Minnie Freitag

22 June 1852–11 May 1916 (Age 63)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Minnie

When Minnie Freitag was born on 22 June 1852, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, her father, August Freitag, was 25 and her mother, Christiana, was 21. She married Louis Auguste Wilhelm Heinze on 22 January 1878. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lewiston, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 May 1916, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Louis Auguste Wilhelm Heinze
Minnie Freitag
Marriage: 22 January 1878
Frederick L Heinze
Christiana Louise Heinze
Carl Gustave Heinze
Bertha Katharine Emma Heinze
Gustaf Heinze
Augusta Ottilie Heinze
William Heinze
Otto Theodore Heinze
Louis Heinze
Herman Heinze

Spouse and Children

22 January 1878


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 2

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 18

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from (respectively) Middle High German vrītac and German Freitag ‘Friday’ (Old High German frīatag, frījetag, a translation of Late Latin Veneris dies: Freya was the Germanic goddess of love, sometimes considered as equivalent to the Roman Venus). The German name may have denoted someone born on a Friday or who performed some feudal service then. However, Friday was considered unlucky throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages (because it was the day on which Christ was crucified), and it seems more likely that the name was given to a person considered ill-omened. It is found as a byname in this sense in Old High German. This is by far the commonest of the surnames drawn from the days of the week, followed by Sonntag ‘Sunday’, traditionally a day of good omen. Among Jews, it seems to have been one of the names that were distributed at random by government officials.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie Heinze in household of Louis W Heinze, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minnie Heinze in household of Louis Heinze, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mirna Heinze in household of Louis Heinze, "United States Census, 1880"

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