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Theresa C. "Tracy" Brech

Last updated 20 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Jan 1906 and 30 Jun 1906 in Cottonwood Township, Stanley County, South Dakota, United States

Died: Bef 5 Mar 1990 in Quinn, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Father: John Brech (1882 – 1990)

Mother: Louisa R. Schoenfelder (1886 – 1990)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Line 69, dwelling 51

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Brech). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 96, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 104A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0096" image 4; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 29, dwelling 42

Comment: Source includes name (Theresa C. Brech).

family-john-louise-brech-notes-2007: Notes on the children of John and Louise (Schoenfelder) Brech; information from <private> Hays, 2007; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Tracy [Brech]).

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) > “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes name (Theresa Brech).

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Tracy <conflict>). See research notes for husband William Racemacher for conflict details.

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Source includes name (Tracy [Brech]).

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birth

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Line 69, dwelling 51

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (South Dakota). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 96, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 104A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0096" image 4; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 29, dwelling 42

Comment: Source includes age (13) and location (S. Dakota). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1906 to 1 Jan 1907.

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) > “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes age (19). Using the marriage date of 30 Jun 1925 gives a birth date range from 1 Jul 1905 to 30 Jun 1906.

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death

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source notes date of son Albert's death (5 Mar 1990) and that his sister Tracy had preceded him.

obituary-helen-shields-2010: Obituary for Helen (Brech) Shields (2010); Petty Funeral Home (https://www.pettyfuneralhome.com: accessed 3 Jun 2010), single location (Landrum, South Carolina), published after 31 May 2010

Comment: Source notes that Tracy died before Helen..

family-john-louise-brech-notes-2007: Notes on the children of John and Louise (Schoenfelder) Brech; information from <private> Hays, 2007; privately held

Comment: Source includes location (Quinn [, South Dakota]).

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father

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 67,70, dwelling 51

Comment: Source identifies Teresa C. Brech as a daughter of John Brech. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 96, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 104A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0096" image 4; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 27,29, dwelling 42

Comment: Source identifies Theresa C. Brech as a daughter of John Brech. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: William T. Racemacher (1893 – ?)

Married: 30 Jun 1925 in Cottonwood, Jackson County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) > “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Cottonwood, Jackson County [, South Dakota]) and date (June 30, 1925).

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 15 Apr 1910 at Cottonwood Township, Stanley County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Cottonwood Township, Jackson County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 30 Jun 1925 at Cottonwood, Jackson County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Line 69, dwelling 51

Comment: Source includes census date (15 Apr 1910) and location (Cottonwood Township, County: Stanley, State: South Dakota).

census-us-1920-ps-sd-jackson-96-3a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jackson County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 96, sheet 3A (form/penned) or page 104A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 17 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Jackson > Cottonwood > District 0096" image 4; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1721 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 29, dwelling 42

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Cottonwood Township, County: Jackson, State: South Dakota).

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) > “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Cottonwood, Jackson County [, South Dakota]) and marriage date (June 30, 1925).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: That database uses between 2 Jan 1906 and 30 Jun 1906. Using her age (2) on the official 1910 census date of 15 Apr 1910 gives a birth date range from 16 Apr 1907 to 15 Apr 1908. [census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Theresa. The 1910 U.S. Census uses an alternate spelling of Teresa. [census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b]

FOLLOWUP

Did Tracy die August 1929? There may be a photograph in the Spear Archive with a caption that states that.

Most of the known records agree on the range of birth dates, and their intersection is used for this database. However, the one record that conflicts with all of them (there is no overlap between it and any of the others) was created when she was two, which seems like it should be the correct one. Are all of the others in error?

Theresa identified her nationality as German, though she was born in the United States. The nationality claim was no more recent than her grandparents. [marriage-racemacher-brech-1925]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1910-ps-sd-stanley-101-2b: 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Stanley County, Cottonwood Township, enumeration district 101, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 95B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1910 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 14 August 2018) > "South Dakota > Stanley > Cottonwood > District 0101" image 4; citing “Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1488 (of 1784), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1375501]

Additional detail for reference: Line 69, dwelling 51

marriage-racemacher-brech-1925: Record of marriage for William T. Racemacher and Theresa Brech (1925); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 8 July 2007) > “1924-1925” image 3066; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

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