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John Briest

 
 
John Briest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, January 2008
1. John Briest Marker
Inscription.
Born Nov. 11, 1836, in Trenton.
He started in the printing business at an early age and became foreman of the Trenton True American print shop. He started the penny daily newspaper The Emporium, which remained in operation from 1867 to 1897. In 1905 he founded the Trenton Sunday Courier in 1905.
He was city recorder and excise commissioner before his election to the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. He served as mayor of Trenton from 1871 to 1875 and was the first city comptroller in 1892 and 1893. He was also a member of Mercer Lodge No. 50 F & AM and an original member of the Trenton Battle Monument Association.
Died Dec. 8, 1915, at his home at 239 N. Broad St.
 
Location. 40° 13.15′ N, 74° 45.316′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Click for map. This marker is the twelfth of seventeen markers on individual grave sites in Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William R. McKean (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Charles Hewitt (within shouting distance of this
John Briest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, January 2008
2. John Briest Marker
marker); William Borrow (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James Olden Paxson (within shouting distance of this marker); William Potts Sherman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Budd Bodine (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Dr. John Manners (about 300 feet away); Capt. Joseph A. Yard (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in the corner of the cemetery near the corner of South Clinton Avenue and Barlow Street.
 
Categories. Communications
 
John Briest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, January 2008
3. John Briest Marker
The Trenton Train Station (under construction) can be seen in the background.
 
 
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