Augusta Oelkers

20 February 1871–1 June 1953 (Age 82)
New York, United States

The Life of Augusta

When Augusta Oelkers was born on 20 February 1871, in New York, United States, her father, Johann Diedrich Oelkers, was 46 and her mother, Augusta Pfefferman, was 33. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Frank Konstantin Argelander. She lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1905 and Plain Township, Stark, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 1 June 1953, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Konstantin Argelander
Augusta Oelkers
Frank August Argelander
Eleanora Emilie Argelander
Marie Sophie Argelander

Spouse and Children

    Frank Konstantin Argelander






    Eleanora Emilie Argelander


    Marie Sophie Argelander


Parents and Siblings

    Johann Diedrich Oelkers


    Augusta Pfefferman




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1875 · Euclid Avenue Opera House

Age 4

The Euclid Avenue Opera House was the most popular theater in Cleveland at the time. It was home to a 1,638-seat auditorium and was constantly filled. In 1922 the building was demolished to make room for a Kresge store. The original chandelier hangs in the shop that now occupies the site.
1894 · May Day Riots of 1894

Age 23

The May Day Riots were a series of violent demonstrations that occurred throughout the city on May 1. The riots were caused after Cleveland's unemployment rate increased dramatically during the Panic of 1893, causing panic among the unemployed against the city leaders. The most rioters at one time was recorded as a crowd of 5,000 men.

Name Meaning

1 German (Ölkers): patronymic from Oelke 1.2 Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Ulrich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Augusta Argelander in household of William E Nichaus, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Augusta Argelander, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Augusta Argelander in household of Frank Argelander, "New York State Census, 1905"

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