Richard O. Hertz

25 May 1867–17 September 1939 (Age 72)
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States

The Life of Richard O.

When Richard O. Hertz was born on 25 May 1867, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, his father, Johann Gottlieb Herz, was 37 and his mother, Jacobina Elisabetha Barbara Schilling, was 32. He married Marian Vanderbilt on 1 October 1889, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Detroit Ward 13, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 September 1939, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72.

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Richard O. Hertz
Marian Vanderbilt
Marriage: 1 October 1889
Clara Hertz
Roy Robert Hertz

Spouse and Children


    Marian Vanderbilt


1 October 1889
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States


    Clara Hertz


    Roy Robert Hertz


Parents and Siblings

    Johann Gottlieb Herz


    Jacobina Elisabetha Barbara Schilling




    John M Hertz


    William Hertz


    Frederick Hertz



    Matilda Hertz


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 1

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.

Age 19

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 German: nickname for a stouthearted or kind-hearted individual, from Middle High German herze ‘heart’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herz ‘heart’, Yiddish harts.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Hertz in household of John Hertz, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Hertz in household of Jane Hertz, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Richard Hertz, "United States Census, 1900"

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