John R. Brickert, a native of Morgan County, Ind., was born January 19, 1859, and is the son of Charles J. and Elizabeth J. (Fitzpatrick) Brickert. The father was born in Adams County, Penn., in 1827, and is the son of Frederick Brickert, of Pennsylvanian birth, and German lineage. Charles J. Brickert was reared in his native state, and in 1848 came to Indiana, and settled in Morgan County, where he has spent most of his life following farming and carpentering. In 1853, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth J. Fitzpatrick, a native of Lawrence County, Ind., born in 1835. She is the daughter of Henry C. Fitzpatrick, of Irish descent, and an early settler of Lawrence County, Ind. The above marriage was blessed by the birth of the following children: William H., Charles F., John R., Edwin W., James M., deceased, Minnie V. and Cora A. John R. was reared on a farm in Morgan County. He received his early education in the common schools, and then a normal education at Valparaiso, Ind. In 1880, he began teaching in the public schools of Morgan County, and taught for three years. He took a select course at Bloomington, Ind., and later a law course at the Gillettle Law University, at Valparaiso, Ind. He was admitted to the bar in Morgan County, Ind., in April 1885. In the same year he became a member of the Johnson County bar. In the fall of the same year he engaged in the breeding of short-horn cattle, and Hambletonian horses, at Bluff Creek, Johnson County, Ind., and since has continued in the breeding and sale of fine stock. September 8, 1885, he was united in marriage with Annie L., the daughter of Jacob and Hannah (Clark) Tresslar. The father was a native of Virginia, the mother of New Jersey. Anna L. is the only daughter of the parents; she was born in Johnson County, Ind., June 27, 1862. One child has blessed the above union, named Jacob Errett. Mr. and Mrs. Brickert are members of the Christian Church.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 885.