Brahms, Johann Jacob

BORN 1 Jun 1806, Heide, Schleswig-Holstein - DIED 11 Feb 1872, Hamburg
CAUSE OF DEATH cancer of the liver
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Fühlsbüttler Strasse 756 (K31, 267-270)

Johann Jakob Brahms came from Heide in Holstein. He went to Hamburg in 1826 to pursue a musical career against the wishes of his family. He worked as a jobbing musician and as a string an wind palter. He married the seamstress Johanna Nissen who was seventeen years his senior on 9 June 1830. In that same year he became a horn player in the militia of Hamburg. In 1831 a daughter was born, Elisabeth. In 1833 their son, the composer Johannes Brahms, was born. Another son, Fritz, followed in 1835.

Johann Jacob obtained engagements at the Stadttheater Hamburg and at the Hamburg Philharmonic Society. He was the first teacher of his son Johannes. On 22 March 1866 he married his second wife Caroline Luise Paasch. In 1872 he died of cancer of the liver in Hamburg.

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The grave of Johann Jacob Brahms at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2012)


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Published: 22 Jan 2023
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