Bertha Anna Woerner

1 March 1881–1953 (Age 71)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Bertha Anna

Bertha Anna Woerner was born on 1 March 1881, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States as the daughter of Maximilian Woerner and Catharine Auling. She married Ortha Orrie Barr on 4 September 1907, in Lima, Meigs, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1953, in Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Ortha Orrie Barr
Bertha Anna Woerner
Marriage: 4 September 1907
Catherine Eugenia Barr
Robert Ortha Barr
Margaret Ann Barr
Edna B. Barr
Ortha Orrie Barr Jr.

Spouse and Children

4 September 1907
Lima, Meigs, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Maximilian Woerner


    Catharine Auling




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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

German (also Wörner): variant of Werner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Barr in household of Ortha O Barr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha W Barr in household of Orha O Barr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha W Barr in household of Ortha O Barr, "United States Census, 1920"

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