Theresa Metz

7 December 1876–18 August 1966 (Age 89)
Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Theresa

When Theresa Metz was born on 7 December 1876, in Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Johannes Metz, was 43 and her mother, Otillia Hubertina Schieffer, was 26. She married Henry Tesch on 27 November 1897, in Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 18 August 1966, in New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 89.

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Henry Tesch
Theresa Metz
Marriage: 27 November 1897
Hubbard Tesch
Tilly Tesch
Herbert J. Tesch
Julius Tesch
Aloysius C. Tesch
Harold Tesch
Sylvester Mathias Tesch Senior

Spouse and Children

    Henry Tesch



27 November 1897
Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Metz


    Otillia Hubertina Schieffer




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of Germanic maht ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine, which took its name from a Gaulish tribe, the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis, hence the modern name.3 German: from Mätz, a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Theresa Tesch in household of Henry Tesch, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Theresa Tesch in household of Henry A Tesch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Theresa Tesch in household of Henry Tesch, "United States Census, 1920"

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