Herman Albert Gustave Schiefelbein

Brief Life History of Herman Albert Gustave

Herman Albert Gustave Schiefelbein was born on 19 August 1859, in Alt Prochnow, Deutsch Krone, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany as the son of Carl Schiefelbein and Johanna Augusta Lück. He married Bertha Pauline Schmidt on 6 August 1882, in Deutsch Krone, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. In 1920, at the age of 61, his occupation is listed as laborer in a machine shop (in 1920 census) in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. He died on 20 November 1928, in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Herman Albert Gustave Schiefelbein
Bertha Pauline Schmidt
Marriage: 6 August 1882
Augusta Schiefelbein
Marie Louise Schiefelbein
Minna Schiefelbein
Louise Amanda Antonia Schiefelbein
August Herman Schiefelbein
Sophie Emily Matilda Schiefelbein
Rose Schiefelbein

Sources (17)

  • Herman Scheifelbein, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herman Albert Schiefelbein, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Herman Albert Gustave Schiefelbein in entry for Bertha Schiefelbein, "Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992"

World Events (8)


War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.

1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Schievelbein in Pomerania.

North German: from Middle Low German schivelbēn, schivelen ‘to sway’, bēn ‘bone, leg’, a nickname for someone with a deformity or illness of the foot (originally denoting a horse disease).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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