Herman Albert Gruttner

January 1878–
California, United States

The Life of Herman Albert

When Herman Albert Gruttner was born in January 1878, in California, United States, his father, Friedrich Herman Oswald Grüttner, was 33 and his mother, Augusta Charlotte Voss, was 27. He married Bertha Mae McDaniel on 2 June 1903, in Shasta, California, United States. He lived in Redding, Shasta, California, United States in 1880.

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Herman Albert Gruttner
Bertha Mae McDaniel
Marriage: 2 June 1903

Spouse and Children

2 June 1903
Shasta, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Friedrich Herman Oswald Grüttner


    Augusta Charlotte Voss




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 13

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

German:1. (Silesia): occupational name for a grist miller, from Middle Low German grutte ‘grits’, ‘coarsely ground flour’. 2. metronymic from the female personal name Grite, Grete.

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

Sources (3)

  • Herman Grittner in household of Oswald Grittner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Herman Albert Gruttner - Individual or family possessions: birth: 14 January 1878; Shasta, California, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: Herman Albert Gruttner -

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