Ferdinand Witzke

November 1831–10 February 1908 (Age 76)

The Life Summary of Ferdinand

Ferdinand Witzke was born in November 1831, in Germany. He married Johanna Frauzke on 12 May 1856, in Prussia, German Empire. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Williamstown, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Mayville, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. He died on 10 February 1908, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mayville, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.

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Ferdinand Witzke
Johanna Frauzke
Marriage: 12 May 1856
Albert Witzki
Maria Gertrude Witzke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 May 1856Prussia, German Empire
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 5
    The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Sept 3, 1836 Treaty Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year. (Wisconsin Historical Society)
    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German
    Age 21
    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Horst, Bernhardt, Klaus, Reinhold.German: derivative of Witz .East German: habitational name from a place in Brandenburg so named.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (4)

    • Ferdinand Witzke, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
    • Ferdinand Witzke, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ferdinand Witzke in entry for Albert C. Witzke and Minna Beyer, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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