Margarethe Oswald

2 January 1822–14 April 1877 (Age 55)
Hamburg, Germany

The Life of Margarethe

Margarethe Oswald was born on 2 January 1822, in Hamburg, Germany. She married Augustus Dreger about 1851, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died on 14 April 1877, in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Augustus Dreger
Margarethe Oswald
Marriage: about 1851
Wilhelmine Susanna Dreger
Caroline Dreger
Mary Dreger

Spouse and Children

    Augustus Dreger



about 1851
New York, United States


World Events (8)

1824 · Property Value is Estimated

Age 2

In 1824, the value of real estate in Brooklyn was estimated as $2,111,390 and personal property was estimated as $438,690.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 18

The County of Hudson was created in 1840, named after the great river and its namesake, the English explorer, Henry Hudson, who landed his vessel the Half Moon at what is now the City of Hoboken in September of 1609

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and German: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements ōs ‘god’ + weald ‘power’. In the Middle English period, this fell together with the less common Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr. The name was introduced to Germany from England, as a result of the fame of St. Oswald, a 7th-century king of Northumbria, whose deeds were reported by Celtic missionaries to southern Germany. The name was also borne by a 10th-century English saint of Danish parentage, who was important as a monastic reformer.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ( see Hussey 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • August Dreger, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Margretha Osbar in entry for Charles Fred Buseck and Wilhelmina Dreger, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Margarite Dreger, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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