Theodor Leising

24 August 1859–
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Theodor

When Theodor Leising was born on 24 August 1859, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Theodor Leising, was 39 and his mother, Katherina Dvoushagen, was 34.

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Theodor Leising
Katherina Dvoushagen
Kaspar Leising
Theodor Leising
Joseph Leising

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World Events (3)


Age 4

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

Age 4

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 8

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old Norse personal name or nickname, Leysingi, from leysingi ‘freedman’. Compare Lazenby .2 South German: habitational name from Leising in Bavaria.

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

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  • Theodor Leising, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • Theodor Leising, "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

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