Emma Strauss

24 February 1866–11 November 1953 (Age 87)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Strauss was born on 24 February 1866, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Adolph Strauss, was 35 and her mother, Jeanette Rosenthal, was 35. She married Max Yankauer on 12 May 1898, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 15 years. She died on 11 November 1953, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mount Neboh Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, New York, United States.

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Max Yankauer
Emma Strauss
Marriage: 12 May 1898
Walter David Yankauer

Spouse and Children

12 May 1898
New York City, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Adolph Strauss


    Jeanette Rosenthal




    Caroline Strauss


    Morris Strauss



    Flora Strauss


    James Strauss


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 2

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

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

1 German: nickname for an awkward or belligerent person, from Middle High German strūz ‘quarrel’, ‘complaint’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German strūze, German Strauss ‘ostrich’, hence a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an ostrich, or (among the German nobility) a nickname for someone whose coat-of-arms featured an ostrich, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird. In some cases the Jewish surname was ornamental.3 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name, Strūsso.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Yankauer in household of Max Yankauer, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Emma Striuss in household of Adolph Striuss, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma Yankauer in household of Max Yankauer, "United States Census, 1920"

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