23 November 2011

Anna Birdsall Bradrick

1856 — 1941

Biographical Material


FIEGENBAUM-BRADRICK - On Wednesday, October 20, 1880, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, by the bride's father, Rev. I. A. Bradrick, of the Iowa Conference, Dr. George A. Fiegenbaum, son of Rev. --- Fiegenbaum, 1  presiding elder of St. Joseph District (German), Methodist Ep'scopal Church, to Miss Anna B. Bradrick. 2 

Source: Western Christian Advocate, Wednesday, 22 December 1880; Vol. 47, Issue 51; p. 408, column 4.

Class of 1877

236. Anna Birdsall Bradrick (Fiegenbaum), B.S. - Born August 18, 1856, Lima, Ohio.  Prepared, Mt. Pleasant High School.  Entered Iowa Wesleyan 1873.  M.S. 1880.  Ruthean. 3   Pi Beta Phi. 4 

Married Dr. Geo. A. Fiegenbaum (See No. 251) October 20, 1880, Mt. Pleasant.  Died 1896, St. Joseph, Mo.

Children - Henry Allen Ernest, born January 19, 1882. 5 
Helen Mary, born July 30, 1889
Clara Marguerite, born June 1, 1893.

Residence, 472 North Normal Parkway, Chicago, Ill.

Source: Alumnal Association of Iowa Wesleyan College. Historical Sketch and Alumni Record of Iowa Wesleyan College (Mount Pleasant, Iowa: Alumnal Association of Iowa Wesleyan College, 1917), page 200.


  1. George Adolph Fiegenbaum, the son of Rev. Heinrich Hermann and Clara Catherine (Kastenbudt) Fiegenbaum, was born on 1 January 1855 at Galena, JoDaviess County, Illinois. In 1873, George entered Iowa Wesleyan University (known since 1912 as Iowa Wesleyan College) at Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa and graduated with an A.B. degree in 1878. He was member of the Philomathean Literary Society and the Iowa Alpha Chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. George was also a graduate of the nearby Mt. Pleasant German College, affiliated with the German branch of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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  2. Anna Birdsall Bradrick was the daughter of Rev. Isaiah Allen and Mary (Rankin) Bradrick.

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  3. The Ruthean Literary Society was organized in 1856 at Iowa Wesleyan University (known as Iowa Wesleyan College since 1912).

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  4. A chapter of Pi Beta Phi (Gamma Chapter of I. C. Sorosis) was established in December 1868 at Iowa Wesleyan. In 1886, the chapters were renamed and the one at Iowa Wesleyan became Iowa Alpha. According to the Historical Sketch and Alumni Record of Iowa Wesleyan College (1917), it was the oldest active chapter.

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  5. Henry died in childhood.

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