Bertha Gysi

11 February 1879–17 October 1949 (Age 70)
Baden, Aargau, Switzerland

The Life of Bertha

When Bertha Gysi was born on 11 February 1879, in Baden, Aargau, Switzerland, her father, Wilhelm Gysi, was 30 and her mother, Elisabeth Baumgartner, was 25. She married John Henry Van Dellen on 14 April 1898, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1910. She died on 17 October 1949, in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Van Dellen
Bertha Gysi
Marriage: 14 April 1898
Van Dellen
Harry Bert Van Dellen

Spouse and Children

    John Henry Van Dellen



14 April 1898
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


    Van Dellen


    Harry Bert Van Dellen


Parents and Siblings

    Wilhelm Gysi


    Elisabeth Baumgartner




    Ida Gysi



    Edith Rose Giese


    Oda Gesie


    Paul J Geesie


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Cleveland School of Art

Age 3

Originally called the Western Reserve School of Design for Women, the Cleveland School of Art is a co-educational school that has highlighted its students works in different arts and designs. After World War II, the school began offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and soon after became the Cleveland Institute of Art. The school today offers 17 different artistic programs all year long.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Giesel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Von Dellen in household of Henry J Von Dellen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Berth Gusie in entry for Van Dellen, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Bertha Geezie, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"

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