Bertha Laura Illing

Female20 August 1881–29 April 1970

Brief Life History of Bertha Laura

When Bertha Laura Illing was born on 20 August 1881, in Jefferson, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Frederick Ernest Illing, was 35 and her mother, Eva Barbara Catherine Troeger, was 34. She married Andrew Casper Heim on 14 November 1904, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. She died on 29 April 1970, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Casper Heim
1879–1962
Bertha Laura Illing
1881–1970
Marriage: 14 November 1904
Florence May Heim
1910–1983

Sources (16)

  • Bertha L Heim, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bertha Illing, "Wisconsin Birth Index, 1820-1907"
  • Bertha L Illing, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1904Kane, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

    Age 4

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

    Age 24

    The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Illing, Hilling (Old English Illing, of uncertain origin). Illing is Middle English for ‘the act of treating badly’, which does not seem formally appropriate.

    German: habitational name from any of several places called Illingen.

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

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