August Herzog

1848–1937 (Age 89)
Baden, Germany

The Life of August

August Herzog was born in 1848, in Baden, Germany. He married Elizabeth Short on 2 August 1876, in Hinds, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in St. Mary, Louisiana, United States in 1880 and McComb, Pike, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1937, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in McComb, Pike, Mississippi, United States.

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August Herzog
Elizabeth Short
Marriage: 2 August 1876
Robert Lee Herzog
Lutie Lou Herzog
Gussie Herzog
Otto Marcus Hertzog
Belle Herzog
Bessie Herzog
May Herzog
Irene Herzog
Nora Herzog

Spouse and Children

2 August 1876
Hinds, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 13

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 24

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 German: from the Middle High German title of nobility herzoge ‘duke’ (Old High German herizoho, from heri ‘army’ + ziohan ‘to lead’, a calque of the Byzantine title stratēlatēs ‘general’, ‘commander’, from Greek stratos ‘army’ + elaunein ‘to lead’). The name is unlikely to refer to descent from an actual duke; it is normally an occupational name for the servant of a duke or a nickname for one who put on the airs and graces of a duke.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herzog ‘duke’. Compare Graf and Kaiser .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Albert Hursog, "United States Census, 1900"
  • August Herzog in household of Chauncey C Bowman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • August Herzog, "United States Census, 1880"

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