Theodore Thomas Gronner

3 November 1872–17 February 1932 (Age 59)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Theodore Thomas

When Theodore Thomas Gronner was born on 3 November 1872, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Ole Torkildsen Gronner, was 28 and his mother, Marie Olsdatter Rolstad, was 22. He married Emeline Elizabeth Roberts on 17 July 1891, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 17 February 1932, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Oak Forest, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Thomas Gronner
Emeline Elizabeth Roberts
Marriage: 17 July 1891
Howard Theodore Gronner
Stanley Oswald Gronnernd
Maria Rolstead Gronner

Spouse and Children

17 July 1891
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ole Torkildsen Gronner


    Marie Olsdatter Rolstad




    Amalie E Gronner



    Marcus Gronner


    Oscar Gronner


    Gilbert Oliver Gronner


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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

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

German: variant of Brunner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Theodore T Groner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Theodore T Gronner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Theodore Gronner in household of Ole Gronner, "United States Census, 1880"

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