Johann Dietz

16 May 1872–31 January 1949 (Age 76)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Johann

When Johann Dietz was born on 16 May 1872, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Wenzel Dietz, was 32 and his mother, Eva Kopp, was 34. He married Mathilda Kuhr on 19 March 1898, in Menasha, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Menasha, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States for about 60 years. He died on 31 January 1949, in Allenville, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Dietz
Mathilda Kuhr
Marriage: 19 March 1898
Max Phillip Dietz
John Clarence Dietz
Eva M Dietz
Henrietta Emma Dietz
Rose Catherine Dietz
Elmer Nicholas Dietz
Leslie Edward Dietz
Marie Dietz
Marion Anna Dietz

Spouse and Children

19 March 1898
Menasha, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Eva Kopp




    Anne Dietz


    Marie Catherine Dietz




    James Dietz


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 11

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Dietrich .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Dietz, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • John Dietz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Dietz in household of Wenzel Dietz, "United States Census, 1880"

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