Alvina Maria Anna Erdman

2 March 1901–12 January 1985 (Age 83)
Tara Township, Swift, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Alvina Maria Anna

When Alvina Maria Anna Erdman was born on 2 March 1901, in Tara Township, Swift, Minnesota, United States, her father, Carl August Erdmann, was 47 and her mother, Augusta Albertina Polley, was 42. She married Herman Richard Reitz on 19 June 1918, in Tara Township, Swift, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 12 January 1985, in Lakewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herman Richard Reitz
Alvina Maria Anna Erdman
Marriage: 19 June 1918
Blanche Sylvia Reitz
Richard Herman Reitz

Spouse and Children

19 June 1918
Tara Township, Swift, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Carl August Erdmann


    Augusta Albertina Polley




    August Herman Erdman


    Anna Augusta Erdman



    Bertha Johanna Carolina Erdman



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 5

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Erdmann .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Herman Reitz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alvina Erdman in entry for Delbert Charles Dake and Gloria Hope Reitz, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Alvina M. Erdman in entry for Keith Franklin Reitz, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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