Mathias Dittman

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

The Life of Mathias

When Mathias Dittman was born on 18 September 1851, in West Prussia, Prussia, Germany, 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 6 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 Cemetery, Niles, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Mathias Dittman
Franciszka Papinska
Marriage: 11 February 1877
Francisca 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 Dittman

Spouse and Children


    Franciszka Papinska


11 February 1877
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Anna Jablonski






    Franz Alexander Dytmann


    Marianna Dyttman


    Barbora Dyttman


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 1

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.
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.
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 spelling of German Dittmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mathias Ditman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mathew Dittman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mathias Dittman, "United States Census, 1900"

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