Husband: Peter Von Lackum (1 2)
Born: about 1848 in Prussia
Married: Feb 1869 in Bucks twsp, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
Wife: Margaret Britzius (3 4 5 6)
Born: 04 May 1851 in Bucks Twsp, Tuscarawas Co., OH
Died: 20 Jul 1879 in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Father: Theobald H. Britzius
Mother: Christina Elizabeth Maurer
01 (M): H Von Lackum (7)
Born: 1872 in Minnesota
02 (F): Sarah Von Lackum (8)
Born: Oct 1874 in Minnesota
Died: Nov 1906 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska
Additional Information

Peter Von Lackum:


Wasem/Block gives birthdate of Mar 1843

Margaret Britzius:

Cause of Death: childbirth


From "The Britzius Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens, 2013:
6 – Margaret Britzius (1851 Ohio – 1879 Iowa) married Peter Von Lackum, a physian from Prussia. He was a widower that brought 4 children to the marriage. Maggie and Peter had at least two children. They lived in Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Then Maggie died in childbirth at the age of 28. The 1880 census shows H. Von Lakum, Maggie’s 8 year old son, living with the family of Theobald and Christina Maurer Britzius.

Per E Walker 12Jul2016--Margaret lost her third baby in a carriage accident and probably died then herself. "I was told many times that she died in a carriage accident and
therefore lost the baby she was carrying. I imagine that the event probably was
a cause for the loss of them both."

  1. Census, Federal - 1870 - Fillmore Co., MN, Preston Twsp, Preston Village.
  2. Bill Moyer, Britzius File I (received via USPS 24 Feb 2005).
  3. Goettel, Steve, Britzius, Mathias-Descendants of (EMail).
  4. Census, Federal - 1870 - Fillmore Co., MN, Preston Twsp, Preston Village.
  5. Bill Moyer, Britzius File I (received via USPS 24 Feb 2005).
  6. Census, Federal 1860, Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio.

    Name: Margaret Pretzeus
    [Margaret Britzius]
    Age in 1860: 12
    Birth Year: abt 1848
    Birthplace: Bavaria
    Home in 1860: Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Ragersville
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Delnalp Pretzeus 38
    Elizabeth Pretzeus 35
    Elizabeth Pretzeus 17
    Geo Pretzeus 14
    Margaret Pretzeus 12
    Adam Pretzeus 10
    Jacob Pretzeus 7
    Nicholas Pretzeus 5
    John Pretzeus 2
    Jacob Pretzeus 69

  7. Census, Federal - 1880 - Olmstead Co., MN, Quincy ED 197.

    Name: H. Van Lackum
    Age: 8
    Birth Year: abt 1872
    Birthplace: Minnesota
    Home in 1880: Quincy, Olmsted, Minnesota
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Grandson
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Birthplace: Germany
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page

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    Household Members: Name Age
    Theobuld Britzins 60
    Elizabeth Britzins 53
    John Britzins 20
    Henry Britzins 18
    Mary Britzins 16
    Theobuld Britzins 14
    Caroline Britzins 11
    H. Van Lackum 8

  8., wasem/Block family.
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