Vincent Kort

29 October 1834–3 September 1905 (Age 70)
Wittlich, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Vincent

When Vincent Kort was born on 29 October 1834, in Wittlich, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, his father, Matthias Kort, was 40 and his mother, Susanne Lamberty, was 37. He married Helen Dillenberg on 3 February 1863, in Dreis, Wittlich, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pella, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States in 1900. He died on 3 September 1905, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Vincent Kort
Helen Dillenberg
Marriage: 3 February 1863
John Kort
Peter Kort
Catherina Kort
Matthew Kort
Anna Maria Kort

Spouse and Children

3 February 1863
Dreis, Wittlich, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany



    Peter Kort



    Matthew Kort


    Anna Maria Kort


Parents and Siblings

    Matthias Kort


    Susanne Lamberty




    Joannes Kort


    Johannes Kort


    Phillip Kort



    Margaretha Kort


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 20

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname for a short person, from Dutch kort ‘short’.2 German: from a pet form of the personal name Konrad .3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a weaver or cloth dealer, from Polish or Yiddish kort ‘cord’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilhelm Kort in household of John Kort, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vincentii Korth in entry for Anna Maria Korth, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Vincenz Kort in entry for Wilhelm Wipperhurst and Katrina Kort, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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