Maria Elizabeth Hellmann

30 January 1881–23 August 1954 (Age 73)
Germantown, Clinton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Maria Elizabeth

When Maria Elizabeth Hellmann was born on 30 January 1881, in Germantown, Clinton, Illinois, United States, her father, Wilhelm William Hellmann, was 27 and her mother, Gertrude Leonard, was 23. She married Herman Anton Dust on 23 August 1904, in Clinton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Beckemeyer, Wade Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 23 August 1954, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Herman Anton Dust
Maria Elizabeth Hellmann
Marriage: 23 August 1904
Gertrude M Dust
Edward Henry Dust
Agnes M Dust
Veronica C Dust

Spouse and Children

23 August 1904
Clinton, Illinois, United States


    Gertrude M Dust


    Edward Henry Dust


    Agnes M Dust



Parents and Siblings

    Wilhelm William Hellmann


    Gertrude Leonard




    Josephine Hellmann



    Henry William Hellmann


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 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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 North German: topographic name from Middle Low German helle ‘precipitous terrain’, ‘steep slope’ + Mann ‘man’.2 German: nickname for a hellraiser, from Helle 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lizzie Hellmann in household of William Hellmann, "United States Census, 1900"
  • N Elizabeth Dust in household of H Anton Dust, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth M Dust in household of Anton H Dust, "United States Census, 1910"

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