Arthur Carl Potthoff

1899–1971 (Age 72)
Woodbury, Washington, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Arthur Carl

When Arthur Carl Potthoff was born on 23 June 1899, in Woodbury, Washington, Minnesota, United States, his father, Heinrich Wilhelm Potthoff, was 38 and his mother, Anne Marie Louise Brunshaus, was 32. He married Marian Flora Bothe on 6 April 1940, in Washington, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1899. He died on 14 August 1971, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Woodbury Methodist Cemetery, Woodbury, Washington, Minnesota, United States.

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Arthur Carl Potthoff
Marian Flora Bothe
Marriage: 6 April 1940

Spouse & Children

6 April 1940
Washington, Minnesota, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Potthoff


  • Anne Marie Louise Brunshaus




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 7

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

North German: perhaps a habitational name from a place in Westphalia named as Pothof ‘(plant) nursery’, from Middle Low German pote ‘seedling’, ‘young plant’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘courtyard’, or, more likely, a variant of Puthoff .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Arthur Potthoff in household of Marie Potthoff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur C Potthoff in household of William H Potthoff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Authur Potthoff in household of Wm H Potthoff, "United States Census, 1910"

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