Bertha Wilhelmine Zobel

February 1872–9 December 1963 (Age 91)
Neudorf, Graudenz, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany

The Life Summary of Bertha Wilhelmine

When Bertha Wilhelmine Zobel was born in February 1872, in Neudorf, Graudenz, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany, her father, George Christian Kruger, was 39 and her mother, Anna Dorathea Wichmann, was 27. She married Gottfried Friedrich Maass on 10 November 1887, in Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died on 9 December 1963, in Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 91.

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Gottfried Friedrich Maass
Bertha Wilhelmine Zobel
Marriage: 10 November 1887

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World Events (8)

1877 · The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Age 5
The great railroad strike of 1877 started because of wage cuts by the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. This was the second time that the railraod had made wage cuts.
Age 18
Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1907 · Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower Built
Age 35
Construction on the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Clock Tower started in 1907 and was completed in 1911. It was the tallest building in Baltimore until 1923. Joseph Evans Sperry was the architect. The tower took 5 years to build, has 15 floors, and is 289 feet tall.

Name Meaning

German:1. metonymic occupational name for a furrier or fur trader, from Old High German zobel ‘sable fur’. 2. nickname from Middle High German zoblen ‘to tease’, ‘to scrap or fight’. 3. from a personal name, Zobelo.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Minnie Maass in household of Gotfried Maass, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mina B Maass in household of Gotfried F Maass, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Wilhelmine Lobel, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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