Augusta Auer

1859–1943 (Age 84)
Bainbridge Center, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Augusta

When Augusta Auer was born on 29 April 1859, in Bainbridge Center, Berrien, Michigan, United States, her father, Johann Hauer, was 27 and her mother, Augusta Lorscher, was 24. She married Anthony Theisen on 5 November 1879, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Kent, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 3 December 1943, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Augusta Auer
Anthony Theisen
Marriage: 5 November 1879
Joseph Theisen
Mary A. Theisen
John Eusebius Theisen
Anna C. Theisen
Anton Theisen
Rose Frances Theisen
Antonette Theisen

Spouse & Children

  • Female1859–1943Female

  • Anthony Theisen


5 November 1879
Berrien, Michigan, United States


  • Joseph Theisen


  • Mary A. Theisen


  • Male1886–1946Male

  • Female1888–1975Female

  • Anton Theisen


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Johann Hauer


  • Augusta Lorscher




  • Amanda Auger


  • Mary J. Auer or Lorscher


  • Caroline Auer


  • Female1859–1943Female

  • Clara Auer


World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 20

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

German (chiefly Bavaria): topographic name for someone living by a water meadow, German Au, or a habitational name for someone from a place named Au or Aue .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Augusta Theisen in household of Anton Theisen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Augusta Theisen in household of Elmer Mcgarvey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Augusta Auer, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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