Wilhelm Topp

1873–1945 (Age 72)
Barmen, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Wilhelm

When Wilhelm Topp was born on 24 April 1873, in Barmen, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, his father, Friedrich Topp, was 24 and his mother, Bertha Vogel, was 23. He married Amilia Wilson on 18 October 1902, in Köln, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 19 October 1945, in Rösrath, Mülheim am Rhein, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 72.

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Wilhelm Topp
Amilia Wilson
Marriage: 18 October 1902
Friedrich Menzies Topp

Spouse & Children

18 October 1902
Köln, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany


Parents & Siblings

  • Friedrich Topp


  • Bertha Vogel




World Events (5)


Age 17

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 41

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 41

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Topp meaning ‘tuft’, ‘crest’, or the cognate Old Norse Toppr.2 German: from Low German topp ‘point’, ‘tree top’, hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense ‘braid’.3 German: variant of Dopp .

Possible Related Names

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

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