Susan Emma Harper

13 December 1871–11 March 1936 (Age 64)
Magnolia, Rock, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Susan Emma

When Susan Emma Harper was born on 13 December 1871, in Magnolia, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Thomas Thompson Harper, was 35 and her mother, Mary Ann Acheson, was 27. She married Wilhelm Friedrich Mau on 14 February 1901, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 11 March 1936, in Spring Valley, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Wilhelm Friedrich Mau
Susan Emma Harper
Marriage: 14 February 1901
William Mau
Raymond Milbrandt Mau
Ralph Thomas Mau

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 February 1901Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children


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    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.
    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire
    Age 12
    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 19
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire), Scottish, Irish (Antrim and Down), and Dutch: occupational name for a player on the harp, from Middle English harper(e) ‘harper’ (Old English hearpere) and Middle Dutch harper, herper. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Susan E Harper in household of Thomas Harper, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Susie E. Harper, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
    • Susan E Harper in household of Thomas F Harper, "United States Census, 1900"

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