse: Emily Enid Brecht (of: 78 Clemence Street, Limehouse)
Occupation: Milliner (Age: 24)
Father: Arthur Brecht, Carpenter
Relevant Witnesses: Walter Charles Burgess, Ellen Emily Brecht

Full name: Vernon Raymond Brett
Born at: St Peters Nursing Home, East London (Date: 9/7/1930)
Father: Arthur Brett of 34 Fitzpatrick Road, East London (Age: 29) (Occupation: Meter Reader)
Mother: Alice Clara Brett, Age 29 (Maiden Name: Isles)

Full Name: Julia Brecht of 30 Newman Road, Plaistow (Age: 60 )
Occupation: Wife of Charles Brecht, Journeyman House Painter
Died at: 30 Newman Road, Plaistow  (Date: 14 May 1933)
Informant : G. C. Brecht, son

Full Name: Frederick Bower* (of: 55 Dixon Street, Stepney)
Occupation: Electrician (Age: 25)
Married at: The Edinburgh Castle, Rhodeswell Road, Mile End Old Town(Date: 11/7/1936)
Father: William Bower*, Postal Service (Retired)
Spouse: Doris Ivy Brecht* (of: 78 Clemence Street, Stepney )
Occupation: (Age: 24 )
Father: Arthur Brecht*, Carpenter Relevant Witnesses: John Reginald Bower, Ellen G. E. Brecht

Full Name: Arthur Brett otherwise Brecht of: 490 Barking Road, East Ham (Age: 69)
Occupation: Carpenter (Dog Biscuit Factory)
Died at: Whipps Cross Hospital (Date: 22/12/1946)
Cause: Cerebral Thrombosis
Informant: E, Brecht, Daughter (of: 8 Howard Road, South Norwood )

Full Name: Henry Brecht of: 78 Romford Road, Stratford, E15 (Age: 83)
Occupation: Retired Builder & Decorator
Died at: Queen Mary's Hospital (Date: 10.1.1947)
Cause: Hyperstatic pneumonia following fractured skull & contused brain due to being struck by a motor lorry whilst crossing a road. Misadventure.
Informant: Coroner for County Borough of West Ham. Inquest held 15.1.1947 (of: )

Full name: Vernon Raymond Brett (of: 10 Pursers Cross Road, Fulham)
Occupation: Student of Pharmacy (Age: 22)
Father: Arthur Brett, Watchroom Officer (Fire Station)
Married at: Register Office, Fulham (Date: 24/1/1953)
Spouse: Margery Ellen Irving (of: 37 Kendal Avenue, Epping)
Occupation: (Age: 24)
Father: James Irving, carpenter
Relevant Witnesses: A. C. Brett, M. R. Irving

Full Name: Ellen Elizabeth Crae (should have been Creah) Curran Brecht k/a Brett of: 118 East Dulwich Grove, London S.E. 22 (Age: 82)
Occupation: Widow of Arthur Brett, carpenter (Maintenance)
Died at: Dulwich Hospital, East Dulwich (Date: 19/3/1960)
Cause: Gangrene of right leg, right femoral embolics, arricular febrillation, senility
Informant: E Brett, daughter (of: 118 East Dulwich Grove, London S.E. 22)

Full Name: Ellen Gertrude Emily Brecht of: 24c Champion Hill, Camberwell, London S.E.5 (DOB: 4/7/1904)
Occupation: Clerk, Post Office (Retired)
Died at: Dulwich Hospital, East Dulwich (Date: 30/7/1985)
Cause: Faecal Peritonitis, Diverticulitis Coli with Perforation
Informant: Doris Ivy Bower, Sister (of: 6 Harts Way, Everton, Lymington, Hampshire)

Full Name: Emily Enid Burgess (Maiden name: Brecht) of: 9 Croft Court, Moatcroft Road, Eastbourne (DOB: 20/6/1906 Plaistow )
Occupation: Widow of David Walter Burgess, Accountant,
Died at: Pentlow, 61 Summerdown Road, Eastbourne (Date: 27/8/1988 )
Cause: Left ventricular failure, atrial fibrillation, alliciosclerosis
Informant: Doris Ivy Bower, Sister (of: 6 Harts Way, Everton, Lymington, Hampshire)

Full Name: Doris Ivy Bower (Maiden name: Brecht) of: 6 Harts Way, Everton, Lymington, Hampshire (DOB: 15/3/1912 Stepney)
Occupation: Wife of Frederick Bower, Electrician (Retired)
Died at: Lymington Hospital (Date: 29/6/2003)
Cause: bronchopneumonia, demantia
Informant: Donald Russell Bower, Son (of: 52 Park Avenue, Orpington, Kent)

Colin Bower
11 June 2016

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