Bertha E Genzke

25 March 1865–23 March 1903 (Age 38)
Hartland, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Bertha E

When Bertha E Genzke was born on 25 March 1865, in Hartland, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States, her father, August Friedrich Ferdinand Genzke, was 30 and her mother, Johanna Charlotte Wilhelmine Minnie Heller, was 28. She married William Benjamin Casterson about 1884. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 23 March 1903, in Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Seymour Cemetery, Seymour, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Benjamin Casterson
Bertha E Genzke
Marriage: about 1884
Cora Lily Castersen
Della Lydia Castersen
William Henry Castersen
Rayman L Casterson
Florence Mae Castersen
Lyda Nettie Castersen

Spouse and Children

about 1884


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 2

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.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 11

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Genzke, a derivative of Gans or Ganz .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bertha Genzke in household of Ferdinand Genzke, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Bertha Castersen in household of William Castersen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Genzke in entry for Castersen William Henry, "California, Honor Roll of Californians who served in WWI, 1914-1918"

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