Theresa Maria Hartmann

5 June 1829–2 August 1894 (Age 65)

The Life of Theresa Maria

When Theresa Maria Hartmann was born on 5 June 1829, in Germany, her father, Adam Hartmann, was 43 and her mother, Gertrude Stein, was 26. She married Carl Wilhelm Puff in 1848, in Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 2 August 1894, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States.

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Carl Wilhelm Puff
Theresa Maria Hartmann
Marriage: 1848
Marie Theresa Puff
Robert Charles Puff
Charles Bruno Puff
Carl Edwin Puff
Richard Max Puff

Spouse and Children



    Marie Theresa Puff


    Robert Charles Puff


    Charles Bruno Puff


    Carl Edwin Puff


    Richard Max Puff


Parents and Siblings

    Adam Hartmann


    Gertrude Stein




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 7

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 22

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

1 North German and Danish: variant of Hart 1.2 German: from a Germanic compound personal name composed of the elements hard ‘hard’, ‘strong’ + man ‘man’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Hartman .

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

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  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Ordinance Index (TM)
  • U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989

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