Michael J. Denk

21 February 1855–1 January 1928 (Age 72)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Michael J.

Michael J. Denk was born on 21 February 1855, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Elizabeth Josephine "Lizzie" Asprion on 25 November 1880, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Allegheny City, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 1 January 1928, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Saint Michaels Cemetery, Mount Oliver, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Michael J. Denk
Elizabeth Josephine "Lizzie" Asprion
Marriage: 25 November 1880
Alma Mary Christina Denk
Rosalia Ethel Bertha Denk
Elmer Charles Denk
Philip John Ignatuis Denk
Christina Mary Margaret Denk
Michael J Denk
Philomena Elizabeth Denk
Laura Marie Denk
Elizabeth Denk
Agnes Veronica Denk

Spouse and Children

25 November 1880
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 8

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

German:1. from a short form of the personal name Dankwart, from Old High German thank ‘think’, ‘thank’, ‘thought’ + wart ‘guardian’. 2. South German: nickname for a left-handed or clumsy person, from Middle High German tenk ‘left’. 3. variant of Denke .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Micheal Denk, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Michael Denk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Michael Denk in entry for Elizabeth Denk, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"

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