Mathias Dittman

18 September 1851–4 June 1929 (Age 77)
West Prussia, Prussia, German Empire

The Life Summary of Mathias

When Mathias Dittman was born on 18 September 1851, in West Prussia, Prussia, German Empire, his father, Jan Dittman, was 61 and his mother, Anna Jablonski, was 33. He married Franciszka Papinska on 11 February 1877, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 4 June 1929, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Mathias Dittman
Franciszka Papinska
Marriage: 11 February 1877
Francisca Dittman
Joannes Dittman
Frank Dittman
Clara Anastasia Detmann
Agnes Dittman
Anastasia Catherine Dittman
Frances Detman
Ignatius Edward Ditman
Martha Dettman
Stanislaus Edward Dittman
Joseph Dittman
Aloysius “Otto” George Dittman
Julius John Dettman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1877Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1855 · Lager Beer Riot
    Age 4
    The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 5
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.
    Age 21
    Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Dittmann .

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

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    Sources (34)

    • Mathias Ditman, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mathias Dittman in entry for Aloysius George Dittman, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • Mathew Dyttman in entry for Clara Theresa Mazurewicz, "Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939"

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