Wilhelm Kuhr

14 October 1868–19 June 1921 (Age 52)
New Holstein, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Wilhelm

When Wilhelm Kuhr was born on 14 October 1868, in New Holstein, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Claus Jurgen Friedrich Kuhr, was 35 and his mother, Louise Sophia Schildhauer, was 41. He married Matilda Schuster on 24 May 1892. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. He died on 19 June 1921, in Menasha, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States.

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Wilhelm Kuhr
Matilda Schuster
Marriage: 24 May 1892
Paul Kuhr
Harvey Allen Kuhr
Stella J Kuhr
Raymond William Kuhr

Spouse and Children

24 May 1892


    Paul Kuhr


    Harvey Allen Kuhr




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

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.
1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 2

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

North German:1. occupational name for a guard or watchman on a tower, Middle Low German kure. 2. from a short form of Kunrat ( see Konrad ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Kuher, Head, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Kohr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilhelm Kuhr in household of Claus Kuhr, "United States Census, 1880"

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